2021 Asahi World Forum – Tokyo, Japan

A virtual event this year, so participating from the United States about the state of United States politics. Requires conference fee and registration. 

Panel discussion: humanities and civic comms — Orono, Maine

St. John Auditorium (Room 165), Barrows Hall University of Maine, Orono, ME

"Speaking to Citizens, Connecting with Audiences"    How might politicians, pundits, journalists, scholars, and other social and cultural leaders best connect with the audiences they need to address?  As part of its 2021-2022 Annual Symposium, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center is pleased to sponsor a panel exploring this question and the issues it raises.  Bringing together... Read more »

Speaking on American Nations at Ohio University

Ohio University Athens, OH

I'll be speaking on American Nations at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The event is co-sponsored by Ohios Department of Geography and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. It kicks off at 7pm at the Walter Hall Rotunda and is free and open to the public. Details here.

Panel on paths to careers in Journalism, Tufts University, Mar. 2 (private)

Tufts University Medford, MA

I'll be joining fellow alumni of the Tufts Daily for a webinar panel on paths to careers in journalism on Tuesday, March 2, at 7pm. It's open to members of the Tufts Daily alumni group. Looking forward to seeing some old faces, decades later, including Jonathan Larsen (Managing editor at The Young Turks) and producer Denise... Read more »

Discussing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (virtual), Mar. 8

Portland Press Herald (virtual) Portland, ME

I'll be leading a webinar discussion on Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine on March 8 at 7pm with two area experts: Laura Henry of Bowdoin College and Bates College's Jim Richter. It's part of the Portland Press Herald's Newsroom Live series, so it's free for the paper's subscribers. (And worth the price of subscription for... Read more »

Signing at Leopold’s Books Bar Caffe, Madison, Wisconsin, Mar. 15

Leopold's Book Bar Caffe 1301 Regent Street, Madison, WI

I'll be doing an informal Q&A and signing books at Madison, Wisconsin's very own Leopold Books Bar Caffe on March 15 from 6 to 7pm. Come by and chat about native son Frederick Jackson Turner's role in the struggle to create a national story for the fractured, fractious United States -- an epic undertaking brought... Read more »

Speaking on Union, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mar. 16 (private)

College Endowment Association Milwaukee, WI

I'll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, and the battle between civic and ethno-nationalist visions of the country to the College Endowment Association in Milwaukee. It's a members-only event, but if you're in southern Wisconsin and wanted to connect, give me a shout.... Read more »

Speaking on American Nations, Providence, R.I, April 20

I'll be giving a private talk on American Nations in Providence, Rhode Island this evening. The event is included on the calendar for planning purposes (and in case anyone in Rhode Island has reason to hail me ahead of time.)

Speaking on Union in Newport, R.I., April 21

Salve Regina University Newport, RI

I'll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, and the battle between civic and ethno-nationalist visions of the country at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, where I am a Pell Center Senior Visiting Fellow. The event is free and open to the... Read more »

Speaking on Lobster Coast, Chebeague Island, Maine, May 9


On May 9th I'll be giving a virtual talk on the past, present and future of coastal Maine, topic of my book, The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier, to the Chebeague Island Historical Society here in Maine. The talk is part of the 2022 Ellsworth Miller Lecture Series and... Read more »

Presenting at Cornell IOP’s State of Democracy summit in NYC, May 24,

Cornell Club of New York City New York, NY

I'll be presenting on the work we'll be doing at Nationhood Lab, the project I'm founding at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, at a "State of Democracy" summit being held I'm New York City May 24 by the Cornell University Institute of Politics and Global Affairs. Headliners include Reps. Adam Schiff... Read more »