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Speaking on Maine’s historical odyssey, South Portland, Maine, Sept. 28

South Portland Public Library 482 Broadway, South Portland, ME, United States

I'll be speaking about the past, present and future of coastal Maine in South Portland on Wednesday, September 28th. This a twice-rescheduled talk originally intended to have been delivered during Maine's Bicentennial summer of 2020 which, of course, became instead Maine's pandemic summer of 2020, and again postponed this spring because of a Covid resurgence.... Read more »

Filming segment on pirates: London, U.K, Oct. 14 (private)

An undisclosed location London, United Kingdom

I'll be back in the United Kingdom to record a television interview segment relating to a figure from the Golden Age of Piracy I researched for my history, The Republic of Pirates. For now it's hush-hush what topic, what show, and what outlet are involved but all will be revealed eventually!

Speaking on Union in Portland, Maine, Oct. 19

University of New England - Innovation Hall Portland, ME, United States

I'll be delivering the keynote address at the Maine Conservation Alliance and Maine Consideration Voters' annual Evening for the Environment on Oct. 19 at the University of New England in Portland, Maine. The topics are the issues raised in my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood with... Read more »

Speaking on saving our democracy, Freeport, Maine, Oct. 20

Meeting House Arts 40 Main Street, Freeport, ME, United States

I am pleased to be joining the fall line up of speakers at Freeport Speech, the speaker series held at the Meeting House Arts in downtown Freeport, Maine. I'll be speaking on How to Save U.S. Democracy, a topic I've been working on at the Pell Center informed by my recent books American Nations, American... Read more »

Speaking on American Nations, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 25 (Private)

National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Illinois Chicago, IL, United States

I'll be speaking about U.S. regionalism and American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America at the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Illinois' annual meeting in Chicago on October 25. It's a members-only event, but if you're in Chicago and wanting to connect, give me a... Read more »

Filming segment on pirates: Los Angeles, California, Oct. 26 (private)

Another undisclosed location Los Angeles, CA, United States

I’ll be in Los Angeles to record a television interview segment relating to a figure from the Golden Age of Piracy I researched for my history, The Republic of Pirates. This is not for the same show as the London shoot but is equally hush-hush for now. Details when it's ready to air and the authorities give... Read more »

Speaking at the State of the Unions conference; Brussels, Belgium, Nov. 16

Foundation for European Progressive Studies Brussels, Belgium

I'll be joining a panel of U.S. and European experts discussing the implications of the U.S. midterm elections on international relations and Transatlantic diplomacy in Brussels, Belgium on November 16. The event, co-hosted by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Brussels-based think tank the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, is part... Read more »

Speaking on the American condition, past at present, at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C. (Private)

Embassy of the Republic of France to the United States Washington, DC, United States

I'll be joining France's Ambassador to the U.S., Phillipe Etienne, to speak about the backstory to the present American condition and other relevant political and historical phenomena at the Embassy of France's annual meeting of Consul-Generals and Honorary Consuls January 13 in Washington, D.C. The presentation -- informed by my work at the Pell Center... Read more »

Speaking on overcoming American divisions at Milken Global, Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Hilton Beverly Hills, CA, United States

I'll be speaking on the work of Nationhood Lab and the lessons of American Nations and Union at the 2023 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills May 1. It's a private conference with attendance limited to registered guests. My remarks will be as part of a panel entitled "Town Hall: Healing America." Here's the description... Read more »

Speaking on Mending America – community and civil society, Washington, D.C.

American Enterprise Institute Washington, DC, United States

I will be joining a panel on community and civil society's role in mending America at an event hosted by the American Enterprise Institute's Center on Opportunity and Social Mobility at 1pm May 4 in Washington, D.C. Fellow panelists include Yuval Levin and Ryan Streeter.  For registration details visit here.

Speaking on American Nations and Nationhood Lab; Newport, R.I. June 14 (private)

Salve Regina University Newport, RI, United States

I'll be speaking to board members and other stakeholders from The Forum for Education Abroad -- which sets standards for international education exchange programs -- during their meeting at Salve Regina University June 13th. It's an invite-only event where I'll be discussing the implications of American Nations and the work of Nationhood Lab.