I'll be speaking on the geography of U.S. gun violence, American Nations, and the work of Nationhood Lab at the Napa-based Saint Helena Virtual Forum, which records July 11th. I'll be interviewed by David Freed, author, screenwriter and Pulitzer prize winning Los Angeles Times journalist. Stay tuned for information on when the virtual lecture is... Read more »
On August 22nd I’ll be giving a talk on North America regionalism and how it's shaped our past, present, and future -- this the topic of my book, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America -- at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. It’s a member’s only event, so... Read more »
On the invitation of Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, I'll be speaking to the Democratic caucus of the U.S. Senate about the past and present challenges to holding the U.S. together, the topics of my books, American Nations and Union and the work of the... Read more »
I'll be presenting at the National Academy of Sciences Roundtable on Obesity Solutions meeting September 27 in Washington, DC. My role is to discuss the influence of regional cultures in the observed distribution of obesity and other health factors, which I and c-authors at the University of Illinois-Chicago and the University of Minnesota published on... Read more »
I'll be speaking about the rival regional cultures of North America described in American Nations -- and how we overcome the resulting problems for U.S. nationhood -- at Kenyon College's Center for the Study of American Democracy on October 17th. The event is free and kicks off at 7:30pm in Kenyon's Community Foundation Theater.
I'll be speaking about Union and the fraught effort to create a U.S. national story -- from scratch -- starting in the 1830s at the University of South Carolina's Humanities Collaborative in Columbia, S.C. the evening of Oct. 26. The event, free and open to the public, will be held in the School of Law... Read more »