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Speaking on the challenges of U.S. nationhood, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C., Sept. 7 (private)

United States Capitol Washington, DC, United States

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 »

Presenting on American Nations and health outcomes, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, Sept. 27

Keck Center of the National Academies 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States

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 »

Presenting American Nations at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, Oct. 17

Kenyon College Gambier, OH, United States

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.

Speaking on Union and the fraught effort to create a U.S. national story; Columbia, S.C., Oct. 26

University of South Carolina Columbia, SC, United States

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 »

Speaking on the crisis facing US democracy; Newport, R.I., Jan. 6

I'll be the keynote speaker at the annual Jan. 6 anniversary vigil held by the League of Women Voters of Newport County the evening of January 6th. Attendees include US Senator Jack Reed (RI), US Rep. Seth Magaziner (RI-2), Newport Mayor Xay Khamsyvoravong, and Rhode Island Secretary of State Greg Amore.