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

Salve Regina University Newport, RI, United States

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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.

Speaking on work of Nationhood Lab; St. Louis, Missouri; June 20 (private)

Four Seasons, St. Louis, MO 999 N 2nd St, St. Louis, MO, United States

I'll be speaking about Nationhood Lab and key aspects of the struggle for U.S. democracy at the Funders Summit on Resilient and Enduring Democracy in St. Louis June 20. The event is hosted by 10 leading pro-democracy donor networks and intended as a first-of-its-kind opportunity for donors across the democracy field to discuss near-term priorities... Read more »

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 »

Speaking on the crisis facing US democracy; Newport, RI, 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.