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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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.