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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 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 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 »

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.

Newsroom Live: Can America Stay Together?, Portland, Maine, April 3

Mechanics Hall 519 Congress Street, Portland, ME

My former employers at Maine's Portland Press Herald are hosting me for their Newsroom Live series, a public, in-person lecture, discussion and Q&A, on my work to promote the United States's liberal democratic traditions and help prevent a U.S. collapse into authoritarianism and civil war. That's the evening of April 3 at Mechanic's Hall in... Read more »

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Speaking on the United States’s democratic crisis, Brunswick, Maine, June 5

Curtis Memorial Library 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME, United States

For the home county crowd: I'll be speaking on the crisis facing U.S. democracy, how we got here, why we're vulnerable and what we can do about it, at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine on June 5 at 6pm. This is a free event open to the public, so come on down. Book... Read more »

Book signing in Freeport, Maine, June 29

Sherman's Books - Freeport 128 Main Street, Freeport, ME, United States

My book about the history and identity of coastal Maine, The Lobster Coast, turns twenty this summer and to celebrate Viking has released a new edition (same ISBN!) with a bonus chapter by yours truly updating the story to the present day. To commemorate, I'll be meeting readers and signing copies of Lobster Coast and... Read more »

Book signing in Portland, Maine, June 29

Sherman's - Portland 49 Exchange Street, Portland, ME, United States

My book about the history and identity of coastal Maine, The Lobster Coast, turns twenty this summer and to celebrate Viking has released a new edition (same ISBN!) with a bonus chapter by yours truly updating the story to the present day. To commemorate, I'll be meeting readers and signing copies of Lobster Coast and... Read more »