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Speaking at the State of the Unions conference; Brussels, Belgium, Nov. 16

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…. Read more »

Speaking on saving our democracy, Freeport, Maine, Oct. 20

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… Read more »

Speaking on Union in Portland, Maine, Oct. 19

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 »

A U.S. breakup would be a disaster, but if it happens expect an independent New England

Back when American Nations came out in 2011, a lot of august experts dismissed the warning in the epilogue that if we were unable to form better compromises between the… Read more »

Should we replace the U.S. National Anthem?

Over the July 4th weekend the Washington Post published my review of musicologist Mark Clague’s new book, O Say Can You Hear?: A Cultural Biography of The Star Spangled Banner, a book… Read more »

Presenting at Cornell IOP’s State of Democracy summit in NYC, May 24,

I’ll be presenting on the work we’ll be doing at Nationhood Lab, the project I’m founding at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, at a “State of… Read more »

Presenting at Cornell IOPGA’s Summit on Democracy, NYC, May 24

  This coming Tuesday, Cornell’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs in New York City is bringing together an array of prominent experts — including Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and… Read more »

Reviewing Yascha Mounk’s “Great Experiment” in Washington Monthly

The world’s ongoing slide into authoritarianism has generated a frantic effort among political scientists, historians, and national security experts to identify the causes and possible solutions. University of Chicago law… Read more »

Speaking on American Nations trilogy – Washington, D.C. (private)

Speaking to the American Studies international fellows. Private event closed to public.

Talking Union and America’s search for national identity with PBS’ “Story in the Public Square”

Maintaining a shared sense of nationhood has always been a special challenge for the United States, arguably the world’s first civic nation, one defined not by organic ties, but by… Read more »