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Speaking on the American Nations trilogy at National Defense University, Washington, DC, Dec. 6 (private)

I will be making my annual speech to the American Studies international fellows at National Defense University in Washington, D.C.. for the fourth year running. This is a private event… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

Talking with Die Welt about the challenges to U.S. nationhood

Nationhood Lab Director Colin Woodard, a historian of the U.S. regionalism and nationhood development, recently spoke with Die Welt, one of Germany’s leading national daily newspapers, about the crisis of… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

Speaking on “Healing America” at Milken Institute Global Conference

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 9 – The director of Salve Regina University’s Nationhood Lab addressed the Milken Global Conference last week to discuss the nature of the divides in the United States and approaches to… Read more »

Speaking on overcoming American divisions at Milken Global, Beverly Hills, California

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… Read more »

U.S. nationhood was created nearly from scratch in the 19th century. Was Daniel Webster responsible?

The early United States, scholars have noted, was a country in search of nationhood. Created as an ad hoc military alliance of disparate colonies to fight off a shared political… Read more »

Nationhood Lab website and data journalism initiative launches

The website for my new think tank project at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Nationhood Lab, went live last week with fresh American Nations-powered analysis of… Read more »

Talking American Nations and Nationhood Lab at the French Embassy in Washington

I’m cross-posting this Pell Center news release dated 30 January 2023: Woodard Speaks at French Embassy In Washington WASHINGTON – The director of Pell Center’s new Nationhood Lab project addressed… Read more »

How Frederick Jackson Turner lost faith in his famous Frontier Thesis

Until a few years ago I didn’t know much about Frederick Jackson Turner beyond his having authored the “Frontier Thesis,” which convinced at least four generations of Americans that their… Read more »