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Addressing the Maine Library Association on threats to democracy; Newry, Maine, May 20 (Private)

I will be the keynote speaker at the 2024 annual conference of the Maine Library Association in Newry, Maine the morning of May 20, This year’s conference focus is on… Read more »

Speaking on American Nations, Sycamore Institute, Nashville, Tenn., May 2 (Private)

I’ll be speaking about the rival regional cultures of North America described in American Nations at an event sponsored by Tennessee’s nonpartisan policy think tank, the Sycamore Institute, the afternoon… Read more »

The Ohio abortion amendment and the American Nations

Over at Nationhood Lab, the research project and data journalism portal I lead at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center, we were curious how the three American Nations sections of Ohio… Read more »

Arguing for a renewed national story to assure U.S. survival for AEI’s Social Breakdown series

  November 2, 2023 NEWPORT, R.I — In a new essay published in the American Enterprise Institute’s The Social Breakdown series, Nationhood Lab director Colin Woodard argues that the United… Read more »

Speaking on American Nations, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, Oct. 17

    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… Read more »

The early 20th century Appalachian migration to Great Lakes cities created big tensions, but did it help bring down the New Deal coalition?

Readers of American Nations know the U.S. is an awkward federation of regional cultures which don’t see eye to eye. So it’s not surprising that when a huge number of… Read more »

Addressing U.S. Senators on Challenges To U.S. Democracy And Nationhood

September 14, 2023 WASHINGTON – On the invitation of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan), the director of Salve Regina University’s Nationhood Lab addressed the weekly… Read more »

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 »

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 »

How a “freedom-and-fairness” agenda can save the U.S. republic and federation

In the new print edition of Washington Monthly, Nationhood Lab Director Colin Woodard laid out how a “freedom-and-fairness” political agenda can steer the United States out of the dangerous, demagogue-infested… Read more »