Recent Presentations

“Federalism and COVID-19: Framing the Debate” paper presented at the Center for Constitutional Studies conference Federalism on Trial: Lessons from COVID-19 at Orem, Utah (22 Oct. 2020)

“Governing by Covenant: The Federal Philosophy Underlying the Mayflower Compact,” paper presented at Mayflower: 400th Anniversary Constitution Week Conference at the Center for Constitutional Studies, Orem Utah (Sept. 17, 2020)


“America’s Dynamic Federal System,” presentation at the Center for Constitutional Studies, Utah Valley University (19 September 2019) 

“Is Federalism Natural?  Why DNA and Complexity Favor Federalism,” presentation at the International Association of Centers of Federalism Studies, Canberra, Australia (October 2018)

“Federalism Fallacies and the Future of Federalism,” presentation at the Center for Constitutional Studies, Utah Valley University (17 September 2018) 


“Federalism’s Favorite Phantom: Race to the Bottom Theory,” presentation at the International Political Science Association meeting, Brisbane, Australia (22 July 2018)

“A Compound Republic – If You Can Keep It: Martha Derthick’s Empiricism and the Value of Federalism” at the American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting (August 2016)

Organized panels at the American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting for the Center for the Study of Federalism (2012-present) 

See my c.v. for a full list of scholarly presentations.