Don’t Fall Jimmy! The Poverty of Welfare Policy in the Carter Administration. Mid-America Conference on History, Fayetteville, Arkansas, September 2002.
New Politics Liberals and the 1968 Election. Mid-America Conference on History, Springfield, Missouri, September 2004.
Everybody Loves Jimmy: Jimmy Carter, Welfare Reform, and Liberalism during the 1970s. War on Poverty Seminar, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, March 2005.
Donald O. Peterson, Eugene McCarthy, and the 1968 Election. Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 2005.
Human Rights and Peace Activism. Peace, Conflict Solution and International Organizations and Conventions in the 20th Century, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 20, 2005.
Henry Jackson and the Liberal International Tradition. The Nobel Institute’s Forum on Contemporary History, Oslo, Norway, August 23, 2005.
Congressman Harold Ford, Sr. and the Demise of Southern Liberalism. The Tennessee Conference on History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, September 10, 2005.
Ben Wattenberg, the Coalition for a Democratic Majority, and the Demise of the Anti-Totalitarian Left. Mid-America Conference on History, Lawrence, Kansas, September 22, 2005.
No More Vietnams: The Rise of Ronald Reagan’s Neo-Conservatives. The University of Oxford Rothermere American Institute’s: The United States in the 1980s: The Reagan Years. Oxford, United Kingdom, November 10, 2005.
The Politics of Human Rights. The Center for the Study of History and Memory’s History of Human Rights Workshop. Bloomington, Indiana, March 8-9, 2006.
Welfare Policy During the 1970s. The 2006 Policy History Conference. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. June 2, 2006.
Fred Harris and the Demise of Liberal Populism. The 2006 Mid-America Conference on History. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, September 22, 2006.
The Demise of Ronald Reagan’s Conservative Coalition. The United States and Iraq: Reflections and Projections Conference, University College-Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, November 25, 2006.
Post-1945 American Politics, Commentator, Ohio Academy of History, Otterbein College, March 29, 2007
Toward A Reaganite Foreign Policy, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C. June 21, 2007.
New Politics Liberals, 1968, and the Right’s New Patriotism, The Establishment Responds, The Institutional and Social Impact of Protest Movements During and After the Cold War, University of Heidelberg (Germany), November 21, 2007.
The New Politics and National Greatness Liberalism, Legacy of 1968, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 1, 2008.
1968, National Greatness, and the Transformation of American Liberalism, The University of Oxford Rothermere American Institute’s 1968: American Politics, Culture and Society in a Year of Upheaval. Oxford, United Kingdom, May 12, 2008.
“Scaring the Shit Out of Honky America: the Weather Underground, the Transnational Global Left and the Travails of ‘Enlightenment’ Cosmopolitanism,” The Nordic Association for American Studies Conference, the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. May 20, 2008.
“The Weather Underground,” Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 2009 Conference, Falls Church, Virginia. June 20, 2009.
“The Weather Underground,” U.S. Intellectual History Conference, October, 2010, New York City.
(Commentator) “Your Doin’ a Heck of a Job Brownie: The Conservative State and Natural Disasters,” U.S. Intellectual History Conference October, 2010, New York City.
“Grand Strategy,” (Moderator) Truman National Security Project, Washington, D.C. January, 15, 2010.
“National Service” Roundtable, Progressive Policy Institute, Washington, D.C., October 12, 2010.
“Lindy Boggs: Race, Gender, and 1984,” Court House, State House, Her House: Southern Women and Politics, University of Southern Mississippi, Biloxi, Mississippi March 31, 2011.
“The New Politics: How the Sixties Turned Middle America Red,”
University of Warsaw's "The 1960s in America: Legacies," University of Warsaw’s Center for American Studies, Warsaw, Poland, May 11, 2012.
“Reform Democrats & the New Politics,” British Association of American Studies, Exeter University, Exeter, England, April 2013.
“Teaching the Holocaust,” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., June 2013.
(Chair), “Rhetoric & Advertising in the Public Sphere, (Undergraduate) Pennsylvania Communication Association Annual Conference, October 19, 2013.
“Loser History: Liberalism During the Wilderness Years,” Pennsylvania Communication Association Annual Conference, October 19, 2013.
“Carl Albert: Bridging the Rural Populist-Urban Liberal Divide,” Policy History Conference, June 4, 2014, Columbus, Ohio.
“Reexamining the Great Society: Origins & Policy,” (Commentator), Policy History Conference, June 4, 2014, Columbus, Ohio.
“The Middle Way: J. William Fulbright’s Liberal Internationalism,” J. William Fulbright in International Perspective: Liberal Internationalism and U.S. Global Influence, September 1-2, 2015, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
“Deadly Medicine: The Nazi Context,” Keynote Lecture for Deadly Medicine Exhibit, October 8, 2015, Gannon University.
“Race Matters: Voting Rights & Majority-Minority Redistricting,” Voting Rights Act @ 50: A Symposium, Utica College, November 14, 2015.
“Writing Genocide,” 2016 AHA Workshop on Undergraduate Teaching: Assignments Charrette, Atlanta, Georgia, January 8, 2016.
“Teaching Genocide,” 2016 CHESS Conference, February 3, 2016.
“Barack Obama: Urban Liberalism’s Ascent,” The Barack Obama Legacy & Record, Mt. Union College, March 11, 2016.
“Carl Albert & the Art of Biography,” Conference on Biography Writing, SUNY-Fredonia, April 8, 2016.
“Auschwitz Jewish Center,” Taube Center’s Seminar on Wheels, August 11, 2016.
“It’s Complicated: The Limits of Voting Rights in Redressing Political Violence & Inequality, Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths,” 2017 Kean University Summer Institute, Union, New Jersey, June 25-29, 2017.
(Commentator), "A Little Way Up North: Southern Politics and the Nation’s Capital," 2017 Southern Historical Association, Dallas, Texas, November 10, 2017.
“Monopoly and the Making of the Rural-Populist Urban Liberal Coalition,” New Directions in the Study of Populism, Arizona State University, March 17, 2018.
(Participant) New Directions in the Study of Populism Workshop, Arizona State University, March 15-17, 2018.
“Know-Nothing Curmudgeons: 1968, Charlie Stenvig, and the Roots of Donald Trump,” 2018 Ohio Valley Conference on History, University of Tennessee-Martin, October 19, 2018.
(Commentator) “The 1960s and the Cold War,” 2018 Ohio Valley Conference on History, University of Tennessee-Martin, October 19, 2018.
“Weatherwomen & the Global 1960s,” Global Sixties: Transnational Connectivity and Global Consciousness, Institute of Global Studies, Shanghai University, November 30, 2018.
“The Politician, the Activist, & The Writer: Right(s) for Our Time” The Humanities & the Future Symposium: "Humanities & Democracy." Missouri Humanities Symposium, Drury University, March 22, 2019.
“Rural Populism after the New Deal,” Populism and Recovery of the Intellectual Virtues Workshop, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota State University, September 25-27, 2019.