• 2020 Fall Event Series Announced

    The Pell Center is pleased to announce its 2020 fall event series.  Tickets to these events are free and will be available about two weeks prior to the event date.  Please RSVP for each event on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page and call 401-341-2927 or email [email protected] with questions.  Scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up for our email list and be notified when tickets become available.  All events will take place virtually on the Pell Center’s Facebook page at 7:00 p.m. EST/EDT.


    The Constitution and Foreign Affairs

    Dr. Anthony C. Arend, Georgetown University

    September 17, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Facebook.com/PellCenter

    In partnership with the Pell Honors Program.


    How Did We Get Here? A Conversation with Presidential Historian Robert Dallek

    Dr. Robert Dallek, University of California, Los Angeles

    October 1, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Facebook.com/PellCenter

    This event is made possible by the generous support of the John E. McGinty Fund in History.


    2020 Election Security: Threats, Strategies, & Solutions


    Dr. David Mussington, Director of the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise

    Derek Tisler, Fellow and Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice’s Democracy Program

    Francesca Spidalieri, Senior Fellow, Pell Center

    October 24, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Facebook.com/PellCenter


    COVID-19 and the Fight for Social Justice

    Dr. Faith Mitchell, Intermittent Institute Fellow, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy and the Health Policy Center

    November 18, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Facebook.com/PellCenter


    What’s Next? Discussion of the Election Results


    Evelyn Farkas, President, Farkas Global Strategies

    David Shuster, Emmy award winning broadcast journalist

    November 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Facebook.com/PellCenter


    China Rising: The Future of U.S. China Relations


    Ambassador Nicholas Platt, served as ambassador to Pakistan, Philippines, Zambia and high-level diplomat in Canada, China, Hong Kong and Japan. He is the former president of The Asia Society.

    Dr. Gary Jefferson, Carl Marks Professor of International Trade and Finance, Brandeis University and renowned specialist on the China economy.

    Dr. Lewis Rutherfurd is a pioneer venture capital investor in China and other emerging markets in Asia. He also serves as a consultant to the Pell Center.

    December 8, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Facebook.com/PellCenter

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