Pell Center

The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina is a multidisciplinary research center focused at the intersection of politics, policies and ideas.

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.


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.


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.



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.



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.



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.


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