Global Challenges

  • Matthew Gault on Story in the Public Square

    Matthew Gault on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air Dates: December 9-10, 2017 The United States is engaged in nuclear brinksmanship with a reclusive despot whose regime is determined to develop nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them to the United States. Matthew Gault argues that the American public isn’t worried enough about these issues. “This is civilization ending. This is no iPhones, tomorrow,” said Gault. Matthew Gault is a journalist whose work has appeared in Vice, … Read More

  • Tara Copp on Story in the Public Square

    Tara Copp on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air Dates: November 17-18, 2017 Whether it’s a film like “Saving Private Ryan,” or a memoir like “A Helmet for My Pillow,” the temptation to romanticize war—and the Second World War, in particular—is part of American life. Tara Copp made sense of her own experience in the Iraq war, by understanding her grandfather’s service more than 70 years ago. Copp is an accomplished journalist, and is currently the Pentagon Bureau … Read More

  • Admiral Jeffrey Harley

    Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harley on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air Dates: November 25-26, 2017 Among its many missions, the U.S. military also operates a system of schools that provide professional military education—or PME—to rising leaders in each service. Therefore, Rear Admiral Jeffrey A. Harley has charted a new path for the U.S. Naval War College at a time of historic global challenges. Admiral Harley is the 56th President of the U.S. Naval War College. Now in his second year as president, Harley … Read More

  • Poland Independence Day

    Diversity and Peace vs Purity and Violence

    ‘White Europe’: 60,000 nationalists march on Poland’s independence day | The Guardian White nationalists call for ethnic purity at Polish demonstration | Politico Poland defends massive far-right protest that called for a ‘White Europe’ | Washington Post Poland celebrated its 99th Independence Day last weekend—and a parallel celebration of far-right extremists—almost 60,000 of them calling for “pure blood” and a “white Europe”—marched through the streets.  The celebration attracted white supremacists … Read More

  • Christopher Brown author

    Christopher Brown on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air dates: November 18-19, 2017 Dystopian fiction has become increasingly popular in today’s culture with the rise of books brought to the big screen. For example, The Hunger Games and the recent Hulu series, The Handmaid’s Tale. Speculative fiction, from the most fantastic science fiction to the bleakest dystopias, shines a light on current issues and the reality we know in the here and now. Writer and lawyer, Christopher Brown uses … Read More

  • Francesca Spidalieri

    Senior Fellow Leads Marathon Cybersecurity Awareness Month for the Pell Center

    November 8, 2017 Just off historic Bellevue Avenue, tucked away in a cozy corner cubicle of the Young Building, a powerhouse woman draws an international audience. From Europe, to our nation’s capital, to this city by the sea, Pell Center Senior Fellow Francesca Spidalieri is known for her expertise in cybersecurity. If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Francesca, you’re aware of her passion to educate people of all ages … Read More

  • George Psalmanazer fake news

    Citizens Must Be Sophisticated Consumers of News

    “There’s No Way to Report Many of the Fastest-Spreading Las Vegas Conspiracy Theories on Faceebook” | Quartz “Facebook and Google Pledged to Stop Fake News. So Why Did They Promote Las Vegas-shooting Hoaxes?” | Los Angeles Times “Russia’s Hybrid Warriors Got the White House. Now They’re Coming for America’s Town Halls” | Foreign Policy “These are the Facebook Posts Russia Used to Undermine Hillary Clinton’s Campaign | Think Progress “Fake … Read More

  • Pell Center National Cyber Security Awareness Month Champion

    Pell Center Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion

    On the occasion of the 14th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – an annual campaign to raise public awareness about the importance of cybersecurity – the Pell Center at Salve Regina University is announcing the Fall 2017 Cybersecurity Event Series, part of its ongoing Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI). Recognizing the importance of fostering cybersecurity awareness and developing the next generation of cyber-strategic leaders, the Pell Center … Read More

  • PICKS OF THE WEEK: GERMANY’S ELECTIONS AND ITS RAMIFICATIONS

    “After the Election, Germany’s Democracy Faces its Hardest Test Since 1949” | The Washington Post “Revenge of the East? How Anger in the Former GDR Helped the AFD” | The Guardian “A Jamaica Germany is Good for Europe” | The Financial Times “Macron’s European Defense Doctrine” | Carnegie Europe This week, Chancellor Angela Merkel secured her fourth term in office, prolonging her already extended reign (11 years) as the European Union’s longest serving leader. … Read More

  • Sunshine Menezes on set at "Story in the Public Square" with hosts Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller

    Sunshine Menezes on “Story in the Public Square” September 23, 2017

    Science tells us that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were stronger because of climate change. That view is politically controversial, even if it is based on sound science. Guest Sunshine Menezes helps scientists communicate more effectively. Sunshine Menezes, Ph.D. has served as executive director of the Metcalf Institute at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (URI GSO) and associate director for communication in the URI GSO Office of … Read More