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  • Upcoming Panel Discussion | Science Under Attack: Politics, Policy, and Science in America

    On Wednesday, Mar. 4, the Pell Center will host a panel of speakers to address questions about the role of science in public decision-making in the United States. The panel discussion will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall in O’Hare Academic Center. Historically, the U.S. has been on the cutting edge of science – a practical society that leads the world in innovation and technology development. But while … Read More

  • Upcoming Roundtable | Preparing Teachers for Mission, Six Lessons Shared with the Military

    Teacher preparation and military training have striking similarities and share the same goal:  to develop leaders both in the classroom and in the military to execute the mission. Research and professional experience led to the identification of six shared lessons:  trust your training, be a battle buddy, be a leader, nurture yourself, steel your battle mind, and grab your lifeline. Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 11:45 am – 12:45 … Read More

  • U.S. Launches New Cybersecurity Agency

    New Agency to Sniff Out Threats in Cyberspace | The Washington Post U.S. Creates New Agency to Lead Cyberthreat Tracking | Reuters New Agency to Aid Battle Against Hackers | U.S. News In an effort to thwart cyber-attacks and provide government agencies with a repository of cyber intelligence, the Obama Administration announced this week the creation of a new office charged with analyzing and integrating cybersecurity threat data collected by … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | U.S. and Ukraine; Scientists vs. the Public; Trans-Pacific Partnership

    American Arms and the War in Ukraine U.S. Considers Supplying Arms to Ukraine Forces, Officials Say | The New York Times The Escalation Advocates are Wrong on Ukraine | War on the Rocks Russian engagement in Eastern Ukraine is deepening, and fears are rising that when the conflict will grow in the coming months.  In the United States, an influential Washington think-tank issued a report, calling for the provision of … Read More

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    Equal Pay: Fifty Years of Slow Progress

    In the recent State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 20, President Obama covered a wide range of topics, including the issue of equal pay.  Obama stated his feelings regarding this issue, as other presidents have done before him, and said “congress still needs to pass a law that makes sure a woman is paid the same as a man for doing the same work.  It’s 2015.  It’s time.”  … Read More

  • Upcoming Roundtable | International Approaches to Education

    Education is a crucial aspect of a nation’s identity and development. However, not all educational systems are the same. Join us on Friday, February 13 in Miley’s Private Dining Room to discuss “International Approaches to Education” lead by Romina Fetta and Christelle Miskizak. Fetta is Salve’s 2014-2015 Fulbright FLTA from Argentina and Miskizak is Salve’s 2014-2015 Fulbright FLTA from France. They will present their countries’ approaches to education with an emphasis … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | “Citizens United” and SCOTUS, Russian Aggression

    Russian Aggression Understanding Putin’s plans | The Economist Modi listening, Obama assails Putin on Ukraine | The Indian Express In a television interview two months ago, I lamented that despite Russian aggression in Ukraine, U.S. policy in Syria and Iran depended on support from Russian President Vladimir Putin, making Russia, ironically, the “indispensable nation” in American foreign policy.  Despite the teeth in U.S.-backed economic sanctions against Moscow—and on some level, … Read More

  • Pell Center Cyber Leadership Fellow Takes Part in Data Privacy Day 2015 Conference

    Data Privacy Day (DPD), an international effort centered on respecting privacy and safeguarding data, was celebrated on January 28 in commemoration of the signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Across the country and around the globe, people celebrated DPD with events aimed at raising consumer and corporate awareness about data privacy issues, including the Internet of Things (IoT), data breach … Read More

  • Work Study Position | Research/Multi-Media Assistant

    The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy seeks a current undergraduate student to serve as a multi-media assistant. The principle responsibility in this job is to assist in the development and execution of the Pell Center’s visual brand. This will include supporting the Pell Center’s online presence, and helping imagine creative means to share the work and insights of the Pell Center. In addition, the successful candidate will … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | The Impact of Cheap Oil; SOTU and Cybersecurity

    Cheap Oil and Security Falling oil prices hit Venezuela, Iran and Russia hard | The Washington Post Russia ends US Nuclear security alliance | The Boston Globe Americans are thrilled with the drop in gas prices over the last six months—I know I am.  Every time I fill my car up for $35 instead of $55, I smile.  But the drop in oil prices that underlies the drop in gasoline … Read More