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  • Free Performances of “Ajax” to Launch Statewide Conversation about Veterans

      The Pell Center uses reader’s theater to discuss veterans’ issues in honor of Veterans Day NEWPORT, RI – The Pell Center at Salve Regina University will be hosting a reader’s theater production of the Greek tragedy “Ajax” in five cities and towns in Rhode Island. As a part of the Pell Center’s Story in the Public Square initiative, the play will serve as a vehicle for opening community conversations … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | Putin’s Coup, Sea Level Rise and Florida

    Ben Judah’s “Putin’s Coup” Putin’s Coup | Politico There are weeks when I’m just not able to read and digest as much as I might like.  This was one of those weeks.  But I did read one article worth sharing—Ben Judah’s “Putin’s Coup” in Politico Magazine.  The article is important because of what it tells us about Putin’s worldview and the perils resurgent in Eastern Europe. It’s a long read, … Read More

  • Pell Center forum discusses choices for a better economy

    Earlier this week, a full-house audience at the Pell Center heard the perspectives of two experts – Doug Hall of the National Priorities Project and Kate Brewster of the Economic Progress Institute (Providence) – on how we make choices to shape our economy. Brewster and Hall talked about the continuing economic difficulties facing many Americans and specifically, Rhode Islanders, and agreed on a number of ideas about the current challenges … Read More

  • Remembering World War I and its Legacy

    It was a full house at Bazarsky Lecture Hall this past Tuesday at Salve Regina University. A lecture was being held to discuss the legacy of World War I, with five speakers from Salve’s own faculty. Speakers included, William Leeman, Ph.D., Jim Ludes, Ph.D., Timothy Neary, Ph.D., John Quinn, Ph.D., and Maureen Montgomery, Ph.D. Each panelist spoke about a different element of the First World War, reminding the audience of … Read More

  • Upcoming Roundtable | Defining Feminism

    Last month, actress and U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson gave a speech on feminism and gender equality at the U.N. headquarters in New York City. Watson was announcing the launch of the U.N. Women’s “HeForShe” campaign, but she offered her own personal commentary on the misconceptions of feminism. The speech sparked conversations about feminism across the world, but the ultimate question remains—what does it mean to be a feminist? … Read More

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    Pell Center Seminar Addresses Key Skills and Knowledge of Effective Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs)

    NEWPORT, R.I.—The world’s first Chief Information Officer (CIO) and renowned cybersecurity expert, Mr. Steve Katz, led the recent seminar on “Cybersecurity and Corporate Leadership: Connecting the Server Room and the Board Room” at the Pell Center.  The event, held on October 14, kicked off the second year of the Pell Center’s Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI), which was launched in 2013 and aims to bring together senior leaders from various … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | Attitudes Towards Science, Ebola News Coverage, U.S. Air Campaign Against ISIS

    Attitudes Towards Science What Scientists Really Do | New York Review of Books Media “Echo Chambers” and Climate Change | Yale University A current article in the New York Review of Books addresses Americans’ attitudes towards science. On one hand, we say we tend to trust and value scientific findings, and on the other hand, we’re willing to throw out scientific perspectives if they clash with other priorities such as … Read More

  • Upcoming Panel Discussion | Creating Good Jobs and Broad Prosperity

    The economy will be a top priority in the November elections—nationally and in Rhode Island—and candidates everywhere are talking about how to improve it. Although President Obama has canceled his engagement at Rhode Island College to speak about the economy, we invite you to continue the discussion with the Pell Center and experts from the Economic Progress Institute and the National Priorities Project about how we can create a better economy … Read More

  • Upcoming Roundtable | What Is Art?

    Is art something that you have to go to a museum to see, or is it all around us?  Is there a difference between the Mona Lisa and graffiti art?  Is art just about personal expression, or can it be used as a vehicle of political action and change?  Does art have to be pretty?  Can art make the world a better place? These are some of the questions that … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | ISIS as Cyber Threat and its Will to Fight

    The Breaking of Will James Clapper: We underestimated the Islamic State’s ‘will to fight’| The Washington Post The Battle Against the Islamic State is not ours to Fight or Win | The Washington Post The Manual that Chillingly Foreshadows the Islamic State | The Washington Post War is not about the killing of people, the destruction of buildings, or the disablement of machinery.  War is about the breaking of will. … Read More