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  • New Report: Incarceration and Recidivism: Lessons from Abroad

    NEWPORT, R.I. — Locking up the same people over and over again points to failures in the American penal system. In a compelling study released today by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, fellow Carolyn Deady explores why America’s prison population is so large and looks to other countries for clues to a smarter approach. “The U.S. prison population dwarfs that of other countries. As responsible citizens … Read More

  • Student filmmakers invited to submit project addressing child poverty and vie for $1,000 prize

    NEWPORT, R.I. – High school and undergraduate college students are being challenged to address the pressing issue of childhood poverty in a filmmaking contest. The competition is part of Story in the Public Square, a joint initiative of the Pell Center at Salve Regina University and The Providence Journal. The maker (or makers) of the winning film will receive $1,000 and two other films will be selected for honorable mention. … Read More

  • Danny Strong to be awarded University’s Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Emmy-winning screenwriter, producer and actor Danny Strong will be honored April 11 at Salve Regina University when he receives the second annual Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square, an award recognizing a contemporary storyteller whose work has had a significant impact on the public dialogue. Strong — whose screenwriting credits include Recount, Game Change, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and Mockingjay, the two-part Hunger Games … Read More

  • Pell Center Fellow Cited in New Cyber Publications

    Francesca Spidalieri, Fellow for Cyber Leadership was recently cited in The Cyber Security Forum Initiative’s (CSFI) report “Senior Cyber Leadership: Why a Technically Competent Workforce is Not Enough.” This report suggests that while significant and necessary emphasis has been placed on technical skills needed within the cyber workforce, little attention has been given to the people that will lead the future workforce. It is leadership that must develop sound strategy … Read More

  • Pell Center Lecture – Adapting to a Changing Climate: Policy Choices Facing Rhode Island

    How will climate change affect Rhode Island – particularly its coastlines – and how should the State be preparing for these changes? A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicates that impacts worldwide will be significant, and creates the opportunity for a timely discussion of this critical issue and its implications for our state. To be clear, this public forum is not intended to debate basic scientific … Read More

  • Story of the Year 2013: National Security Agency Digital Spying

    Newport, RI–Pell Center Executive Director Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller, director of Story in the Public Square, released a video announcing the first winner of Story of the Year today: Ludes and Miller also released the following statement announcing Story of the Year 2013: We are pleased to announce our pick for the first annual Story of the Year – that one narrative—or story–from the last 12 months that … Read More

  • Improving Cybersecurity for Companies in Rhode Island: A Path Forward

    NEWPORT, R.I. — The first RI Corporate Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise, held at the Pell Center on October 9th, was a major event for cybersecurity in a small state. Many industry leaders attended the exercise demonstrating their commitment to cybersecurity and their desire to build upon existing informal relationships to improve the overall security posture of the RI private sector. Today, the Pell Center released the After Action Report (AAR) compiled … Read More

  • Providence Journal: Senior Fellow Writes “Flood Insurance and Collective Choices”

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.  – On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, the Providence Journal published an article written  by Senior Fellow for Public Policy Joseph Grady. Grady discusses the financial and human costs involved with flood insurance in Rhode Island and the United States: Debates over public policy — the collective choices we make on behalf of our state, town or nation — often involve weighing tough choices between two things we want. One current debate in … Read More

  • Pell Center Creates Story Board to Build a Community of Storytellers and Scholars

    Initiative reaches across Rhode Island and features participants from every college and university in the state NEWPORT, R.I. — In an expansion aimed at enhancing the study, celebration and practice of public storytelling, the Pell Center at Salve Regina University today named two dozen people to a newly created, at-large “Story Board” that will advise the Pell Center’s leadership on the development of its Story in the Public Square (SIPS) … Read More

  • Yamashita’s Ghost: War Crimes, MacArthur’s Justice, and Command Accountability

    Horrific war crimes in the Philippines. The capture of a Japanese general. A trial by five US Army generals. How could justice not be done? Allan A. Ryan graduated from Dartmouth College and magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was President of the Minnesota Law Review. He served as a law clerk to Justice Byron White on the Supreme Court of the United States, and … Read More