Public Policy

  • Are the United States and China in a New Cold War?

    The Texas National Security Review recently gathered a group of Asia-watchers and historically-minded scholars to discuss whether the tensions between the United States and China amount to a 21st century Cold War. Senior Fellow Iskander Rehman chaired the roundtable, providing the following introductory essay :   For over two decades, Western academics and policymakers have struggled to define the nature and scope of the challenge posed by China’s rise.1 In the early 1990s, the … Read More

  • Heather Ann Thompson

    The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 with Heather Ann Thompson

    Air Dates: May 19-21, 2018 What’s the difference between a riot and an uprising? Your answer might have something to do with your perspective on the violence. Heather Ann Thompson looks at events at Attica State Prison in 1971 and draws a direct connection to the challenges America faces in its criminal justice system today. Dr. Heather Ann Thompson is a historian at the University of Michigan, and is the … Read More

  • Dan Barry on Story in the Public Square

    The Power of Prose with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dan Barry

    Air Dates: May 5-7, 2018 Every year, the Pell Center at Salve Regina University honors one individual who makes the world better with their storytelling, who shines a light into the dark places of the human experience, and who helps us all better understand the world around us and our place in it.  In 2018, we are honoring Dan Barry of the New York Times, and we talk to him … Read More

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    Pell Center Receives Grant to Provide Cybersecurity Training to Tax Preparation Industry

    NEWPORT, R.I. – The Pell Center at Salve Regina University has received a three-year grant for more than $130,000 from the American Coalition for Taxpayer Rights (ACTR) to provide cybersecurity awareness and training to individual tax preparers during IRS Tax Forums across the country each year. In recent years, individual tax preparation professionals and smaller businesses with tax information have become a more attractive target of data breaches, cyber intrusions, … Read More

  • Climate change and American

    Continuing Security in the Climate Era

    Redefining Security | Foreign Affairs The Top 15 Countries for Military Expenditure in 2016 | Forbes U.S. Military Puts “Great Power Competition” at Heart of Strategy | Reuters Pentagon Asks for Major Budget Increase Amid Threats from Russia, China and North Korea | CNN   Amidst the threats from North Korea, China, and Russia, the Pentagon is proposing an increase in its military spending power for 2019. If approved, the … Read More

  • Justin Kenny and Steve Morrison on Story in the Public Square

    The New Barbarianism with Justin Kenny & Steve Morrison

    Air dates: April 21-23, 2018 International law outlaws the targeting of medical facilities in conflicts. However, guests, Justin Kenny and Steve Morrison, point to an alarming trend in the Syrian Civil War and other conflicts where combatants are targeting healthcare facilities and healthcare workers through their film, “The New Barbarianism.” Justin Kenny is an award-winning television news producer and editor based in Washington, D.C. and the founder of Small Footprint … Read More

  • Story in the Public Square podcast

    Story in the Public Square launches podcast series

    After one full year of broadcasting, Story in the Public Square launched its own official podcast April 3, 2018. A full archive of episodes are available for free download on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. New episodes will be uploaded weekly after they have been broadcast on television and on SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. channel 124. “Over the last 15 months, we’ve produced more than 60 episodes with compelling conversations on everything … Read More

  • Kendall Moore on Story in the Public Square

    Documentary filmmaking with Kendall Moore

    Air dates: April 14-16, 2018 The documentary filmmaker has for her canvas the broad sweep of human experience. Kendall Moore has turned her lens on issues as diverse as AIDS patients in Africa and polluted air in an office building. Kendall Moore is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a Professor in the departments of Journalism and Film Media at the University of Rhode Island. Before joining the faculty at URI in … Read More

  • Dr. Bernard LaFayette on Story in the Public Square

    The power of nonviolence with Civil Rights Movement hero Dr. Bernard LaFayette

    Air dates: March 31 – April 2, 2018 Imagine the courage of a young black man in the Jim Crow South to sit at a “Whites Only” lunch counter; to need a military escort for a bus ride; to be assaulted by the Ku Klux Klan, and, through it all, remain committed to non-violence. Dr. Bernard LaFayette has done just that, he joins us this week on Story in the … Read More

  • The Indian Ocean in France’s Global Defense Strategy by Iskander Rehman

    Rehman on the Indian Ocean in France’s Global Defense Strategy

    On January 18, 2018, the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) convened a roundtable to discuss France’s strategic interests in the Indian Ocean. Nilanthi Samaranayake, Director of CNA’s Indian Ocean and South Asia Security Program, framed the discussion by noting the expanding role of extraregional actors operating in the Indian Ocean, including Japan, China, and France. The United States, Japan, India, and Australia have revamped their “Quad” discussions over the past … Read More