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    Spring 2019 Event Series Announced

    Today the Pell Center announced the Spring 2019 event series. Tickets to Pell Center events are free and will be available about two weeks prior to the event date. Please RSVP in advance for each event on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page, and call 401-341-2927 email [email protected] with any questions or concerns. Scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up for our email list and stay informed about when tickets become available.

    Please note, most events this spring will take place at the Bazarsky Lecture Hall in the O’Hare Academic Center. The exception is our March 4 event, Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square, and March 25 event, Pell 100, which will take place at the Pell Center.


    A Climate A(wake)ening: Responding to the 2018 IPCC Report

    February 6, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Bazarsky Lecture Hall


    Dr. Jameson Chace, Salve Regina University

    Dr. Craig Condella, Salve Regina University

    Dave McLaughlin, Clean Ocean Access

    Richard Tegtmeier, Biology Major, Class of 2019, Salve Regina University

    Eva Touhey, Clean Ocean Access

    Jessica Walsh, Newport Health Equity Zone


    Theodore Roosevelt and the Start of the American Century

    February 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Bazarsky Lecture Hall

    Panelists: Dr. Michael Budd, Dr. William Leeman, Dr. Timothy Neary, Dr. John Quinn, Salve Regina University, Department of History

    Moderator: Jennifer McArdle, Salve Regina University


    Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    March 4, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Pell Center

    Speaker: Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer prize-winning author and journalist


    Senator Pell Centennial

    March 25, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Pell Center


    Sister Therese Antone, Chancellor, Salve Regina University (former President)

    David Evans, former Staff Director, Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities

    Ambassador Peter Galbraith, former Professional Staff Member, Senate Comm. on Foreign Relations

    Thomas Hughes, former Chief of Staff to Sen. Claiborne Pell

    Wayne Miller, Pell Biographer

    John Mulligan, former DC Bureau Chief Providence Journal

    Karen Tramontano, former Legislative Asst. (Labor & Human Resources) to Senator Pell


    Current Health Concerns in the LGBTQ+ Community

    April 9, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Bazarsky Lecture Hall


    Dr. Timothy Cavanaugh, Thundermist Community Health Center

    Freeman T. Freeman, MSW/CSW/LCSW

    Melissa H. Manley, Clark University


    John E. McGinty Lecture in History  

    The Rise and Fall of Mikhail Gorbachev—and Their Lessons for the Putin Era

    April 25, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Bazarsky Lecture Hall

    Speaker: Dr. William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Amherst College

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