Tom Nichols

  • Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from Within on Modern Democracy with Dr. Tom Nichols

    This Constitution Day event is in partnership with Salve Regina University’s Pell Honors Program and the League of Women Voters of Newport County. Democracy is in trouble, even here in the United States.  An increasing segment of the population, raised in liberal democracy, find increasing appeal in illiberal ideas of governing, identity, and politics.  Strategist and scholar Tom Nichols explores the origins of modern illiberalism and urges a rebirth of … Read More

  • 2021 Fall Event Series Announced

    We are pleased to announce our 2021 fall event series.  Tickets to these events are free and will be available about two weeks prior to the event date.  Please RSVP for each event on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page and call 401-341-2927 or email [email protected] with questions.  Scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up for our email list and be notified when tickets become available.  While we currently plan … Read More

  • Modern Democracy and the Assault from Within with Tom Nichols

    Air Dates: August 30-September 5, 2021 Democracy is under attack—in the former Soviet-dominated lands of Eastern Europe, in Turkey, Brazil, India, and yes, even the United States.  Tom Nichols urges us not to just look for leaders to whom we can ascribe blame, but to look at ourselves and discern our own role in the weakening of America’s democratic institutions. Nichols is a professor at the U.S. Naval War College … Read More