• Sulome Anderson on Story in the Public Square

    Sulome Anderson on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air dates: January 20-21, 2018

    Even in the age of social media, we rely on journalists to find and tell the stories of people stuck in extreme circumstances. Joining us this week is one of the best of a new generation of journalists, Sulome Anderson.

    Anderson is a journalist and author based between Beirut, Lebanon, and New York City. An alumna of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Anderson regularly reports feature stories for publications including Newsweek, The Atlantic, Esquire, New York, Harpers, Foreign Policy, VICE, Village Voice and Vox.com.

    Her book The Hostage’s Daughter, a memoir and investigation of her father Terry Anderson’s seven-year captivity by terrorists in Lebanon, was published with HarperCollins’ Dey Street on October 4, 2016. The Hostage’s Daughter won a Nonfiction Book Award as well as two International Book Awards and has been optioned for film.

    Anderson is currently at work on her next book, about radicalism in America, including extremism found in certain cults, gangs, religious sects and other groups.

    Story in the Public Square” airs on Rhode Island PBS in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts on Sundays at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET and Sundays at & 12:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124.

    Story in the Public Square is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal. The initiative aims to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter.

  • Margalit Fox

    Margalit Fox on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air dates: January 13-14, 2018

    Death, the old saying goes, is part of life. That wisdom seems especially appropriate if, like this week’s guest, Margalit Fox, you are a staff writer on the Obituaries desk at The New York Times.

    Ms. Fox has been a staff writer on the Obituaries desk of The New York Times since 2004. She was previously a staff editor at the Book Review. Ms. Fox has written the Page One send-offs of some of the best-known cultural figures of our era, including Charles Manson; the pioneering feminist Betty Friedan; the writer Maya Angelou; the poets Seamus Heaney and Adrienne Rich; the children’s author Maurice Sendak; and the advice columnists Dear Abby and Ann Landers. She has also written the obituaries of many of the unsung heroes who have managed, quietly, to touch history, among them the inventors of the Frisbee, the crash-test dummy, the plastic lawn flamingo and the bar code.

    She is the author of, Talking Hands: What Sign Language Reveals About the Mind, and, The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code.  She discusses these, and her forthcoming true-crime book, Conan Doyle for the Defense, in the episode. You can read some of Ms. Fox’s obituaries at The New York Times website.

    Story in the Public Square” airs on Rhode Island PBS in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts on Sundays at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET and Sundays at & 12:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124.

    Story in the Public Square is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal. The initiative aims to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter.

  • Martha McCann Rose

    Dr. Martha McCann Rose to lead Nuala Pell Program

    Dr. Martha McCann Rose has been named director of the Nuala Pell Leadership Program at Salve Regina University. Dr. Rose is a professor in the Education Department and a faculty fellow at the University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.

    “Martha Rose is a world-class educator and colleague,” said Pell Center Executive Director Jim Ludes.  He continued, “Her commitment to students, her desire to see them grow as leaders, and her advocacy for all students to have opportunities for growth like the Nuala Pell Leadership Program makes her the ideal fit.  We’re lucky to work with her.”

    The program’s previous director, Chelsea Buffington, left the University recently to take on new responsibilities at Cal State University at Monterrey.

    Rose earned her Ph. D. in special education from the University of Connecticut. During her twelve years at Salve she has served as chair and co-chair for the Education Department and been very involved within the university at large. She was the Dean for the Class of 2017 and served on many committees.

    “I’m honored to be part of a program named for Mrs. Pell. Her life and work in the service of family and country will continue to inspire us all,” said Dr. Rose.

    The Nuala Pell Leadership Program provides opportunities to a select number of diverse, high-achieving sophomores at Salve Regina, exposing them to both the theory and practice of leadership. Named in honor of the late Nuala Pell, wife of Sen. Claiborne Pell and an avid supporter of public service, the program aims to build leadership skills that can be used in the classroom and beyond.

    Students in the program have the opportunity to learn from accomplished leaders from many industries. They will also work in teams to design and implement a service project, shadow a community leader and receive mentoring from upperclassmen from preceding cohorts of the program.

    Students interested in the Nuala Pell Leadership Program may apply during the spring semester of their freshman year at Salve Regina.

  • Oona Hathaway & Scott Shapiro

    Oona Hathaway & Scott Shapiro on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air dates: January 6-7, 2017

    The history of the period between the first and second World Wars reads like a tragedy, progressing from the horror of war, to an idealistic hope for lasting peace, before descending into cataclysm. This week’s guests seize on one of the most idealistic moments in that history; the diplomacy to outlaw war. Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro argue that its importance far exceeds the respect given to it by most historians.

    Oona A. Hathaway is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Counselor to the Dean at the Yale Law School. She is also Professor of International Law and Area Studies at the Yale University MacMillan Center, on the faculty at the Jackson Institute for International Affairs, and Professor of the Yale University Department of Political Science. She has published more than twenty-five law review articles.

    Scott Shapiro is the Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School. He joined the Yale Law faculty in July 2008 as a professor of law and philosophy. He previously taught law and philosophy at the University of Michigan and before that, was a professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

    He and Hathaway are coauthors of The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World, a history of international law as it has evolved from the 17th century through the present.

    Story in the Public Square” airs on Rhode Island PBS in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts on Sundays at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET and Sundays at & 12:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124.

    Story in the Public Square is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal. The initiative aims to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter.

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    Year in Review on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air dates: December 30-31, 2017

    In the last year, Story in the Public Square brought you scholars, journalists, novelists, movie makers and more. Some of the stories they shared made us laugh. Others caused us worry and even anger. All of them helped us understand public life in the United States today.

    Over 48 episodes in the previous 12 months, we’ve had the opportunity to talk about big issues facing the United States with remarkable storytellers and scholars. Every one of them has helped shine a light on important issues. This week, we’re going to take a look back at some of the best moments of 2017.

    One of the featured stories will be the 2017 Pell Center Prize winner, Daphne Matziaraki and her incredible documentary “22 Minutes,” about the refugee crisis on the waters between Turkey and Greece. Tune in for all of Jim & Wayne’s top picks of 2017.

    Story in the Public Square” airs on Rhode Island PBS in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts on Sundays at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET and Sundays at & 12:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124.

    Story in the Public Square is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal. The initiative aims to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter.

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    The End of Moderate Conservatism: Foreign and Domestic Ramifications

    As a tumultuous year comes to a close, Senior Fellow Iskander Rehman takes a deep look at some of the more profound transformations underway under the Trump administration—whether  in the realm of politics or foreign affairs.

     

    Rise of the Reactionaries: The American Far Right and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Many of Trump’s core foreign policy beliefs are less unique than they seem at first, stemming from a longstanding reactionary tradition in American politics. The future of this foreign policy is closely tied to an intense ideological battle currently being waged within the Republican Party.

    Download is available at The Washington Quarterly 

     

    The Corruption of American ConservatismCorruption of American Conservatism

    In this Pell Center publication, Dr. Rehman chronicles the corruption of American conservatism in the Trump era. Many of America’s leading postwar conservative intellectuals, he argues, would have trouble recognizing the current ideological trajectory of the GOP.

    Download the full report: Corruption of American Conservatism.

     

     

  • Evelyn Farkas

    Evelyn Farkas on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air dates: December 16-17, 2017

    Since 2013, the Pell Center at Salve Regina University has announced a “Story of the Year,” the narrative that had the biggest impact on American public life in the preceding 12 months. This week we’re joined by, Evelyn Farkas, whose work in and out of government gives her special insight into this year’s top story.

    Dr. Evelyn N. Farkas is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a national security analyst for NBC/MSNBC. She served from 2012 to 2015 as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia, responsible for policy toward Russia, the Black Sea, Balkans, and Caucasus regions and conventional arms control. From 2010 to 2012 she served as senior adviser to the supreme allied commander Europe and special adviser to the secretary of defense for the NATO Summit. Prior to that, she was a senior fellow at the American Security Project, and executive director of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism.

    Story in the Public Square” airs on Rhode Island PBS in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts on Sundays at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET and Sundays at & 12:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124.

    Story in the Public Square is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal. The initiative aims to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter.

  • Dr. Raymond Raymond

    Dr. Raymond J. Raymond joins Pell Center as Adjunct Fellow

    The Pell Center at Salve Regina University announced the addition of Raymond J. Raymond as an adjunct fellow. A frequent lecturer at Salve Regina University in recent years, Dr. Raymond is an expert on UK, US and European national security and foreign relations issues whose insights are much sought-after at conferences in the United States and around the globe.

    “We are delighted to have Dr. Raymond affiliated with the Pell Center,” said Executive Director Jim Ludes.  “His lectures at the University have been well received and compelling.  We look forward to helping to share the fruits of his research with a larger community.”

    Dr. Raymond earned his doctorate at University of Kansas in Modern History. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship in history at Yale University. As a former British Diplomat, Dr. Raymond served Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II until 2005, after which he worked for the Chief of Staff of the US Army to develop the academic program at the US Military Academy. The themes of his work have centered on courage; the importance of alliances; and the central role of diplomacy in preventing, managing, and resolving conflicts past and present. Dr. Raymond is a professor of government & history at the State University of New York Ulster and an adjunct professor at the US Military Academy, West Point.

    Dr. Raymond is currently working on a collective biography of five recent recipients of the Ninninger Medal for exceptional selfless courage, which is West Point’s equivalent of the Medal of Honor

  • Matthew Gault on Story in the Public Square

    Matthew Gault on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air Dates: December 9-10, 2017

    The United States is engaged in nuclear brinksmanship with a reclusive despot whose regime is determined to develop nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them to the United States. Matthew Gault argues that the American public isn’t worried enough about these issues.

    “This is civilization ending. This is no iPhones, tomorrow,” said Gault.

    Matthew Gault is a journalist whose work has appeared in Vice, Reuters, and The New York Times. In 2015, Matthew studied and reported on pop culture’s effects on American nuclear policy thanks to a grant from the Ploughshares Fund. He is also the host of the “War College Podcast,” a show about conflict with a focus behind the front lines. You can find and listen to War College on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and others.

    Story in the Public Square” airs on Rhode Island PBS in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts on Sundays at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET and Sundays at & 12:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124.

    Story in the Public Square is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal. The initiative aims to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter.

  • Tara Copp on Story in the Public Square

    Tara Copp on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air Dates: November 17-18, 2017

    Whether it’s a film like “Saving Private Ryan,” or a memoir like “A Helmet for My Pillow,” the temptation to romanticize war—and the Second World War, in particular—is part of American life. Tara Copp made sense of her own experience in the Iraq war, by understanding her grandfather’s service more than 70 years ago.

    Copp is an accomplished journalist, and is currently the Pentagon Bureau Chief for Military Times. Her work has led her to report from the Middle East, Europe and Asia. She has appeared on BBC, FOX, CNN and C-SPAN to discuss military issues. She is the author of The Warbird. Which is a moving memoir of her experience in Iraq, her grand-father and great-Uncle’s service in World War II, and a reflection on the stories we tell about the wars our nation fights.

    In the episode, she talks about what it was like to report from Iraq. She describes how those experiences made it difficult to return to a normal life afterward.

    “It was really disorienting,” Copp said, “in the desert purpose seems so clear.”

    She worked through those difficult memories and emotions by reading her grandfather’s writing. With that inspiration, she rebuilt his war.

    Story in the Public Square” airs on Rhode Island PBS in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts on Sundays at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET and Sundays at & 12:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124.

    Story in the Public Square is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal. The initiative aims to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter.

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