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    Fall 2016 Event Series Announced

    Today the Pell Center announced a wide array of events for fall 2016, encompassing topics ranging from the ethical challenges of new technologies to the history and legacy of slavery in New England. In addition, there are several events covering the 2016 presidential race. Tickets to Pell Center events are free. Please RSVP in advance for each event on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page, as seating is limited to 100. Call 401-341-2927 with any questions … Read More

  • Title page of "Understanding Cyber Threats: Lessons from the Boardroom," a publication from the Pell Center

    Pell Center Releases New White Paper, “Understanding Cyber Threats: Lessons for the Boardroom”

    Newport, R.I. – Cyber risk is an underrated but all too real threat to organizations of every size, industry, and sector. From the boardroom to the server room, employees and board members must be aware of cyber risk and play an active role in the overall security posture of an organization operating in the digital age. In a newly released White Paper titled, “Understanding Cyber Threats: Lessons for the Boardroom,” … Read More

  • Executive Director Jim Ludes and fellow G. Wayne Miller speak with emmy award-winning broadcast journalist David Schuster

    September, 2016: “White House Chronicle: Story in the Public Square”

    This weekend, “White House Chronicle: Story in the Public Square” hosts Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller welcome Emmy-winning broadcast journalist David Shuster to the show. Throughout his remarkable career, Shuster has covered American politics on major cable news networks from MSNBC to Al Jazeera America, and more. This episode delves into the narratives surrounding political campaigns, particularly in the 2016 presidential race. With the election fast approaching, the dominant … Read More

  • Photo of Donald Trump speaking animatedly to the crowd at a campaign rally in St. Louis, Missouri

    Politics vs. Cynicism: Picks of the Week

    Old Trump: Mexicans Are ‘Rapists.’ New Trump: They’re ‘Great People!’ | The Daily Beast Trump Flip Flops on Immigration Again | Outside the Beltway First Read: Trump’s Stunning Flip-Flop on Immigration | NBC News I admire politicians—and that’s not a particularly popular point of view.  Still, I admire politicians, because the best among them understand how to move society forward.  They recognize that working together is essential to solving common … Read More

  • An American flag with a cyber design.

    It’s Time for Both Parties to Get Serious about Cybersecurity: Picks of the Week

      U.S. Seeks to Protect Voting System from Cyberattacks | The New York Times Political Campaigns need Chief Information Security Officers | Passcode How to Hack the Election in 7 Minutes | Politico Magazine   In the wake of hacks that infiltrated the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and the Hillary Clinton campaign, in addition to the political fallout and the multiple warnings from cybersecurity experts … Read More

  • Photo of Derek Miller on stairs in Lisbon.

    International Relations Expert Derek B. Miller Joins Pell Center as Adjunct Fellow

    The Pell Center at Salve Regina University announced the addition of international relations expert Derek B. Miller as an adjunct senior fellow.  Miller, a Boston, Massachusetts native, is the founder and Director of The Policy Lab and has worked in international affairs with the United Nations, several foreign governments, and think tanks for over twenty years. He studied at Georgetown (MA, National Security Studies), Oxford (St. Catherine’s College and Linacre), The Graduate Institute … Read More

  • Flyer of what appear to be JFK's mug shots above text that reads "wanted for treason"

    Stochastic Terrorism: Picks of the Week

      Unfiltered: Voices from Trump’s Crowds | The New York Times Donald Trump Calls Obama ‘Founder of ISIS’ and Says it Honors Him | The New York Times Trump’s Assassination Dog Whistle Was Even Scarier Than You Think | Rolling Stone   Someone is going to get killed. That’s the thought that went through my head in bucolic Vermont this week as I looked out over the mountains at twilight and … Read More

  • Image of the American Flag covered in ones and zeroes and cracked in pieces to represent a cracked cyber code.

    Why the Democratic Party hacks should concern all Americans: Picks of the Week

    Dem party hacks shows neither side is serious about cybersecurity | The Hill Is Hacking Hillary Clinton Russian Payback for the ‘Freedom to Connect’? | Net Politics – Council on Foreign Relations By November, Russian Hackers Could Target Voting Machines | Lawfare   The news that the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and the Hillary Clinton campaign were hacked—allegedly by Russian state-sponsored hackers or proxies—has generated … Read More

  • Pell Center Executive Director Jim Ludes and fellow G. Wayne Miller speak with Raina Kelley on the set of Story in the Public Square.

    August, 2016: “White House Chronicle: Story in the Public Square”

    This weekend, “White House Chronicle: Story in the Public Square” hosts Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller welcome ESPN’s Raina Kelley to the show. Kelley is the managing editor of ESPN’s new site, The Undefeated, a content initiative focused on the intersection of sports, race and culture. The site features in-depth reporting, commentary and insight on race and culture through the lens of sports. Kelley delves into the tensions and … Read More

  • Image of Herbert and Claiborne Pell medal for United States History on a black background.

    61 Students Awarded Pell Medal for Excellence in U.S. History

    Newport, R.I.— 61 Rhode Island students earned the Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History this year. The medal, originally presented by Senator Claiborne Pell and his wife, Mrs. Nuala Pell, recognizes college and high school students in the state who have excelled in U.S. History. “The students in Rhode Island continue to earn well-deserved recognition for their exceptional dedication to U.S. history,” said Clay Pell. “It has long … Read More

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