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  • New Report: Incarceration and Recidivism: Lessons from Abroad

    NEWPORT, R.I. — Locking up the same people over and over again points to failures in the American penal system. In a compelling study released today by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, fellow Carolyn Deady explores why America’s prison population is so large and looks to other countries for clues to a smarter approach. “The U.S. prison population dwarfs that of other countries. As responsible citizens … Read More

  • Watching Ukraine, Thinking about 1956 & U.S. Strategy

    In the summer of 1956, riots broke out in Poznan, Poland, inspired, primarily, by grievances over wage reductions.  The forces of dissent however grew beyond those economic grievances to express discontent with a range of issues, most notably the influence of the Soviet Union and the presence of Soviet forces in Poland.  These local issues were swept up into the Cold War along with the process of de-Stalinization and the … Read More

  • Student filmmakers invited to submit project addressing child poverty and vie for $1,000 prize

    NEWPORT, R.I. – High school and undergraduate college students are being challenged to address the pressing issue of childhood poverty in a filmmaking contest. The competition is part of Story in the Public Square, a joint initiative of the Pell Center at Salve Regina University and The Providence Journal. The maker (or makers) of the winning film will receive $1,000 and two other films will be selected for honorable mention. … Read More

  • Danny Strong to be awarded University’s Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Emmy-winning screenwriter, producer and actor Danny Strong will be honored April 11 at Salve Regina University when he receives the second annual Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square, an award recognizing a contemporary storyteller whose work has had a significant impact on the public dialogue. Strong — whose screenwriting credits include Recount, Game Change, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and Mockingjay, the two-part Hunger Games … Read More

  • Story of the Year 2013: National Security Agency Digital Spying

    Newport, RI–Pell Center Executive Director Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller, director of Story in the Public Square, released a video announcing the first winner of Story of the Year today: Ludes and Miller also released the following statement announcing Story of the Year 2013: We are pleased to announce our pick for the first annual Story of the Year – that one narrative—or story–from the last 12 months that … Read More

  • Improving Cybersecurity for Companies in Rhode Island: A Path Forward

    NEWPORT, R.I. — The first RI Corporate Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise, held at the Pell Center on October 9th, was a major event for cybersecurity in a small state. Many industry leaders attended the exercise demonstrating their commitment to cybersecurity and their desire to build upon existing informal relationships to improve the overall security posture of the RI private sector. Today, the Pell Center released the After Action Report (AAR) compiled … Read More

  • Providence Journal: Senior Fellow Writes “Flood Insurance and Collective Choices”

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.  – On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, the Providence Journal published an article written  by Senior Fellow for Public Policy Joseph Grady. Grady discusses the financial and human costs involved with flood insurance in Rhode Island and the United States: Debates over public policy — the collective choices we make on behalf of our state, town or nation — often involve weighing tough choices between two things we want. One current debate in … Read More

  • Pell Center Creates Story Board to Build a Community of Storytellers and Scholars

    Initiative reaches across Rhode Island and features participants from every college and university in the state NEWPORT, R.I. — In an expansion aimed at enhancing the study, celebration and practice of public storytelling, the Pell Center at Salve Regina University today named two dozen people to a newly created, at-large “Story Board” that will advise the Pell Center’s leadership on the development of its Story in the Public Square (SIPS) … Read More

  • Public Leaders from across Rhode Island gather at the Pell Center for Leadership Matters

    Workshops aim to support municipal leaders Newport, RI: Twenty public leaders from across Rhode Island gathered October 18-19, 2013, at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for the first segment of Leadership Matters, a professional development program for municipal and social-sector leaders. “Leadership Matters goes to the heart of the mission of the Pell Center,” said Dr. Jim Ludes, the center’s executive director.  “We are ever mindful of Senator Pell’s legacy … Read More

  • Newport Daily News: Salve’s Pell Center Adds Senior Fellow

    On Saturday, October 19, 2013, The Newport Daily News reported on the Pell Center’s latest addition to the fellowship program, Senior Fellow for Public Policy Joseph Grady:

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