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    Statement by Executive Director Jim Ludes on President Trump’s proposal to eliminate funding for the NEA and the NEH

    March 16, 2017 Pell Center Executive Director Dr. Jim Ludes released the following statement: More than 50 years ago, Senator Claiborne Pell was instrumental in passing bipartisan legislation to create the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The legislation succeeded because Republicans and Democrats believed that it was essential for all Americans to study and celebrate our history, our values, and our accomplishments as … Read More

  • Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller with Michael Kennedy on set of "Story in the Public Square"

    March 18, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”

    University professors and intellectuals are often dismissed as elites, divorced from real life and disconnected from the problems of real people. Guest Michael Kennedy sees their role differently and argues, in fact, that intellectuals and universities are agents of global change. Michael D. Kennedy is the professor of sociology and international studies at Brown University. Throughout his career, Kennedy has addressed East European social movements, national identifications, and systemic change. … Read More

  • G. Wayne Miller, Jim Ludes and Michael Corkery sitting on set at Story in the Public Square.

    March 11, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”

    NYT financial journalist Michael Corkery helps make sense of financial stories affecting Americans everywhere.

  • Dr. Scott Irvin on set of Story in the Public Square

    March 4, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”

    Educational leader Dr. Irvin Scott helps us make sense of the education debate.

  • Lincoln Memorial and reflecting pool in Washington D.C.

    An Increasingly Factionalized U.S. Foreign Policy? Picks of the Week

    Trump’s Team of Rivals: Riven By Distrust | Foreign Policy Building Situations of Strength: A National Security Strategy for the United States | Brookings Institution McMaster Has the Islamaphobes Worried. Good. | Politico Magazine Washington PR Offensive Fails to Quell Concerns Over Trump | Reuters It has become increasingly evident that there are competing factions within the Trump Administration’s national security team.  Long accustomed to pitting his subordinates one against another, the former businessman … Read More

  • Eric Bennett on set of Story in the Public Square

    February 25, 2017 – “Story in the Public Square”

    This week, hosts Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller are joined by a remarkably talented scholar and novelist whose work, whether for academic or popular audiences, traces the role of both narrative and truth in public life. Eric Bennett is the author of Workshops of Empire: Stegner, Engle, and American Creative Writing during the Cold War, and the novel A Big Enough Lie.  His fiction has appeared in A Public … Read More

  • Nuala Pell Leadership Fellows pose on steps of the capitol building

    Salve Regina University’s Class of 2020 Invited to Apply for Leadership Program

    Rising sophomores are invited to participate in Nuala Pell Leadership Development Program.

  • Katherine Brown on set of Story in the Public Square

    February 18, 2017 – “Story in the Public Square”

    This week we’re joined by public diplomacy scholar, practitioner Katherine Brown

  • The White House in Washington D.C.

    The Trump Administration’s Mismanagement of the U.S. Alliance Portfolio: Picks of the Week

    Trump Has Provocative Words for Allies: Congress Does Damage Control | The New York Times Germans Now Find US as Trustworthy as Russia: Poll Shows | The Independent British Lawmakers Tell Their PM: Your Groveling in Front Of Trump is Embarrassing | The Washington Post Can Jim Mattis Fix Asia? |  Politico Magazine Mattis the Great, Mattis the Exploited? | War on the Rocks With NSC Shakeup, Bannon Gets a Seat at the Table … Read More

  • Marc Smerling on set of Story in the Public Square

    February 11, 2017 – “Story in the Public Square”

    Emmy-winning Filmmaker Marc Smerling chronicles some of America’s most notorious criminals.

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