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    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

    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

  • Katherine-Brown

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

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

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    Data Privacy Day: How to Protect Yourself and Your Organization Online: Picks of the Week

      Americans and Cybersecurity | Pew Research Center Data Privacy Day: Easy Tips to Protect Your Privacy | Forbes Data Privacy Day: know the risks of Amazon Alexa and Google Home | Naked Security Today is Data Privacy Day (DPD), an international effort held annually to raise awareness about data privacy and promote data protection best practices. This event is celebrated every year on January 28th in commemoration of the signing of … Read More

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    January 28, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”

    Journalist, professor Dan Fagin discusses the power of science to explain the world around us.

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    Pell Center Partners with Newport County Chamber of Commerce

    Newport, R.I. ­­­­­­­­­­– The Pell Center at Salve Regina University’s Cyber Leadership Initiative is partnering with the Newport County Chamber of Commerce to promote cybersecurity and help small and medium-size enterprises prepare for the increasing growth, volume, and sophistication of cyber threats. The partnership will continue collaborative events as part of the Pell Center’s Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI) and will aim to educate Newport County’s business leaders about … Read More

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    A World Without Bees: The Developing Crisis

    There is a recent media fixation about bees being put on the endangered species list, and an apparent panic that rightfully corresponds. There are seven Hawaiian bee species now classified under the protection of the Endangered Species Act by the United States. While all bee species are not on the endangered species list, it is important to note that many species of bees are dying at an alarming rate. In just six … Read More

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    ‘Truck tolls’ roads, bridges plan named R. I. Story of the Year

    Newport, R.I. – Governor Gina Raimondo’s ambitious and controversial plan to modernize aging state roads and bridges – in part, through the imposition of tolls on trucks – has been voted the 2016 Pell Center Rhode Island Story of the Year. Raimondo’s blueprint, approved by the General Assembly in February, was selected by a panel of 19 judges from the media and academia. Runners-up in the annual contest were the … Read More

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    We Know What a Fair Election Looks Like

    In a remarkable election season, with one candidate speaking frequently about voter fraud and “rigged” elections, we asked an experienced international election observer how we would know if the election was fair.  Here is his response. Standing amidst the rubble of war, a woman stood against a cold and bitter wind. I asked the woman why she stood patiently waiting in a line with hundreds of her neighbors. “I have … Read More

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    Pell Center Visiting Fellow G. Wayne Miller Will Co-Executive Produce “Toy Wars”

    Pell Center Visiting Fellow G. Wayne Miller will co-Executive Produce “Toy Wars,” a limited dramatic series for Amazon.  Based on Miller’s 1998 book “Toy Wars: The Epic Struggle Between G.I. Joe, Barbie and the Companies that Make Them,” the project brings together some of Hollywood’s best creative talent, including Josh Gad; Josh Schwartz; and Seth Gordon. “Toy Wars” tells the tale of G.I. Joe and Barbie, produced by Hasbro and Mattel, … Read More

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