• 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:

  • Too Big to Fail Got Even Bigger

    We just reached the 5 year anniversary of the end of Lehman Brothers and the financial collapse of 2008. The real question now is, are we safer now than we were then? After 2008, a group of financial institutions in the U.S. were deemed “too big to fail”. What that basically means was that there are intuitions so huge and intertwined, that if they went out of business, the impact … Read More

  • SOLA Co-Founder to Speak about Girls’ Education in Afghanistan

    On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, Co-Founder of the School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA) Shabana Basij-Rasikh will be speaking at Bazarsky Lecture Hall in O’Hare Academic Center at Salve Regina University. The event is co-sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and the Office of International Programs. Imagine a country where girls must sneak out to go to school, with deadly consequences if they get caught learning: this was Afghanistan under the Taliban … Read More

  • Dozens of Senior Private Sector Leaders Gather at the Pell Center for Rhode Island’s first major Corporate Cybersecurity Exercise

    Newport, RI—Over three dozen senior private sector executives gathered at the Pell Center on October 9, 2013 to participate in a six-hour, discussion-based cybersecurity table top exercise. The event marked the start of the Pell Center’s Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative, which aims to bring together senior leaders from various industries—defense, financial services, technology, health care, etc.—who can affect change and make Rhode Island’s corporate community a national model of cybersecurity leadership. … Read More

  • Roundtable – Dysfunction in Washington

    Washington, DC—the name of the capital city is more often a punch line for late night comedians than it is a place associated with serious people.  And for good reason.  Amidst sequesters, government shutdowns, and the threat of a looming default on America’s debts, the public is left to wonder if Washington will ever work again. Join us Friday, October 18, 2013   TIME:    11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   … Read More

  • 29 Days With Foxtrot Company, Fort Knox, KY – 08JUL2013 – 05AUG2013

     08 July 2013 – Even though I was surrounded by 50 other people, all I can remember is being lost with my own thoughts as we travelled down the highway to our final destination, Fort Knox. I was already caught off guard at the sweltering heat; even though it was sunny, the air felt wet on my skin like it had just rained outside, and this was in shorts and … Read More

  • Fall 2013 Lectures and Events

      The Pell Center is proud to sponsor the events listed below for Fall 2013. To reserve a seat, please RSVP to or 401-341-2927:   Strategic Advantage:  Why American Corporations Should Care About Cybersecurity Melissa Hathaway November 6, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Bazarsky Lecture Hall—O’Hare Academic Center   Shabana Basij Rasikh, Founder of School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) November 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Bazarsky Lecture Hall—O’Hare Academic Center Co-Sponsored with … Read More

  • Pell Center Hosts Women’s Fund RI FMLA 20th Anniversary

    On Monday, the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island hosted a panel discussion at the Pell Center on “Work, Life, and Family Policies” with Senator Chris Dodd and Author/Activist Ellen Bravo to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). To open the panel, Senator Jack Reed gave remarks about Rhode Island’s history of supporting FMLA, as well as Senator Dodd’s early involvement to pass FMLA into legislation in 1993.  The … Read More

  • Risk-Taking, Authentic Problem Solving Encourages Innovation, says Harvard Professor

    On Tuesday, September 17th, Harvard Physicist and Educator Erica Mazur gave a dynamic talk, Educating the Innovators of the 21st Century, about how to reinvent higher education in order to encourage innovation and advancement. The event was hosted by the Pell Center and Salve Regina University. Read the full coverage of Eric Mazur’s talk on Storify.

  • New Event: Attack Syria?

    A Conversation about the Strategy and Politics of the Crisis in the Middle East Thursday, September 5, 2013 | 6:00 PM RSVP to or 401-341-2927 DiStefano Hall, Antone Center (Corner of LeRoy and Lawrence) on the campus of Salve Regina University Featuring Timothy D. Hoyt, Ph.D. Professor of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College and author of the recent article, “How to Attack Syria,” in The National Interest … Read More

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