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  • Picks of the Week | Charlie Hebdo

    Gun Laws in France France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims? | The Washington Post Charlie Hebdo Massacre: France Gun Control Debate Unlikely to Spring Up After Paris Shooting, Experts Say | International Business Times Americans expressed shock, anger and sadness over the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris on Wednesday. Many also shook their heads and expressed incredulity over the idea that both the bodyguards at the … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | Sony Hack

    Is the Sony Hack Setting a Dangerous Precedent? U.S. Said to Find North Korea Ordered Cyberattack on Sony | The New York Times The Sony Hack Shows How Lawless the Internet Really Is | Harvard Business Review Three weeks after the malicious hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, American intelligence officials have concluded that the cyber attack was both state-sponsored—North Korea is said to be “centrally involved”–and the most destructive cyber … Read More

  • A Commitment to Peace

    Dedication proves necessary for any gain, especially in times of war.  In success, the dedicated frequently find glory, yet often at the price of tragedy.  As told in a Fox News story, Hannelie Groenewald, a South African doctor stationed in Kabul, dedicates herself to her work so passionately that she remains in Kabul, even after the death of her family.  The Taliban killed her family in Kabul, and among the … Read More

  • Pell Center Names 2014 RI Gubernatorial Race as Local Story of the Year

    NEWPORT, RI — The 2014 gubernatorial election, won by Democrat Gina Raimondo, has been chosen as the Pell Center Rhode Island Story of the Year by a panel of print, broadcast and online media professionals in the state. Raimondo, who will become the state’s first female governor in January, won a three-way general election, defeating Republican mayor of Cranston Allan Fung and Moderate Party candidate Bob Healy. Her general election … Read More

  • “Emperor Obama” named the 2014 Pell Center National “Story of the Year”

    Newport, RI—“Emperor Obama” has been named the 2014 National Story of the Year by the Pell Center at Salve Regina University.  The designation goes to the public narrative with the strongest impact on public understanding in the previous 12 months. “The story of presidential over-reach has been repeated for years, but in 2014, Republican opponents of President Barrack Obama used it successfully to gain control of both houses of Congress,” … Read More

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    2014 National Story of the Year to Broadcast on PBS, SiriusXM

    On Sunday, Dec. 14, PBS  will air an episode of White House Chronicle featuring Pell Center Executive Director Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller, program director of the Story in the Public Square initiative and staff writer for The Providence Journal, who will discuss the 2014 National Story of the Year. On Rhode Island PBS, the episode is scheduled to air Sunday, Dec. 14 at 11:30 a.m. on these channels: Rhode Island PBS. Digital 36.1. Cox 08 / … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | The Senate Torture Report

    The Senate Torture Report and the Long Walk Home Report Portrays a Broken CIA Devoted to a Failed Approach | The New York Times Panel Faults CIA Over Brutality and Deceit in Terrorism Interrogations | The New York Times Floor Statement by Senator John McCain on Senate Intelligence Committee Report on CIA Interrogation Methods | John McCain I remember where I was—on a USAirways flight home to DC sometime in … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | North Korea and Sony; Energy and Global Warming; Mental Health and Incarceration

    Did North Korea Really Hack Sony? Did North Korea Really Hack Sony? | Bloomberg Cybersecurity Breaches Raise Questions | The New York Times FBI warns of ‘destructive’ malware in wake of Sony attack | Reuters That cyberspace has changed our way of life, the character of national power, the structure of the international system, and the dynamics of geopolitics is no longer up for debate. With cyberspace affecting all these … Read More

  • Photographs: Fleeing From Terror

    Every day, floods of people gather into the camps and centers in Kobani: about 5,000 new refugees each day.  Photographer Furkan Temir released eleven photos into the news, all showing the faces of the refugees, each photo in black and white.  One photo shows a mother and her child, centered in the frame, the mother gazing despairingly toward the ground.  Another shows a large group of men watching warfare not … Read More

  • Pell Center Fellows Provide Important Contribution to a New Publication on Cybersecurity Workforce Management

    NEWPORT, RI— Pell Center fellows Francesca Spidalieri and Sean Kern contributed insights and recommendations to the Council on CyberSecurity’s most recent publication, entitled “Cybersecurity Workforce Handbook: A Practical Guide to Managing Your Workforce.” The Workforce Handbook was produced by an expert panel convened by the Council on CyberSecurity, of which Spidalieri and Kern are members. The Council on CyberSecurity supports workforce refinement, management, and development at both the individual and … Read More

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