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  • Where in the world will Edward Snowden go?

    Right now Snowden is playing the waiting game. The infamous NSA leaker partnered with WikiLeaks and filed for asylum in 21 different countries.  Currently camped in the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, Snowden hopes to find a more permanent refuge from the espionage charges the United States have set on him. Here are the results of his efforts so far: Update: 8/1/2013 Snowden has been granted temporary asylum … Read More

  • Former Newsweek Bureau Chief Speaks About War Reporting post-9/11

    On Tuesday evening, former Newsweek Bureau Chief Scott Johnson spoke to the Pell Center community about his experience as a journalist during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Johnson had worked in France earlier in his career–it goes without saying that transitioning from Paris to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2003 was a drastic change. “I had never covered a war like this,” Johnson said about Afghanistan. His job now involved sitting in trenches in the … Read More

  • ILO Releases World of Work Report 2013

    The International Labour Organization released the preprint edition of the World of Work Report 2013: Repairing the economic and social fabric online on Monday morning. The 120 page report is divided into five parts: Overview of employment trends and projections Income distribution and middle-income groups across the world Role of minimum wages in rebalancing the economy Investment for a job-friendly recovery How to shift to a more equitable and job-friendly economic path According … Read More

  • Robert Whitcomb Joins New Class of Fellows at Pell Center

    Scholars and Practitioners will support wide-ranging efforts in public affairs and international relations Newport, RI—The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University today announced the addition of five new fellows to its growing cohort of scholars and practitioners.  With distinguished careers in journalism and the academy, the group is the second to join the Pell Center since the creation of its fellows program last autumn. … Read More

  • War Correspondent: Getting news from the frontline to the home-front

    A conversation with former Newsweek Bureau Chief Scott Johnson War correspondents are a special breed.  To get that story about life in Iraq or Afghanistan, or wherever conflict spreads, they endure more than most during a typical day in the office.  From kidnappings and ambushes to improvised explosive devices and third world roads, reporters face an array of logistical and security challenges to tell the world what’s happening in some … Read More

  • Women in Combat

    Although women have served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, it was only in the last year that the Department of Defense formally approved women in combat units.  Should women be able to serve in every specialization in the U.S. military?  What does the experience of women in the military say about barriers to women in society?  Why do long-held stereotypes persist?  What can we all do to break them? … Read More

  • Providence Journal: Hart stresses home in storytelling forum at Salve

    From Saturday’s Providence Journal: NEWPORT — One-time presidential candidate Gary Hart spoke in Newport on Friday as part of a daylong conference on storytelling hosted by Salve Regina University in partnership with The Providence Journal. Hart was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Story in the Public Square conference hosted by the Pell Center for International Relations. He served in the U.S. Senate with Clairborne Pell, the Newport Democrat for … Read More

  • Pulitzer Prize winner Dana Priest, former Sen. Gary Hart lead celebration of Story in the Public Square

    NEWPORT, R.I. — Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Dana Priest was honored on Friday, April 12, 2013, with the inaugural Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square, an award recognizing a contemporary storyteller whose work has had a positive impact on public affairs. Priest, a Washington Post staff writer, received the award during the maiden Story in the Public Square conference at Salve Regina University that also featured … Read More

  • Ludes and Miller Appear on The Rhode Show to Talk Story in the Public Square

    On Monday, April 8, 2013, Pell Center Executive Director Jim Ludes and Visiting Fellow G. Wayne Miller appeared on WPRI’s “The Rhode Show” to discuss Story in the Public Square. For more information about the event or to register please click here.

  • Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s an MQ-1 Predator!

    Drones and American Society Over the last decade, drones have risen in the skies over America’s wars, along our borders, and now—increasingly—across our land.  What are the implications for our civil liberties of a surveillance—and even strike—capability that is persistent and growing?  Does the President have the authority to strike U.S. citizens with a drone?  Are there ethical implications for drone warfare? Join us for a provocative lunchtime discussion. Lunch is … Read More

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