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    We Remember | Memorial Day 2015

    Gilgamesh, in the epic Mesopotamian poem, wanted to live forever, like the gods.  But Gilgamesh was human. His mortality meant that he would know death.  His name, however, could live forever.  He would be remembered, he reasoned, because of the great things he did.  He asked: “Who is the mortal able to enter heaven? Only the gods can live forever. The life of man is short.   What he accomplishes … Read More

  • Roger Cressey speaks about cybersecurity at the Pell Center.

    Pell Center Lecture Discusses U.S Government and Private Sector Cybersecurity Efforts, the Impacts of the NIST Framework

    NEWPORT, R.I.—The Pell Center hosted a major cybersecurity lecture this month that featured Roger Cressey, an internationally known cybersecurity expert and counterterrorism analyst with NBC News, and Kiersten Todt, President and Managing Partner of Liberty Group Ventures, LLC. Over 50 senior leaders representing Rhode Island’s private and public sectors took part in the event to discuss cyber risk management and the impacts of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s … Read More

  • Annual Conference

    Story Day is the annual conference for Story in the Public Square, a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal that studies and celebrates public storytelling. Story Day 2014 examined moving images: animation, feature documentary and television, as well as short documentary and video. Through an engaging and interactive series of discussions with accomplished storytellers, the audience took part in a fun and informative day that also featured … Read More

  • Francesca Spidalieri stands in a decorative archway at the 2015 Global Conference on CyberSpace

    Pell Center Senior Fellow Meets World Leaders and Experts Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity

    NEWPORT, R.I.—Pell Center Senior Fellow Francesca Spidalieri recently traveled to Europe for the Global Conference on CyberSpace and to meet with world-renowned cybersecurity subject-matter experts and policy-makers discussing the future of Internet governance and security. Spidalieri shares her account of her trip: Armed with information, experience, and lessons-learned from my research work in the United States, I embarked on a quest to Europe to shed light on some of the most … Read More

  • Frank Quigley poses with his certificate of induction into the Phi Sigma Tau philosophy honor society.

    Pell Center Work Study Inducted into Phi Sigma Tau

    Pell Center work study Frank Quigley ’16 was recently inducted in Phi Sigma Tau, the international honor society in philosophy, during the Spring 2015 semester. He was also selected to be a part of Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, an exclusive honor conferred by more than 1,000 universities and colleges nationwide. Quigley is a double-major in American History and Philosophy at Salve Regina University. As a … Read More

  • Sonia Nazario

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist discusses “Enrique’s Journey”

    On Monday, April 13, the annual lecture sponsored by the Pell Center and Mosaic, Salve Regina University’s student newspaper,  featured journalist Sonia Nazario, who recently published her non-fiction novel, Enrique’s Journey.  The story of Enrique’s journey and Nazario’s journey spoke to the interests and curiosities of the many Salve Regina University students and community members in attendance. The lecture was also sponsored by the Office of Mission Integration. Enrique’s Journey tells … Read More

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    Follow the Money

    In a conversation about campaign finance reform years ago, a friend and former colleague told me that he believed “money is a form of speech.”  The same argument underpinned the majority opinion in the Supreme Court’s ruling on Citizens United and poses a fundamental threat to our democracy. Any question about the corrosive and dangerous effects of money in our electoral system can be resolved with a quick look at … Read More

  • Lisa Genova, Best-selling Author of Still Alice, to Receive 2015 Pell Center Prize

    NEWPORT, R.I. – New York Times best-selling author Lisa Genova will be honored June 4 at Salve Regina University when she receives the third annual Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square, an award recognizing a contemporary storyteller whose work has had a significant impact on the public dialogue. Genova, who holds a Ph. D. in neuroscience from Harvard University, has written about neurological diseases and their impact … Read More

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    Upcoming Roundtable | The Ethics of Being a Shopaholic: Exploring the Impact of “Fast Fashion”

    In April 2013, a clothing factory in Bangladesh collapsed and killed over 1,100 garment workers and injured nearly 2,500 more. Nearly 30 major “fast fashion” retailers from the around the globe, including Primark, the U.K. equivalent of Forever XXI, were using this particular factory at the time of its collapse. Two years later, the impact of the Rana Plaza tragedy has pushed for major players in the apparel industry to … Read More

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    Who Are We As a People?

    Poverty in the United States is destroying lives and making this great nation weaker. In Maryland this past week, Rodney Todd, a single, working-father of seven died, along with all of his children, from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in their home.  Investigators found a generator in the kitchen that was out of gas.  Several days earlier, the local utility had disconnected power to the home because a stolen electric meter … Read More

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