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  • Pell Center Cybersecurity Roundtable Discussion Addresses Supply Chain Risks and Mitigation Strategies

    NEWPORT, R.I.—The Pell Center hosted a cybersecurity roundtable discussion on April 7 in collaboration with New England’s premier electricity and gas utility company, National Grid, as part of its ongoing Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI). This particular event explored some of the cybersecurity risks of working with third party vendors and how to evaluate and manage them to enable business objectives. Mr. Michael Andreozzi, IS Compliance Manager, and Mr. Scott … Read More

  • Pell Center Continues Pell Family Legacy of Honoring RI Students for Excellence in U.S. History

    NEWPORT, R.I. — The Pell Center at Salve Regina University today announced it would administer the Herbert Pell and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History. Established by the Pell family, the Pell Medal is named for Representative Herbert C. Pell and his son, Senator Claiborne Pell.  It is a testament to their belief that understanding American history is essential to leadership.  Accordingly, the medal is awarded annually to one student … Read More

  • Is Cybersecurity Legislation Finally Possible?

    Last week, the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee voted unanimously in favor of a long-anticipated cyber threat data-sharing bill, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (PCNA). The bill—which draws largely upon the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) that the Senate Intelligence Committee passed two weeks ago—would grant legal liability protections for companies sharing cyber threat data with the government through a civilian portal. This official portal, most likely to be … Read More

  • Leadership Matters | Towns Participating in Innovative Leadership Development Program Report on a Year of Progress

    Newport, RI—Leaders from Rhode Island’s cities and towns converged on the Pell Center at Salve Regina University on Friday, March 20, 2015, to report on a year’s worth of effort to improve the responsiveness and efficiency of local government.  Part of Leadership Matters—a joint initiative between the Pell Center and the Public Sector Consortium,  of Cambridge, MA—the innovation conference highlighted the work of the three Rhode Island communities to participate … Read More

  • Upcoming Roundtable Discussion | Guns in America: Do We Have a Problem?

    Upcoming Roundtable Discussion | Guns in America: Do We Have a Problem?

    The United States has about 5% of the world’s population yet it accounts for anywhere from 35 to 50 percent of the world’s civilian-owned guns.

  • Pell Center Fellow to Instruct Cybersecurity Course

    NEWPORT, R.I.—The Pell Center’s Senior Fellow for Cyber Leadership, Francesca Spidalieri, has designed and is now teaching a new graduate-level course, Management of Cyber Opportunities and Threats (MGT 558). The course, which is a new core requirement, represents a distinctive feature of the Salve Regina MBA program and is open to students from other academic disciplines as well. Cybersecurity is increasingly central to the purview of senior business executives and … Read More

  • Trying to Understand U.S. Foreign Policy

    The Western-allied government in Yemen, which had been hailed by President Obama last fall as a successful example of his counter-terrorism approach, has fallen. The resulting chaos has now seen air strikes by a coalition of Sunni-Arab nations, led by Saudi Arabia, fighting the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi for control of Yemen. In Iraq, the United States finally launched airstrikes against ISIS elements hunkered down in Tikrit where they held off … Read More

  • Panelists Discuss the Public’s Perception of Science

    The Pell Center’s presentation earlier this month, “Science Under Attack: Politics, Policy, and Science in America” discussed the public’s perception of science, and focused mainly on global warming.  The presentation featured Suzanne Shaw, director of communications at the Union of Concerned Scientists and Todd Anthony Bianco, principal policy associate at the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission. Shaw started off by discussing the public’s beliefs and mentioned that most Americans trust … Read More

  • Pell Center Encourages Salve’s Class of 2018 to Apply for Leadership Program

    Rising sophomores are invited to participate in Nuala Pell Leadership Development Program The Pell Center invites students from Salve Regina’s Class of 2018 to apply for the Nuala Pell Leadership Development Program for the 2015- 2016 academic year. Named in honor of the late Nuala Pell, the wife of Sen. Claiborne Pell and an avid supporter of service, the Nuala Pell Leadership Development Program aims to build students’ leadership skills … Read More

  • The Real Cost of Not Implementing Cybersecurity Practices

    It’s no longer a matter of debate as to whether companies will be hacked or whether our critical infrastructure is vulnerable to cyber attacks—we know that both things are true. But after a year of well-publicized hacks at Sony, Home Depot, Target, Anthem and others, many corporations have not improved their cybersecurity practices, properly trained their employees, or safeguarded sensitive consumer data—all of which would help bolster their cybersecurity posture. … Read More

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