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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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