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    An Increasingly Factionalized U.S. Foreign Policy? Picks of the Week

    Trump’s Team of Rivals: Riven By Distrust | Foreign Policy Building Situations of Strength: A National Security Strategy for the United States | Brookings Institution McMaster Has the Islamaphobes Worried. Good. | Politico Magazine Washington PR Offensive Fails to Quell Concerns Over Trump | Reuters It has become increasingly evident that there are competing factions within the Trump Administration’s national security team.  Long accustomed to pitting his subordinates one against another, the former businessman … Read More

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    February 25, 2017 – “Story in the Public Square”

    This week, hosts Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller are joined by a remarkably talented scholar and novelist whose work, whether for academic or popular audiences, traces the role of both narrative and truth in public life. Eric Bennett is the author of Workshops of Empire: Stegner, Engle, and American Creative Writing during the Cold War, and the novel A Big Enough Lie.  His fiction has appeared in A Public … Read More

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    Trump, Twitter, and the Tide of Cybersecurity: Picks of the Week

    Obama officials: There is hope for cybersecurity under Trump | The Christian Science Monitor At RSA, doubts abound over US action on cybersecurity | CSO Online The Rules of the Brave New Cyberworld | Foreign Policy This year’s RSA Conference—one of the largest cybersecurity conferences in the world—broke attendance records with over 40,000 participants, including cyber professionals, academics, and public servants. Although the conference has historically been focused primarily on security tools and … Read More

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    A Student’s Perspective on the Women’s March on Washington

    The following blog is a personal account of the Women’s March on Washington by Sarah Morehouse. January 21, 2017, the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, marked “the largest day of protests in U.S. history.” Washington D.C. served as the epicenter of this movement. The Women’s March on Washington began as a grassroots movement, intended to, “send a bold message to our new government on their first day in … Read More

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    February 11, 2017 – “Story in the Public Square”

    Emmy-winning Filmmaker Marc Smerling chronicles some of America’s most notorious criminals.

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    Spring 2017 Lecture Series Announced

    Today the Pell Center announced our Spring 2017 event series. Tickets to Pell Center events are free. Please RSVP in advance for each event on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page, and call 401-341-2927 or email pellcenter@salve.edu with any questions or concerns. Please note, most events this spring will take place at the Bazarsky Lecture Hall in the O’Hare Academic Center. The exception is our March 28, 2017 event, “Rockin’ the … Read More

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    February 4, 2017 – “Story in the Public Square”

    Playwright, professor Jonathan Alexandratos argues that toys are texts

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    Data Privacy Day: How to Protect Yourself and Your Organization Online: Picks of the Week

      Americans and Cybersecurity | Pew Research Center Data Privacy Day: Easy Tips to Protect Your Privacy | Forbes Data Privacy Day: know the risks of Amazon Alexa and Google Home | Naked Security Today is Data Privacy Day (DPD), an international effort held annually to raise awareness about data privacy and promote data protection best practices. This event is celebrated every year on January 28th in commemoration of the signing of … Read More

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    January 28, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”

    Journalist, professor Dan Fagin discusses the power of science to explain the world around us.

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    Present at the Destruction: Picks of the Week

    Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address, Annotated | The New York Times Joe Biden is Worried Donald Trump Might Destroy Western Civilization | Vanity Fair “Europe’s fate is in our hands”: Angela Merkel’s defiant reply to Trump | The Guardian In August of 1941, in Placienta Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met and agreed to The Atlantic Charter.  While the United States was not … Read More

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