Pell Center

  • Mark Blyth on Story in the Public Square

    Why American Debt is Good with Mark Blyth

    Air Dates: September 15-17, 2018 One of the most persistent ideas in the politics of the West, whether we’re talking about Europe or the United States, is that government debt is best attacked through reducing government spending. Mark Blyth, warns though, that “austerity,” as such plans are known, is a historically dangerous idea. Blyth received his PhD in political science from Columbia University in 1999 and taught at the Johns … Read More

  • Gary Glassman on Story in the Public Square

    A New Look at Native America with Gary Glassman

    Air Dates: September 8-10, 2018 One of America’s persistent myths is that the first European migrants to the so-called “new world,” found a largely uninhabited continent. In a new documentary, Gary Glassman brings alive the thriving cities, social networks, art, and science of Native America. Gary Glassman is a producer and director whose documentaries aired on NOVA/PBS, The History Channel, the BBC, National Geographic and The Discovery Channel, among other … Read More

  • Julie Marron on Story in the Public Square

    Julie Marron Brings us Social Justice Documentaries with a Twist

    Air Dates: September 1-3, 2018 “Four games in Fall” lingers in the sports’-fan’s ear like a claxon in the night.  It was the punishment Tom Brady served for his role in “deflate-gate.” Julie Marron argues, however, that Brady, despite his iconic status, was not treated fairly or justly—and the reasons why matter to all of us. Marron is the writer and director of Lemon Martini Productions. Prior to her filmmaking career, … Read More

  • C.J. Chivers on Story in the Public Square

    Stepping into Battle with Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist C.J. Chivers

    Rebroadcast Dates: October 6-8, 2018 Originally aired: August 18, 2018 Since September 11, 2001, more than 2.7 million Americans have fought America’s battles in Iraq and Afghanistan. Chris Chivers has written a searing, new account of those wars and the men and women who have served in them. Chris (C.J.) Chivers is a senior writer at The New York Times and a writer-at-large for the New York Times Magazine. He … Read More

  • Molly McKew on "Story in the Public Square"

    The Weaponized Narrative with Molly McKew

    Air Dates: August 11-13, 2018 “Weaponized narrative” is a relatively new term surfacing over the last couple of years, but information has long been an element of national power and a weapon when employed by skilled operators. Guest, Molly McKew warns the United States and its Western allies face a foe tremendously skilled and motivated in the use of information as a weapon. Molly K McKew is a foreign policy … Read More

  • Gary Varvel on "Story in the Public Square"

    A Cartoonist’s take on the News with Gary Varvel

    Air dates: August 4-6, 2018 Editorial cartoonists use illustration to offer a different perspective on the news and in doing so they challenge us to think in new ways. Gary Varvel brings a conservative perspective to his cartoons for the IndyStar. Gary Varvel was born in Indianapolis in 1957, graduated from Danville High School in Danville, IN, studied at John Herron School of Art (IUPUI) and after college spent 16 … Read More

  • IRS TAX Forum 2018 Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

    IRS Training Thousands on Cybersecurity Best Practices with Help from Pell Center Experts

    NEWPORT, R.I. – The 2018 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are currently underway with educational sessions, training, and networking for tax professionals across the country. Hundreds of individual tax preparers attending the Forums are receiving dedicated cybersecurity training thanks to a three-year grant the Pell Center at Salve Regina University received from the American Coalition for Taxpayer Rights (ACTR) to devise and deliver these specific sessions. Pell Center Senior Fellow Francesca … Read More

  • SEDUC Teachers in Newport

    Chilean Teachers Arrive In Newport for Professional Development

    July 8th was a perfect morning. The air was crisp; the sky was crystal blue, and the birds were singing. My husband and I raced around the house finishing last minute preparations. He mowed the lawn; I set the brunch table. Summer had shown up – just in time for the Chilean teachers’ arrival. For the past three summers, it has been my honor to work with groups of teachers … Read More

  • Jay Bookman on Story in the Public Square

    Death of the Grand Old Party with Jay Bookman

    Air Dates: July 21-23, 2018 American politics seemed sufficiently combustible even before the images and stories of immigrant children being separated from their parents pushed our temperature even higher. Jay Bookman argues the super-heated politics of 2018 are a reflection of the death of the GOP as a moderate, governing party. Jay Bookman is a columnist and blogger at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, national politics, environmental and … Read More

  • Gregg Easterbrook on Story in the Public Square

    Optimism in the Age of Fear with Gregg Easterbrook

    Air Dates: July 14-16, 2018 The conventional wisdom—the story that dominates public life—is that the world is falling apart. Literally, our infrastructure is crumbling. Our politics are devolving.  Sea levels are rising. Gregg Easterbrook reminds us, however, that the reality of human experience is not that bleak and that there is opportunity in tackling the great issues we face. Gregg Easterbrook is the author of eleven books, including The New … Read More

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