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    61 Students Awarded Pell Medal for Excellence in U.S. History

    Newport, R.I. — 61 students from across Rhode Island earned the Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History this year. The medal, originally presented by Senator Claiborne Pell and his wife, Mrs. Nuala Pell, recognizes college and high school students in the state who have excelled in U.S. History. “The students in Rhode Island continue to earn well-deserved recognition for their exceptional dedication to U.S. history,” said Clay Pell. … Read More

  • Edward Luce on Story in the Public Square

    The Fate of Western Democracy with Edward Luce

    Air Dates: June 30 – July 2, 2018 Generally speaking, the history of Western democracy is relatively short. After the Cold War ended, some celebrated, triumphantly, the so-called “end of history.” But, Edward Luce argues the experience of the last 25 years has given rise to populist politicians on both sides of the Atlantic who threaten the liberal democratic order we built after World War II. Edward Luce is the … Read More

  • Ross Douthat on "Story in the Public Square"

    The Future of Catholicism with Ross Douthat

    Air Dates: June 23-25, 2018 Pope Francis has captured the hearts of Catholics – and non-Catholics alike. Ross Douthat however, warns that the very things that make the Pope so popular, come with real risks for the Church. Ross Douthat is a conservative columnist for The New York Times, and the youngest columnist ever at the paper. He was just 30 years old when he was hired. He is the … Read More

  • Dima Amso on Story in the Public Square

    Nature & Nurture with Neuroscientist Dima Amso

    Air Dates: June 16-18, 2018 Every day, it seems, neuroscience is adding to our understanding of the way we think, the way we know, the way we understand, empathize, and emote. Dima Amso studies how the development of the human mind shapes our perception of the world. Dima Amso is a neuroscientist and associate professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences at Brown University. She runs Brown’s Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, … Read More

  • Jamestown Board of Canvassers Fake News Presentation

    Ludes to give “Fake News Presentation” on June 12th at Jamestown Town Hall

    The Jamestown Board of Canvassers will host a “Fake News Presentation” featuring Dr. Jim Ludes, Executive Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, at Salve Regina University, on Tuesday, June 12th, 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown. Urban myths and gossip have populated the Internet for a number of years. Even before that, people “in the know,” those with inside information, … Read More

  • Daniela Lamas on Story in the Public Square

    You Can Stop Humming Now, stories from Dr. Daniela Lamas

    Air Dates: June 9-11, 2018 The remarkable strides made in medicine, such as the interventions that keep people alive, and the choices those technologies present to both patients and doctors, have been lost in a lot of the political debate about healthcare. Dr. Daniela Lamas, documents those choices and their consequences in a beautiful new book, You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death and In Between. … Read More

  • Social Engineering

    Pell Center to Host New England’s 1st Social Engineering Conference

    It’s not just computers getting hacked: people are getting hacked too. More than 70% of all data breaches in the last year involved phishing or some other type of social engineering.1 That means that one of the weakest links in computer security is, well, us. Hackers are using these social engineering techniques to get passwords, credit card data, patient data and other personal information that we all look to protect. … Read More

  • Are the United States and China in a New Cold War?

    The Texas National Security Review recently gathered a group of Asia-watchers and historically-minded scholars to discuss whether the tensions between the United States and China amount to a 21st century Cold War. Senior Fellow Iskander Rehman chaired the roundtable, providing the following introductory essay :   For over two decades, Western academics and policymakers have struggled to define the nature and scope of the challenge posed by China’s rise.1 In the early 1990s, the … Read More

  • Heather Ann Thompson

    The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 with Heather Ann Thompson

    Air Dates: May 19-21, 2018 What’s the difference between a riot and an uprising? Your answer might have something to do with your perspective on the violence. Heather Ann Thompson looks at events at Attica State Prison in 1971 and draws a direct connection to the challenges America faces in its criminal justice system today. Dr. Heather Ann Thompson is a historian at the University of Michigan, and is the … Read More

  • Nuala Pell Leadership Fellows 2018-2019

    Nuala Pell Leadership Program Selects Fellows for 2018-2019

    Eleven rising juniors and seniors at Salve Regina University have been selected for an innovative leadership development program run by the Pell Center. Named in honor of the wife of U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell, the Nuala Pell Leadership Program builds student leaders for the twenty-first century. “I feel privileged to be working with such wonderful students,” said Martha McCann Rose, program director. “Through their future endeavors, they will continue to … Read More

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