Public Policy

  • Perception of Immigration, U.S. Policy and Islamic State | Picks of the Week

    Immigration and the Economy Government, Economy, Immigration Are Top U.S. Problems | Gallup The data on white anxiety over Hispanic immigration: What drives American views on immigration is often not pretty | The Washington Post Facts About Immigration and the U.S. Economy | Economic Policy Institute A Gallup poll released last week says that Americans currently feel that immigration is one of the top problems facing the United States. The finding, … Read More

  • Advocates' Academy

    Pell Center Launches New Program for Policy Advocates

    The Pell Center’s Advocates’ Academy seeks to help nonprofit policy advocates create a more engaged and informed public dialog.   NEWPORT, R.I. − This fall, the Pell Center at Salve Regina University will launch the Advocates’ Academy, a skill- and coalition-building program for nonprofit communicators. The Advocates’ Academy is designed to help policy advocates in both the public and nonprofit sectors who seek to more effectively engage and inform audiences, … Read More

  • Ebola, Racial Bias, Militarization of Police | Picks of the Week

    The Ebola Outbreak and Global Health Unseating the First Horseman | The Economist The Ebola Outbreak Shows Why the Global Health System is Broken | Bloomberg BusinessWeek The Top 3 Public Health Trends in Africa | Forbes The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has spread alarm across the globe. The world concern has shed light on global health and the state of the health systems of individual countries. When it … Read More

  • The Role of Policy Change and The Current Politics of National Security | Picks of the Week

    Central Role of Policy Change This is climate change: Ohio’s water crisis was a manmade disaster | Salon Inequality: Don’t Blame the Market | Center for Economic and Policy Research Two commentaries from this past week – one from Salon and one from the Center for Economic and Policy Research – remind us that the choices we make as a society, i.e. through public policy, have profound consequences in every … Read More

  • Health Care Reform, Political Psychology, and Putin | Picks of the Week

    Health Care Reform GAO report details flaws behind $840M O-Care website rollout | The Hill Part of the Solution: Pre-Baccalaureate Healthcare Workers in a Time of Health System Change | The Brookings Institution Health care reform is a perennial issue in America. Reforming the US health care system – which represents 1/7 of the nation’s economy – presents numerous challenges for public officials. Under the best of circumstances, the presence … Read More

  • The Immigration Issue

    On one hand, you’re turning your back on innocent children, many of them escaping poverty, violence and a number of other horrors. Yet on the other side, you have legal American citizens who struggle day by day, single mothers, homeless veterans, and hardworking families who can’t catch a break. This is the question that Congress is being asked to answer before they depart for the month of August. In my … Read More

  • 9/11 Commission Report, Health Policy, and Poverty | Picks of the Week

    9/11 Commission Warns Us That “History May Be Repeating Itself” in Cyberspace 9/11 Commission report authors warn nation of cyberattack threats | The Washington Post The 9/11 Commission Is Back With a New Warning for America | The Daily Beast Today’s Rising Terrorist Threat and the Danger to the United States: Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of The 9/11 Commission Report | Bipartisan Policy Center Ten years after releasing a landmark … Read More

  • NEH “Standing Together” Grant Will Support Innovative Use of Theater to Inspire Community Discussion of Veterans’ Issues in Rhode Island

    Pell Center Production of “Ajax” will tour RI this autumn, feature community dialogue NEWPORT, RI – The Pell Center at Salve Regina University won a special grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH) to support a theatrical production of “Ajax”—a Greek tragedy set in the Trojan War—as a vehicle for opening community conversations about the challenges facing veterans returning from war. The grant was made possible by … Read More

  • Pell Center Announces Fall 2014 Events

    The Pell Center will be hosting one lecture, two panel discussions, and one theatrical production during the Fall 2014 semester. Stay tuned for registration details on the blog, Facebook, and Twitter: Tensions in the South China Sea September 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Center The South China Sea is a strategic water-way, a collection on uninhabited rocks and shoals, and the scene of rising international tensions … Read More

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