Public Policy

  • 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

  • The Valley Breeze | Officials: Program is bringing efficiency, savings

    Earlier this month, The Valley Breeze newspaper wrote an article about Pawtucket leaders crediting the Leadership Matters program to increased efficiency in the city: PAWTUCKET – Using new leadership tools and problem-solving skills, city leaders say they are achieving greater efficiency, smarter use of budgets, and improved relationships between departments. “Not all of Pawtucket’s bridge improvements are built of concrete and steel,” said Mayor Donald Grebien. “Building bridges between our … Read More

  • Online Privacy and the Fourth Amendment, Malaysia Airlines |Picks of the Week

      Users’ Privacy and Online Content NOT Protected by the Fourth Amendment The US Decides Everything Digital Is Not Protected By The Fourth Amendment | Business Insider Government’s Brief in Support of the Magistrate Judge’s Decision to Uphold a Warrant Ordering Microsoft to Disclose Records Within Its Custody and Control | U.S. States District Court Southern District of New York Obama Administration Says the World’s Servers Are Ours | ArsTechnica … Read More

  • Independence Day and The Role of Government | Picks of the Week

    Independence Day We’re No. 1?  Americans Increasingly Don’t Think So | The Washington Post Millennials Didn’t Abandon Our Institutions — Our Institutions Failed Them | Bill Moyers We Need a Citizen-Maker Movement | The Huffington Post The two separate Pew surveys cited in these articles are intimately related.  They tell us something about Americans and our institutions, but they tell us more about our leaders.  For a lot of Americans, … Read More

  • Senator McCain Discusses “America’s Global Leadership”

    Earlier this month, Senator John McCain spoke at the U.S. Naval War College about the importance of America’s role as a global superpower. The event, co-hosted by the Naval War College and the Pell Center, was held in the Spruance Auditorium and was well-attended by the public. Following introductions made by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Salve Regina University president Sister Jane Gerety, McCain began by stating the world we live in … Read More

  • World War I, Climate Change and World Cup Hacktivism | Monday Reads

    100 Years After the Start of World War I The War to End All Wars? Hardly. But It Did Change Them Forever | The New York Times 40 Maps that explain World War I | Vox Scars of World War I Linger in Europe on Eve of Centennial | The Wall Street Journal The defining event of the 20th century is not the Second World War, but the first.  The … Read More

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