Pell Center Roundtable

  • Upcoming Roundtable | The Ethics of Being a Shopaholic: Exploring the Impact of “Fast Fashion”

    In April 2013, a clothing factory in Bangladesh collapsed and killed over 1,100 garment workers and injured nearly 2,500 more. Nearly 30 major “fast fashion” retailers from the around the globe, including Primark, the U.K. equivalent of Forever XXI, were using this particular factory at the time of its collapse. Two years later, the impact of the Rana Plaza tragedy has pushed for major players in the apparel industry to … Read More

  • Pell Center Cybersecurity Roundtable Discussion Addresses Supply Chain Risks and Mitigation Strategies

    NEWPORT, R.I.—The Pell Center hosted a cybersecurity roundtable discussion on April 7 in collaboration with New England’s premier electricity and gas utility company, National Grid, as part of its ongoing Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI). This particular event explored some of the cybersecurity risks of working with third party vendors and how to evaluate and manage them to enable business objectives. Mr. Michael Andreozzi, IS Compliance Manager, and Mr. Scott … Read More

  • Upcoming Roundtable Discussion | Guns in America: Do We Have a Problem?

    Upcoming Roundtable Discussion | Guns in America: Do We Have a Problem?

    The United States has about 5% of the world’s population yet it accounts for anywhere from 35 to 50 percent of the world’s civilian-owned guns.

  • Upcoming Roundtable | Preparing Teachers for Mission, Six Lessons Shared with the Military

    Teacher preparation and military training have striking similarities and share the same goal:  to develop leaders both in the classroom and in the military to execute the mission. Research and professional experience led to the identification of six shared lessons:  trust your training, be a battle buddy, be a leader, nurture yourself, steel your battle mind, and grab your lifeline. Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 11:45 am – 12:45 … Read More

  • Upcoming Roundtable | International Approaches to Education

    Education is a crucial aspect of a nation’s identity and development. However, not all educational systems are the same. Join us on Friday, February 13 in Miley’s Private Dining Room to discuss “International Approaches to Education” lead by Romina Fetta and Christelle Miskizak. Fetta is Salve’s 2014-2015 Fulbright FLTA from Argentina and Miskizak is Salve’s 2014-2015 Fulbright FLTA from France. They will present their countries’ approaches to education with an emphasis … Read More

  • Upcoming Roundtable | #JeSuisCharlie and Freedom of Speech

    The two gunmen who committed the horrific massacre at the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo earlier this month, said that they had “avenged the prophet”, referring to the Prophet Muhammed who had been satirized by the magazine on numerous occasions. In the wake of the attack, Je Suis Charlie (French for “I Am Charlie,”) became a slogan to symbolize those who stood in support of the slain … Read More

  • Upcoming Roundtable | ISIS and Social Media

    Challenging the power of traditional news outlets, social media networks have given those involved in international conflicts access to rapid-fire distribution methods and a worldwide audience. But as extremist groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (also called ISIS or ISIL) use YouTube, Twitter, and other social media networks to distribute violent content that some call visual terrorism, a number of questions arise: Do social media companies have … Read More

  • Upcoming Roundtable | Divided America

    Divided America: Can Americans with different political beliefs still work together? Based on polls and studies, Americans seem more politically divided than ever. More of us declare that we are “strongly” conservative or liberal than in the past, and more of us distrust people on the other side. Then again, other polls show that the majority of us are not really so far apart on lots of specific issues, from … Read More

  • Upcoming Roundtable | What Is Art?

    Is art something that you have to go to a museum to see, or is it all around us?  Is there a difference between the Mona Lisa and graffiti art?  Is art just about personal expression, or can it be used as a vehicle of political action and change?  Does art have to be pretty?  Can art make the world a better place? These are some of the questions that … Read More

  • Upcoming Panel Discussion | The First World War at 100

    The First World War at 100: Understanding the Cost, Legacy, and Meaning of the “Great War” The defining event of the 20th century was not the Second World War, but the first.  The spark that became an inferno was lit 100 years ago this year.  The war itself was industrial slaughter on a global scale.  It ended empires, ushered in the American century, and redrew maps across Eastern Europe and … Read More

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