United States

  • Avoiding a Sea of Fire: Dealing with a Nuclear-Armed North Korea

    Speakers: Dr. Vipin Narang, Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dr. Terence Roehrig is Professor of National Security Affairs, and the Director of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group at the U.S. Naval War College Dr. Iskander Rehman, Senior Fellow for International Relations at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University In the summer of 2017, the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea … Read More

  • The Hacked World Order and Geopolitics of Cyberspace

    Speaker: Adam Segal, Ph.D., Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies Director, Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program Council on Foreign Relations For more than 300 years, nation-states dominated international conflict and shaped world order. They used all the instruments they had to make the rules that best served their interests. Two decades ago, digital technologies started to shake up that long-standing system. In 2012, the US government acknowledged that it had … Read More

  • David K. Jones on the set of "Story in the Public Square."

    David K. Jones on “Story in the Public Square” September 2, 2017

    The politics of the healthcare debate seem to have ground to a halt in Washington—at least for now. But guest David Jones reminds us that the healthcare needs of the public still face substantial challenges. Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at Boston University’s School of Public Health. He is Editor-in-Chief of www.PublicHealthPost.org, an online forum for public health policy launched in … Read More

  • The Unholy Alliance of Russia and the American Far-Right

    America’s neo-Nazis don’t look to Germany for inspiration. They look to Russia | The Washington Post Trump, the alt-right and the Kremlin: White supremacists’ Russia links are no secret | Salon Pro-Russian bots take up the right-wing cause after Charlottesville | Pro Publica There are unmistakable ties between American white-supremacist groups, including those active in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Russia.  While the specific events in Charlottesville have not been linked directly … Read More

  • John Marttila on the set of "Story in the Public Square" with Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller.

    John Marttila on “Story in the Public Square” August 19, 2017

    Storytelling is at the heart of political campaigns. Guest John Marttila has studied those stories as part of a four-decade career in American politics. For more than forty years, Marttila has been a leading political strategist and advisor for political candidates, elected officials and ballot campaigns. In 1972, he co-founded his first company, which oversaw the strategy and produced advertising for Vice President Joe Biden’s upset senatorial victory. Marttila was … Read More

  • Pell Center Receives Grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to Host Franco-U.S. Defense Dialogue

    Newport, RI – The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University has received a $200,000 grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to support the Rochambeau Dialogue over a period of two years. Named after one of the most celebrated French commanders of the Revolutionary War, the Rochambeau Dialogue will be an important programmatic effort designed to strengthen defense cooperation between the United States and … Read More

  • Casey Michel on set at "Story in the Public Square"

    Casey Michel on “Story in the Public Square” August 5, 2017

    *Rebroadcast: October 14-15, 2017* The national security community has warned us that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election is only a preview of what Russia might do in the 2018 and 2020 elections. Casey Michel argues that Russian intervention in American public life is even more serious, now, than even that dire prediction. Michel has worked as a journalist in both the U.S. and the former Soviet Union. He … Read More

  • An illustration of cattle and a barn in a rural field.

    America’s Fading Pastoral: Picks of the Week

    Who Wants to Run That Mom-and-Pop Market? Almost No One | The New York Times What happened when Walmart left | The Guardian When Health Law Isn’t Enough, the Desperate Line Up at Tents | The New York Times Rural divide | The Washington Post Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware | Motherboard Doctor Shortage In Rural Arizona Sparks Another Crisis In ‘Forgotten America’ | NPR Walt Disney had Marceline, Missouri. A … Read More

  • Map of the United States with large lock in the center to represent cyber security

    As U.S. States Join Forces to Boost Cybersecurity, Federal Government Slashes U.S. Leadership in Cyberspace

    “38 Governors Sign ‘a Compact to Improve State Cybersecurity’” | Government Technology “Tillerson to Shut Cyber Office in State Department Reorganization” | Bloomberg “Top State Cyber Official to Exit, Leaving a Myriad Questions” | Politico Rhode Island recently hosted the National Governors Association (NGA) meeting, during which 38 state governors pledged to make cybersecurity a top priority and agreed to further develop statewide plans to enhance cybersecurity governance, prepare and defend their states from cyber incidents, … Read More

  • Jim Ludes, G. Wayne Miller speak with Christopher Vials on SIPS

    Christopher Vials on “Story in the Public Square” July 8, 2017

    In the 1930s and early 1940s, prominent Americans publically endorsed a policy of “America First,” even if that meant turning a blind eye to the violence done in Europe by fascist political parties in Italy and, especially Germany.  Christopher Vials argues that American fascism has roots that go back to the end of World War I—and is enjoying new dynamism today. Vials is an Associate Professor of English at the … Read More

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