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  • 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

  • Verizon Foundation Supports Cybersecurity Initiative for RI Businesses

    Pell Center at Salve Regina University to Use Grant to Support Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative Newport, RI — The Pell Center has received a grant from the Verizon Foundation to strengthen cybersecurity in Rhode Island’s corporate community. The $15,000 grant will support the Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI) during the 2014-2015 academic year. “The headlines over the last year alone underscore the reality that information security is an executive … Read More

  • The WorldPost: “Islamic State’s Soothing System”

    Pell Center Adjunct Fellow Robert Whitcomb discusses Islamic militant group ISIS in his article published on Monday on The WorldPost, a partnership between The Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute on Governance. The Islamic State being set up in parts of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) challenges the idea of the nation-state as we in the West know it. The mostly young men who are the ISIS shock troops want to help swiftly … 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

  • “An Evening with Senator McCain” to Stream Live

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Arizona Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain will present “An Evening with Senator John McCain” during an evening lecture Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC). The event is being co-hosted with Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy. McCain served for 22 years in the Navy as a naval aviator and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy … Read More

  • Pell Center Announces Inaugural Nuala Pell Fellowships

    12 Salve Regina University Students Selected for Leadership Program named for Mrs. Nuala Pell Newport, RI—The Pell Center has named the inaugural class of Nuala Pell Fellows—members of the Salve Regina University class of 2017 who have been selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants to receive leadership development training over the course of their sophomore year at the University. Salve Regina University President Sister Jane Gerety, RSM, praised … Read More

  • Pell Center and Naval War College to host “An Evening with Senator John McCain”

    NEWPORT, RI ̶ On Thursday, June 12, 2014 the Pell Center and the U.S. Naval War College will host “An Evening with Senator John McCain.” The Arizona Senator and 2008 Republican Party nominee for President will speak in Spruance Auditorium at the Naval War College from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Pell Center Executive Director Jim Ludes welcomed the opportunity to host a national hero, saying, “We are delighted to … Read More

  • Pell Center Cybersecurity Conference Discusses Industrial Espionage and Cyber Counter Strikes

    NEWPORT, RI—Over 100 senior leaders representing Rhode Island’s private and public sectors, law enforcement, and academia gathered at the Pell Center on May 20, 2014 to participate in a two-hour panel discussion on “Cybersecurity and Cyber Counter Strikes: Concepts and Laws.” The event brought together internationally renowned experts and cybersecurity practitioners to discuss numerous key cyber-operation concepts, including the legal implications of active defense, cyber-countermeasures vis-a-vis the Tallinn Manual, and how “privatized cyber counter strikes” may … Read More