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  • Improving Cybersecurity for Companies in Rhode Island: A Path Forward

    NEWPORT, R.I. — The first RI Corporate Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise, held at the Pell Center on October 9th, was a major event for cybersecurity in a small state. Many industry leaders attended the exercise demonstrating their commitment to cybersecurity and their desire to build upon existing informal relationships to improve the overall security posture of the RI private sector. Today, the Pell Center released the After Action Report (AAR) compiled … Read More

  • Providence Journal: Senior Fellow Writes “Flood Insurance and Collective Choices”

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.  – On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, the Providence Journal published an article written  by Senior Fellow for Public Policy Joseph Grady. Grady discusses the financial and human costs involved with flood insurance in Rhode Island and the United States: Debates over public policy — the collective choices we make on behalf of our state, town or nation — often involve weighing tough choices between two things we want. One current debate in … Read More

  • Pell Center Creates Story Board to Build a Community of Storytellers and Scholars

    Initiative reaches across Rhode Island and features participants from every college and university in the state NEWPORT, R.I. — In an expansion aimed at enhancing the study, celebration and practice of public storytelling, the Pell Center at Salve Regina University today named two dozen people to a newly created, at-large “Story Board” that will advise the Pell Center’s leadership on the development of its Story in the Public Square (SIPS) … Read More

  • Yamashita’s Ghost: War Crimes, MacArthur’s Justice, and Command Accountability

    Horrific war crimes in the Philippines. The capture of a Japanese general. A trial by five US Army generals. How could justice not be done? Allan A. Ryan graduated from Dartmouth College and magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was President of the Minnesota Law Review. He served as a law clerk to Justice Byron White on the Supreme Court of the United States, and … Read More

  • Public Leaders from across Rhode Island gather at the Pell Center for Leadership Matters

    Workshops aim to support municipal leaders Newport, RI: Twenty public leaders from across Rhode Island gathered October 18-19, 2013, at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for the first segment of Leadership Matters, a professional development program for municipal and social-sector leaders. “Leadership Matters goes to the heart of the mission of the Pell Center,” said Dr. Jim Ludes, the center’s executive director.  “We are ever mindful of Senator Pell’s legacy … Read More

  • Pell Center Roundtable: Virtual vs. Classroom

    Today university learning occurs along traditional classroom models but hybrid and online-courses are occurring more and more. While some speculate that the online model will replace traditional-classroom learning, others vehemently disagree. As students, what type of learning experience works best for you? Come join us on Tuesday, October 29th to discuss the virtual classroom. Join us on Tuesday, October 29th, 11:45 a.m. in the Breakfast Room at Ochre Court. Roundtable … Read More

  • Strategic Advantage: Why American Corporations Should Care About Cybersecurity

    Description: Corporate America is constantly being targeted by cyber-attacks and cyber espionage, and its brand integrity and market advantage are increasingly at stake. Melissa Hathaway will discuss several potential targets within our cyberspace—especially private sector networks—common vulnerabilities that allow cyber-attacks to succeed (i.e. poor network security postures or procedures, lack of understanding of the different/layered techniques that are being used to get to us), and what companies can do to … Read More

  • SOLA Co-Founder to Speak about Girls’ Education in Afghanistan

    On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, Co-Founder of the School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA) Shabana Basij-Rasikh will be speaking at Bazarsky Lecture Hall in O’Hare Academic Center at Salve Regina University. The event is co-sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and the Office of International Programs. Imagine a country where girls must sneak out to go to school, with deadly consequences if they get caught learning: this was Afghanistan under the Taliban … Read More

  • Dozens of Senior Private Sector Leaders Gather at the Pell Center for Rhode Island’s first major Corporate Cybersecurity Exercise

    Newport, RI—Over three dozen senior private sector executives gathered at the Pell Center on October 9, 2013 to participate in a six-hour, discussion-based cybersecurity table top exercise. The event marked the start of the Pell Center’s Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative, which aims to bring together senior leaders from various industries—defense, financial services, technology, health care, etc.—who can affect change and make Rhode Island’s corporate community a national model of cybersecurity leadership. … Read More

  • Fall 2013 Lectures and Events

      The Pell Center is proud to sponsor the events listed below for Fall 2013. To reserve a seat, please RSVP to [email protected] or 401-341-2927:   Strategic Advantage:  Why American Corporations Should Care About Cybersecurity Melissa Hathaway November 6, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Bazarsky Lecture Hall—O’Hare Academic Center   Shabana Basij Rasikh, Founder of School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) November 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Bazarsky Lecture Hall—O’Hare Academic Center Co-Sponsored with … Read More