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  • The Real Cost of Not Implementing Cybersecurity Practices

    It’s no longer a matter of debate as to whether companies will be hacked or whether our critical infrastructure is vulnerable to cyber attacks—we know that both things are true. But after a year of well-publicized hacks at Sony, Home Depot, Target, Anthem and others, many corporations have not improved their cybersecurity practices, properly trained their employees, or safeguarded sensitive consumer data—all of which would help bolster their cybersecurity posture. … Read More

  • Upcoming Lecture | An Evening with Sonia Nazario

    On Monday, April 13th, the Pell Center at Salve Regina University is hosting Pulitzer-Prize winning author and journalist Sonia Nazario in partnership with The Mosaic Student Newspaper and the Office of Mission Integration. Nazario‘s work focuses on issues of immigration and human rights. Her book, Enrique’s Journey, follows a Honduran boy on an odyssey that takes him away from his home country in search of his mother, and a better life, … Read More

  • Pell Center Enters Knight Foundation’s News Challenge

    The Pell Center has entered in the Knight Foundation’s News Challenge competition with a proposal for a game app called “Could You Be President?” The Knight News Challenge hopes to answer the following question–how might we better inform voters and increase civic participation before, during and after elections? “Could You Be President?” challenges players’ knowledge of current issues including global warming, security, government spending, and immigration. By playing the game, users will … Read More

  • War and Peace: Iran and Eastern Europe

    Barack Obama ran for president in 2008 on the promise that he would end America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and change the tone of American foreign policy.  He was motivated by a belief that Iraq was misguided and that the country was weary of war.  In addition, many Americans believed that the perception of American belligerence in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, contributed to insecurity around the world.  … Read More

  • Upcoming Roundtable Discussion | Drone Technology, Privacy, and the Theater of War

    Drone technology is increasing in sophistication and application at a rapid pace. Drones can now deliver your purchases and take aerial photographs of your favorite landmarks. They can also listen into your conversations, observe you from afar and even kill you. The regulation of drone technology is taking on increasing importance and this discussion will enable us to look at some of the key personal and security issues. Please join … Read More

  • Why the Clinton Email Case Matters

    As you may have heard in the news recently, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not use an official US government email with a .gov address during her entire tenure as Secretary, and instead exclusively used a ClintonEmail.com personal address for all State Department-related correspondence. Reports suggest that her email account was hosted on a server that was not physically under government control and instead was located at her … Read More

  • Pell Center Panel Discussion Addresses Cybersecurity Workforce Management: Challenges & Solutions

    NEWPORT, RI—Over 50 senior leaders representing Rhode Island’s private and public sectors, law enforcement, and academia gathered at the Pell Center on March 10 to participate in a two-hour panel discussion entitled “Enterprise Cybersecurity Workforce Management.” The event, part of the ongoing Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI), brought together cybersecurity experts and practitioners to discuss ways to optimize enterprise resources, prioritize essential security tasks, and develop a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy—one … Read More

  • Tax Cuts and the Economy

    Like other elections before, the 2016 presidential campaign will feature the pros and cons of tax cuts. An article in the Washington Post this week discusses Republican hopeful Marco Rubio’s newly unveiled tax plan, which offers significant cuts to corporations and wealthy individuals, while also increasing tax credits that go to middle class families with children. The Post piece focuses on the political calculus behind the plan – e.g. it … Read More

  • Identity, War and Peace

    Two articles have recently caught my attention—one about the rise of Christian militias, financed by American evangelical Christians, who are fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  The other about the first signs of hope in Iraq in a long, long time.  They reflect different dimensions of the same conflict, and those differences give me pause. In Baghdad, the curfew imposed after the American occupation began has been lifted.  People are … Read More

  • Cybersecurity Leader Ellen Marie Giblin Joins Pell Center Fellows Program

    NEWPORT, R.I. —The Pell Center today announced the addition of Ellen Marie Giblin to its team of cybersecurity professionals. Giblin, who is Counsel in the Boston office of the national law firm, Locke Lord LLP, is a recognized expert on global privacy and data protection as well as cyber breach response.  She will be a Cybersecurity Leadership adjunct fellow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy. “Ellen … Read More