Following their first event of their Spring 2019 event series, A Climate A(wake)ening: Responding to the 2018 IPCC Report,the Pell Center announced the remainder of their Spring 2019 event series today.

Theodore Roosevelt and the Start of the American Century

  • February 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Bazarsky Lecture Hall
  • Panelists: Dr. Michael Budd, Dr. William Leeman, Dr. Timothy Neary, Dr. John Quinn, Salve Regina University, Department of History
  • Moderator: Jennifer McArdle, Salve Regina University

Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

  • March 4, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Pell Center
  • Speaker: Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer prize-winning author and journalist

Senator Pell Centennial

  • March 25, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Pell Center
  • Panelists:
  • Sister Therese Antone, Chancellor, Salve Regina University (former President)
  • David Evans, former Staff Director, Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities
  • Ambassador Peter Galbraith, former Professional Staff Member, Senate Comm. on Foreign Relations
  • Thomas Hughes, former Chief of Staff to Sen. Claiborne Pell
  • G. Wayne Miller, Pell Biographer
  • John Mulligan, former DC Bureau Chief Providence Journal
  • Karen Tramontano, former Legislative Asst. (Labor & Human Resources) to Senator Pell 

Current Health Concerns in the LGBTQ+ Community

  • April 9, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Bazarsky Lecture Hall
  • Panelists:
  • Dr. Timothy Cavanaugh, Thundermist Community Health Center
  • Freeman T. Freeman, MSW/CSW/LCSW
  • Melissa H. Manley, Clark University

John E. McGinty Lecture in History 

  • The Rise and Fall of Mikhail Gorbachev—and Their Lessons for the Putin Era
  • April 25, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Bazarsky Lecture Hall
  • Speaker: Dr. William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Amherst College 

Tickets to Pell Center events are free and will be available about two weeks prior to the event date. Please RSVP in advance for each event on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page, and call 401-341-2927 email with any questions or concerns.

The Pell Center reminds you to please note, most events this spring will take place at the Bazarsky Lecture Hall in the O’Hare Academic Center. The exception is our March 4 event, Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square, and March 25 event, Pell 100, which will take place at the Pell Center.

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