Pell Center for 国际关系 and Public Policy

The Pell Center for 国际关系 and Public Policy at 亚洲博彩平台排名 is a multidisciplinary research center focused at the intersection of politics, 政策与理念. Dedicated to honoring 森. 克莱本·佩尔的遗产, the Pell Center promotes American engagement in the world, effective government at home and civic participation by all Americans.

Our programs are designed to generate new ideas, to expand public understanding of important issues and, 最终, to help the public and its leaders make better decisions. Working with students and faculty, we don't just study the world, we try to change it.

The Pell Center is animated by 森. Claiborne Pell's belief that politics is about translating ideas into action to help people. We work to supplement the 教育 available to 亚洲博彩平台排名 students by fostering civic participation to make the world a better place.

森. 克莱本·佩尔的遗产

森. Claiborne de Borda Pell had one of the longest and most distinguished careers in the history of the U.S. 参议院. Beginning in 1960, he was elected to six terms representing his home state of Rhode Island. During Pell's years of service, he made historic contributions in international relations, 高等教育, environmental protection and global resource preservation, and government support of the arts, 人文学科, 图书馆和博物馆.

Pell is best known for the Pell Grant legislation that provides direct federal funds for low- and middle-income students seeking 高等教育. He authored major legislation increasing federal financial assistance to elementary and secondary schools and expanding federal 教育 programs, and was the driving force behind the establishment of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Pell sponsored the High Speed Ground Transportation Act, which made vast improvements in rail travel and stimulated the creation of Amtrak. He was present at the inception of the United Nations in 1945 and remained committed to the U.N.'s founding principles: the international rule of law and basic human rights. A member of the 参议院 Foreign Relations Committee for 34 years, he served as its chair or ranking member for 17 years. Pell championed human rights and democracy and was a passionate advocate for persecuted people throughout the world.

Read Pell's full obituary from the New York Times.

Projects and Initiatives

Summer Institute of Politics

Summer Institute of Politics

The Summer Institute of Politics offers promising high school students the opportunity to grapple with the great challenges facing the U.S., the international community and even their hometown. Participants learn more about themselves and develop their own style of personal leadership.

Story in the Public Square

主动学习, celebrate and tell stories that matter, Story in the Public Square is broadcast more than 500 times each week on public television stations across the United States, including locally on Rhode Island PBS. It can also be heard multiple times each weekend on SiriusXM's POTUS channel.

Nuala Pell Leadership Program

The Nuala Pell Leadership Program provides leadership development opportunities to a select number of diverse, high-achieving students, exposing them to both theory and practice. Named in honor of the late Nuala Pell, the program aims to build skills that can be used in the classroom and beyond.


Our cyber leadership initiative is designed to prepare institutional leaders for the complexities of operating in an era of cyber threat. Research identifies key issues in leadership development across society and recommends improvements so that the U.S. is better prepared for 今天's threats.


Our project on global challenges examines difficult public issues from an international perspective. Through studies and events, we explore issues in health care, 教育, 老化, criminal justice and more in order to understand how other modern, industrial societies deal with the same critical challenges.