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January 13, 2015: Wilkins Legislative and Civic Awards Dinner

January 29-30, 2015: Law & Society Series; for more information, click here

March 23, 2015: Robert Musil, Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence

March 27-28, 2015: EPL Presentations2014-15 Class

June 21-27, 2015: Emerging Public Leaders Program 2015. Please click here to apply; deadline for application is Friday, May 1, 2015.

July 18-24, 2015: Teachers of Government Program 2015. To apply, click here; deadline for application is Friday, March 27, 2015.


July - August: Straight Talk SC: Can't Win for Losing

September 4: Andrew Michta, Ph.D., "U.S., Russia and Crisis in Ukraine: How Bad Can This Get?"

September 17Constitution Day, Watkins Room in the Trone Student Center, 4 p.m.

September 22-23China's Environmental Crisis: Is There a Way Out

October 2Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award

October 5-10WRP Class of 2014-15

October 21:  Gubernatorial Debate at Furman, McAlister Auditorium

October 30StraightTalk SC FOLLOW UP SESSION! Spent: Looking for Change. 


Check our calendar for all events at the Riley Institute including the Diversity Leaders Initiative and the Center for Education Policy and Leadership


The Tenth Annual Wilkins Awards Dinner
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
January 13, 2015

Tickets are available. Reserve your seat now! Click here.
For sponsorship opportunities, please call 864-235-8330

Bob Schieffer, long time television journalist and host of CBS News Face the Nation, will give the keynote address.  

The 2014 Wilkins Award for Excellence in Legislative Leadership will be presented to Representative Jay Lucas, speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Representative Lucas has served South Carolina as a member of the House since 1999 and as speaker pro tempore since 2010, and he is widely praised for his ability to keep the legislative body working together on a variety of issues.

The 2014 Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership will be presented to Bill Barnet, CEO of Barnet Development Corporation and former mayor of Spartanburg. Currently, he is deeply involved in Spartanburg’s Northside revitalization initiative, a community partnership which is transforming a neighborhood and creating an infrastructure of opportunity for its residents.

For more information, click here.