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Tribute To Calder D. Ehrmann video, click here.

Calder D. Ehrmann Diversity Leaders Fund, click here.

To listen to Highlights from "Women in Public Media," click here. To read more about this event, click here.

Riley Institute Driving Social and Economic Progress: Read more

June 21-26: Emerging Public Leaders Program 2015

July 15-18: South Carolina United (SCU)

July 18-24: Teachers of Government Program 2015

July 21, 28 and August 4 and 11: Summer Series with OLLI. To register and pay online, click here.

October 4-9: White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship

October 14: Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence luncheon


February 9-10, 2015: Women in Public Media

March 25: Robert Musil, Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence, "Hope for a Heated Planet: What Would Rachel Carson Do?" 

March 27-28EPL Presentations2014-15 Class

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


Straight Talk SC
Crime and Punishment: Thinking Outside the Cell

To register and pay online, click here.

It is clear that something is broken in today’s criminal justice system. The massive growth in American prisons over the last four decades has burdened tax payers, overcrowded the prisons, and devastated vulnerable communities. Strong economic arguments as well as compelling compassionate reasons exist for why we can no longer maintain the status quo.

This year’s summer series will examine the data around crime, incarceration and the impact of our existing system of justice on communities, discuss our state’s law enforcement and prison system practices in light of historical and contemporary contexts, and highlight innovative programs that are being implemented in South Carolina.

Tuesdays: July 21, July 28, August 4, and August 11
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. each week
Younts Conference Center, Shaw Hall, Furman University

All sessions moderated by Mark Quinn, director of member and public relations, The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, and former host of SCETV’s Big Picture.

For more information about the program and the speakers, click here

Investing in Innovation (i3): New Tech 

Cougar New Tech was recently featured on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate:  Let’s Make It Happen program. To watch the video that details one of South Carolina’s New Tech schools, part of the federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant project undertaken by KnowledgeWorks and the Riley Institute, click here.