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April 28: Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) 2017-18 Presentations

May 24: Diversity Awards Dinenr

June 17 - 22: Emerging Public Leaders 2018-19. To apply, click here. Applications are due Friday, April 6, 2018

July 14 - 20: Teachers of Government program. 



Catch up on DLI alums’ professional achievements and honors, and get community action project updates! Click on the image.



August 24, 31 and September 7Summer Series 2017

September 18Henry Louis Gates, Jr., video of the event is available.

October 8 - 13: White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship

October 24: Seventh Annual Dick & Tunky Riley What WorksSC Award for Excellence

November 8 - 9National Conference on Climate Change

November 5 - 11APEC Conference, Da Nang, Vietnam. The students will be posting to a blog throughout their travel. To view their blog, click here.

January 9, 2018The 2018 David H. Wilkins Legislative Award Dinner, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.    

February 9Law & Society Symposium

March 22: Roberta Metsola

March 28: Jeffrey Ball, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow

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





2017-18 EPL Students return to campus

On April 28, 2018, The Riley Institute at Furman University will welcome back its 2017-18 class of Emerging Public Leaders. Last summer, these students attended a week-long leadership program on Furman University’s campus where they investigated topics such as engaging in the community, analyzing critical issues, practicing ethical leadership, developing communication and presentation skills, and planning for the implementation of a service project.

To read more, click here.

Fourteenth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

TD Convention Center, Greenville, SC
Thursday, May 24, 2018

This year's speaker is Juan Johnson, President of Diversity Leadership in Action and Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Riley Institute.

Nominations are now closed for the fourteenth annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner, which will be held on May 24th at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.

Hosted by the Greenville Chamber and the Riley Institute at Furman in partnership with Upstate Chambers, this annual event honors individuals, schools, and organizations who exhibit leadership in promoting diversity in the Upstate.

Awards are presented in the following six categories: Individual, High School Student, College Student, Business, Nonprofit, International, and K-12 school (separate application form). To view a list of past winners, please click here.

For more information about this program, click here.