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VISTA Program and Research Position 

This position will build the capacity of the Riley Institute at Furman University and the Jefferson Awards Foundation to combat poverty across South Carolina by developing a system to better collect data, assess outcomes, and build partnerships that enhance the effectiveness of our programs. VISTA is not an employee of Furman University but will serve as part of the AmeriCorps VISTA program. For specific responsibilities, click here.

February 9, 2018: Law & Society Series

March 28, 2018: Jeffrey Ball, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow

June 17 - 22, 2018: Emerging Public Leaders 2018-19. To apply, click here.

July 14 - 20, 2018: Teachers of Government program. Click here for the application.


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.    


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





Law and Society Series: Cybersecurity: Keeping Us Safe or Making Us Vulnerable?

Charleston Music Hall
Friday, February 9, 2018
8:30 – 3:00 p.m. 

At a time when communications and information are vulnerable to monitoring and interception, Americans face a dilemma: How do we protect our privacy and keep ourselves safe? How vulnerable are our government, private citizens and corporations to cyberattacks?

The former director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Law and Society symposium.  As director of National Intelligence, McConnell managed the expansive U.S. Intelligence Community—an organization of over 100,000 people and an annual global enterprise budget of $47 billion.

To register, click here.

For more information about the program, click here.