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ADVANCE TEAM APPLICATION
Interested in applying to be part of the Riley Institute distinguished Advance Team?
You may apply now by clicking here — the deadline is Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5pm. For more information about the Advance Team, click here or, if you would like to read about past events presented by the Advance Team, click here.



Read about the Riley Institute's 20th Anniversary Celebration!



March 2: A conversation with Derek Black, godson of David Duke and former heir apparent to the white nationalist movement, speaking about "Insurrection at the Capitol: Insights from a Former White Nationalist;" 6:00 – 7:15 pm; via Zoom webinar — to register, click here.


 

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RECENT EVENTS
 

February 5, 2021: Law & Society: Sexual Abuse and Sex Trafficking: Protecting Children, Supporting Victims, and Seeking Justice

November 17Sixteenth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards

October 6Tenth Annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award

September 1, 8 and 15: StraightTalk

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

 

 

 
 

SPOTLIGHT


Insurrection at the Capitol: Insights from a Former White Nationalist

6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 2
Via Zoom webinar — to register, click here.

A conversation with Derek Black, godson of David Duke and former heir apparent to the white nationalist movement.

Moderated by Aaron Simmons, PhD, Furman University professor of philosophy.

The January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob seeking to stop Congress from certifying the results of the November election underscored how our democracy is flawed and fragile. While the attack was unsuccessful in stopping the government from performing its constitutional duty, the detrimental effects of the spread of disinformation and the rise of extremist domestic groups continue to threaten the long term stability of our national security and our democracy.

Read more about this event.


 

Secretary Riley’s Education Policy Proposal for the Biden Administration
 

Dick Riley, former U.S. Secretary of Education and former governor of South Carolina, has outlined his recommendations for expanding learning opportunities and technology access to children in the face of COVID-19. Those recommendations have been submitted to the education transition team for President-elect Joe Biden.

Ignite A Powerful Antidote to the Massive Learning and Job Losses from COVID-19

Create Community Learning and Tech Hubs in School Neighborhoods across America

Help Children and Families Catch Up and Keep Up with Learning and Technology

Click here for more details

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