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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019-20 White-Riley-Peterson Class of Policy Fellows. Forms are due by May 15th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Please click here for the nomination form.

APEC Voices of the Future Program 2019 Application, click here. November 10 - 17, 2019 (approximate dates), Santiago, Chile

March 26: Alumni-in-Residence Program - Crisis and Response: Stories of Leadership

May 18: 2018-19 Emerging Public Leaders return to Furman to present their service projects. 

May 28: Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner, Hyatt, Greenville, SC. To register for this event, click here.

June 16-20: Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) 2019-20. Application process is open; deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019. 

July 12-19: Teachers of Government (TOG) 2019 - Greenville, SC and Washington, DC. Application process is open; deadline is Friday, March 22, 2019.




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



February 27: Anthony Ray Hinton

February 8: Law & Society: The Second Amendment: 228 Years Later

January 8, 2019Wilkins Awards Dinner

November 12-18APEC "Voices of the Future" program in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. To view the student blog, click here.

October 30Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award

October 7 - 12White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship conference

October 1, Session 3Summer Series with OLLI: Who Gets to be American? Immigration and the Fight for America’s Future.

September 18Constitution Day

July 14 - 20: Teachers of Government program

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





Alumni Series

Crisis and Response: Stories of Leadership
Second Biennial Alumni-in-Residence Program

7:00 p.m. March 26, 2019
Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center
Furman University

Presented by Furman University’s Riley Institute and Department of Politics and International Affairs. This event is free and open to the public.

We thank the Mayville Foundation and Furman's Office of Academic Affairs for their support of the 2019 Alumni-in-Residence program. 

Four Furman alumni return to campus to tell their stories of leadership during times of crisis as part of the Riley Institute’s yearlong celebration of principled leadership. Join us as a U.S. Ambassador, a CEO, a CIO, and a former FDIC Legislative Director talk about defeating Ebola, dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, helping Detroit out of bankruptcy, and pulling the financial system back from the brink in 2008.  

To view all speaker biographies, click here. For more information, click here


Fifteenth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

Hyatt, Greenville, SC
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

To register for this event, click here.

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.