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Applications for the 2015-16 Advance Team are now available!  Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 27th, 2015. Please e-mail or deliver your application to: Logan Lundberg, Advance Team Leader. Application (word doc); application (pdf file)

Riley Institute Driving Social and Economic Progress: Read more

Riley Institute Moves South Carolina Forward: Greenville Business Magazine

Richard W. Riley: A Penny for His ThoughtsGreenville Business Magazine

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

March 27-28: EPL Presentations2014-15 Class

May 5: Upstate Leaders Diversity Awards Dinner

June 21-27: Emerging Public Leaders Program 2015. Please click here to apply; deadline for application is Friday, May 1, 2015.

July 18-24: Teachers of Government Program 2015. To apply, click here; deadline for application is Friday, March 27, 2015.


July - August: Straight Talk SC: Can't Win for Losing

September 4: Andrew Michta, Ph.D., "U.S., Russia and Crisis in Ukraine: How Bad Can This Get?"

September 17Constitution Day, Watkins Room in the Trone Student Center, 4 p.m.

September 22-23China's Environmental Crisis: Is There a Way Out

October 2Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award

October 5-10WRP Class of 2014-15

October 21:  Gubernatorial Debate at Furman, McAlister Auditorium

October 30StraightTalk SC FOLLOW UP SESSION! Spent: Looking for Change

January 13, 2015: Wilkins Legislative and Civic Awards Dinner

January 29-30, 2015: Law & Society Series; for more information, click here

February 9-10, 2015: Women in Public Media


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


Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence

Robert Musil, Ph.D.
President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council
March 22 - 27, 2015

"Hope for a Heated Planet: What Would Rachel Carson Do?" 
Watkins Room I Trone Student Center
March 25 at 7 p.m.

Robert Musil, Ph.D., will be on the campus of Furman University from March 22 – 27, 2015. Dr. Musil will spend his time interacting with students discussing how they can be civically engaged, take on leadership roles, and make a difference.

Dr. Musil is president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, the legacy organization envisioned by Rachel Carson and founded in 1965 by her closest friends and colleagues. He is also senior fellow and adjust professor at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, School of Public Affairs, American University.

His public address, “Hope for a Heated Planet: What Would Rachel Carson Do?” will be held Wednesday, March 25, at the Trone Student Center on Furman’s campus at 7:00 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

For full biographical information, please click here.