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August 30, September 6, 13: Summer Series with OLLI: Who Gets to be American? Immigration and the Fight for America’s Future.

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

October 30Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award

January 8, 2018: Wilkins Awards Dinner

 



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RECENT EVENTS
 

July 14 - 20: Teachers of Government program

June 17 - 22Emerging Public Leaders 2018-19

June 17 - 21Advantage Scholars Program for incoming Duke, Hollingsworth, Lay and Townes scholars


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

 

 

 

SPOTLIGHT


StraightTalk

Who Gets to be American?
Immigration and the Fight for America’s Future


Presented in partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Furman

Thursdays: August 30 and September 6 and 13, 2018

Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Eventbrite - Straight Talk 2018

For questions, please call 864.294.2998. 

Immigration has become a wedge issue in the United States, stirring fear, anxiety, and anger among Americans on both sides of the issue. Building a wall to prevent illegal immigration and restricting legal immigration are central to President Trump’s agenda. Anti-immigrant sentiment helped move him into the White House.

Even so, polls show that most Americans favor legislation that supports a pathway to citizenship for the Dreamers and other undocumented immigrants. Although some Americans fear the negative impact of both legal and illegal immigration, others envision an America that is a haven for refugees and welcomes immigrants from all nations. 

Our three-part series will examine current and recent immigration enforcement policies and their impact, the effect of legal immigration on jobs and our economy, and what the changing demographics of the United States mean for our culture and political system.

For more information, click here.

COMING SOON . . .