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On Mike Switzer’s SC Business Review, Alan Cooper (publisher MidlandsBiz, UpstateBizSC, and LowcountryBizSC) highlights Riley Institute's WhatWorksSC award

September 22: Constitution Day. Trump, Hillary, and the Constitution

September 28: U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac, Ambassador to Uganda

October 2 - 7White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship

October 14: Dick and Tunky Riley WWSC Awards

October 24 - 28: Nick Galasso, Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence

November 13-19: APEC 2016 in Lima, Peru

January 10, 2017: Wilkins Leadership Awards Dinner

February 10, 2017: Law & Society

March 30: Henry "Skip" Gates


July 13-16South Carolina United

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



Fellow in Residence

U. S. Ambassador Deborah Malac
Ebola Crisis in Liberia

"If you go in, you won't come out": Leading America's Fight Against Ebola in Liberia
Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center, Furman University
7 p.m., Wednesday, September 28

U.S. Ambassador to Liberia 2012-2015; U.S. Ambassador to Uganda 2015-present

As then U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Malac helped coordinate the U.S. response to the medical and humanitarian crisis following the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urged President Barack Obama to assist the country. In response to the seriousness of the crisis and depth of need, President Obama expanded America’s response, sending 3,000 troops to support and assist civilian responders from the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Agency for International Development and a host of international partners. To read the entire New York Times article on U.S. assistance to Liberia, click here.

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Sixth Annual Dick & Tunky Riley What WorksSC Award for Excellence


Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC
Friday, October 14, 2016
12:30 - 2 p.m.

REGISTER for the full day conference ($75 until October 2nd, then $95) or the lunch only ($25) at this link.

At the October 14 luncheon, Furman University’s Riley Institute and South Carolina Future Minds will present the annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence to one of three finalists in recognition of their outstanding education initiatives in South Carolina.

The 2016 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC award finalists are:

  • Engaging Creative Minds
  • Healing Species

Linda O’Bryon, President and CEO of South Carolina ETV, will host a conversation on stage with Charleston County Schools Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait and Spartanburg District 7 Superintendent Russell Booker.

For more information, click here, For the full press release, click here