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APEC 2017 in Viet Nam: applications are being accepted for this program. Click here for the application. Deadline is April 21st.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017-2018 WRP ClassClick here for the form. Nominations are due by May 15th, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

April 22: EPL 2016-17 Presentations

May 10Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner. To register for this event, click here.

June 18 - 23Emerging Public Leaders 2017-18 program. 

July 15 - 21: Teachers of Government program, Washington, D.C. 

July 19 - 22: South Carolina United

August 24, 31 and September 7: Summer Series 2017

September 18: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

November 8 - 9: National Conference on Climate Change


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

July 13-16South Carolina United

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

October 2 - 7White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship

October 14: Dick and Tunky Riley WWSC Awards

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

November 13-19APEC 2016 in Lima, Peru

January 10, 2017Wilkins Leadership Awards Dinner

February 10, 2017Law & Society

April 10 - 12, 2017: Furman alumni conference — Safe and Free: Civil Liberties and the Fight for National Security

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


Nominations are being accepted for the 2017-2018 WRP Class

Click here for the form. Nominations are due by May 15th, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.



Emerging Public Leaders 2016-17
April 21 - 22

The Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) 2016-17 will be returning to Furman's campus on April 21st to present the results of their public service project. Each participant will be judged on their presentation using criteria that will include vision, planning, execution, program impact, and presentation skills.

Winners will be selected and announced during the award luncheon on Saturday, April 22nd. They will receive a cash prize that they may either: 1) apply to the budget of the project initiated by the student with the goal of continuing and/or enhancing the project; or 2) donate to any partnering organization or other organization in their community with similar mission/goals as the student's project. 

To view the EPL Class of 2016-17, click here. To view each student's public service project, you may click on their name.