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Duke Energy Awards Riley Institute $100,000 Grant

To read the press release in its entirety, click here; for an article that appeared in the Greenville Journal, click here; Furman press release.

February 5: Law & Society, Law of Energy. For more information on this event and to register, click here.

February 8-12: Peter Hart, Woodrow Wilson Visiting fellow speaks about "The Mood of America 2016: The Presidential Race." 7 p.m. in Younts Conference Center 

March 3-5 (Thursday through Saturday): OneSouthCarolina 2016, "Building South Carolina’s Opportunity Infrastructure," Marriott Resort and Spa on Hilton Head Island. To register and pay online, click here.


July 21, 28 and August 4 and 11:  Summer Series with OLLI. You may view videos and photos from the events by clicking on the Summer Series link.

September 17Constitution Day, "When Traffic Stops Lead to Death: Have Americans Lost Their 4th Amendment Rights?" CLP

September 28Chuck Rosenberg, "Battling Isis and al Qaeda Abroad and Heroin Addiction at Home" CLP

October 4-9: White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship

October 14: Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence luncheon

November 5The 2016 Presidential Race: The Role of the Media; Jessica Taylor, NPR Political Reporter

November 12-19APEC Conference in Manila, Philippines; follow the students' blog

January 12: Wilkins Awards Dinner

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

Peter D. Hart
Leading Pollster and Public Opinion

February 8 – 12, 2016

The Mood of America 2016: The Presidential Race”
Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center, Furman University
7 p.m., Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February 11: Community Focus Group Thursday; 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.: Livestream focus group with Greenville Republican voters held at WYFF4 studios. Please access the livestream at this link. If you are unable to watch the livestream, you may watch the recorded version at this link.

February 11: Community Focus Group Thursday; 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Dr. Brandon Inabinet is also hosting a CLP for students in Johns Hall 101 to view the livestream and discuss the focus group.

In her response to the State of the Union address, Governor Nikki Haley cautioned Republicans to tone down the angry rhetoric, yet poll numbers climb for those whose voices are the loudest. The centrist Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is feeling the heat from the more liberal – and agitated – Bernie Sanders. As candidates clamor for attention, what is the American electorate looking for in its next president?

Join us for an engaging and insightful presentation by highly regarded and leading pollster Peter Hart at 7:00 p.m., February 10, in Shaw Hall of Younts Conference Center on the campus of Furman University. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.