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:
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.
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