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The Riley Institute Advance Team 2020-2021 Application. Applications are due by 5:00 PM Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Click here for more information about the Advance Team.


 

February 26: Angela Maria Kelley, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow

March 21: Emerging Public Leaders 2019-2020 return to campus 

March 31: Engaging China in a New Era

April 14: Ezra Klein, Founder of Vox and author of Why We’re Polarized, McAlister Auditorium, Furman University. The event is free and open to the public. Please click here to register for this event

April 21-22: South Carolina Supreme Court

April 28: Sixteenth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards, Gunter Theatre, Peace Center. Click here to register for this event.

May 8: Graduating Scholars Luncheon

June 16-20: Advantage Scholars 2020

July 17-24: Teachers of Government. To apply, click here. Application deadline is March 20, 2020.

September 1, 8 and 15: StraightTalk



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RECENT EVENTS
 

February 7: Law & Society  

January 14, 2020: Wilkins Leadership Awards Dinner

November 12Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award

October 19, 10 amAdvance Team alumni breakfast

October 6-11White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship 2019-20

October 3Riley Institute's 20th Anniversary Celebration

September 18, 4 pmConstitution Day

August 29, Sept 5 and 12StraightTalk: Nationalist Fervor on the Rise in the U.S. and Europe. 

July 12-19: Teachers of Government (TOG) 2019 - Greenville, SC and Washington, DC.
 

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

 

 

SPOTLIGHT




READ ABOUT THE RILEY INSTITUTE'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!


 

Angela Maria Kelley
 

Public Address: “Immigration Policy and Politics in 2020: Separating Fact from Fiction
Watkins Room, Trone Student Center, Furman University
7 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Parking is available in the Trone Center parking lot or the chapel lots. If you park in the chapel lot, walk past the fountains toward the library and veer left around the library. You’ll see Trone Student Center immediately in front of you.

The issue of both legal and illegal immigration promises to remain a major focus of the 2020 presidential election. In recent years, Congress and Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump have been unable to enact meaningful legislation to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants to the country or develop a plan for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. However, the Trump administration has taken controversial steps to reduce the numbers of legal immigrants, undocumented immigrants, and asylum seekers coming to America. In addition, this past November, the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding whether the Trump administration can shut down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows certain young undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. and work legally, but does not provide them a path to citizenship. 

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