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May 24: Diversity Awards Dinenr

June 17 - 22: Emerging Public Leaders 2018-19. To apply, click here

June 17 - 21: Advantage Scholars Program for incoming Duke, Hollingsworth, Lay and Townes scholars

July 14 - 20: Teachers of Government program

August 30, September 6, 13: Summer Series with OLLI

October 30Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award

January 8, 2018: Wilkins Awards Dinner




Catch up on DLI alums’ professional achievements and honors, and get community action project updates! Click on the image.



August 24, 31 and September 7Summer Series 2017

September 18Henry Louis Gates, Jr., video of the event is available.

October 8 - 13: White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship

October 24: Seventh Annual Dick & Tunky Riley What WorksSC Award for Excellence

November 8 - 9National Conference on Climate Change

November 5 - 11APEC Conference, Da Nang, Vietnam. The students will be posting to a blog throughout their travel. To view their blog, click here.

January 9, 2018The 2018 David H. Wilkins Legislative Award Dinner, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.    

February 9Law & Society Symposium

March 22: Roberta Metsola

March 28: Jeffrey Ball, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow

April 28Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) 2017-18 Presentations

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






Fourteenth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

TD Convention Center, Greenville, SC
Thursday, May 24, 2018

This year's speaker is Juan Johnson, President of Diversity Leadership in Action and Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Riley Institute.

Nominations are now closed for the fourteenth annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner, which will be held on May 24th at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.

Hosted by the Greenville Chamber and the Riley Institute at Furman in partnership with Upstate Chambers, this annual event honors individuals, schools, and organizations who exhibit leadership in promoting diversity in the Upstate.

Awards are presented in the following six categories: Individual, High School Student, College Student, Business, Nonprofit, International, and K-12 school (separate application form). To view a list of past winners, please click here.

For more information about this program, click here.