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Monday, October 1, Session 3: Summer Series with OLLI: Who Gets to be American? Immigration and the Fight for America’s Future.

October 7 - 12White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship conference

October 30Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award

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September 18Constitution Day

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The Changing Face of America: Impact on the 2018 Election and Beyond

Session 3 of Who Gets to be American? Immigration and the Fight for America’s Future

Monday, October 1, 2018

Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Presented in partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Furman

Despite recent changes in immigration policy, demographics in America are changing, and continued change is inevitable. What can we expect politically in the coming decades as America becomes a majority-minority country? How will this shift impact who runs for and who wins public office in America?
Join us October 1 as we hear first from Whit Ayres (bio), a leading Republican pollster, and then from Peter Hart (bio), a leading Democratic pollster. Furman professor of political science Dr. Danielle Vinson will then moderate a conversation with Whit, Peter, and NPR’s Jessica Taylor (bio). Former U.S. Secretary of Education and two-term Governor of South Carolina Dick Riley will offer closing remarks.
Note: This is a rescheduling of our September 13 event. If you have a paid reservation, we will keep you on our list and look forward to seeing you on Oct. 1. If you are unable to attend on Oct. 1, and you would like to request a refund, please email or call 294-2998.

 Who Gets to be American?

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Eighth Annual Dick & Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence

A celebration of what works in education

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
12:30 - 2 p.m.

Eventbrite - WhatWorksSC Award Celebration

On October 30, 2018, Furman University’s Riley Institute and South Carolina Future Minds will host a celebration of what works in public education. Three finalists for the annual WhatWorksSC award were selected from Riley’s WhatWorks Clearinghouse through a rigorous scoring process and were honored at the event. Former two-term Governor of South Carolina and United States Secretary of Education Dick Riley will name this year’s winner at the event. The award is named for Secretary Riley and his late wife, Ann “Tunky” Riley, a dedicated teacher and passionate advocate for quality public education.  

2018 WhatWorksSC Award Finalists

Three 2018 award finalists will be announced in September 2018. Check back for more details!

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