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June 17 - 22: Emerging Public Leaders 2018-19

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: Who Gets to be American? Immigration and the Fight for America’s Future.

October 7 - 13White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship conference

October 30Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award

January 8, 2018: Wilkins Awards Dinner




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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

May 24: Diversity 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





Emerging Public Leaders Class of 2018-19
June 17 - 22, 2018

The Riley Institute at Furman will welcome the 2018-19 Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) to Furman's campus June 17 - 22, 2018 for a week filled with activities and opportunities to learn about public leadership. This year's participants come from various high schools throughout South Carolina.

Welcome the 2018-19 student participants:

Bayan Abunijem, Greenville Tech Charter High School, Greenville, SC
Reilly Arford, Ridge View High School, Columbia, SC
Madison Brawley, Strom Thurmond High School, Johnston, SC
Claire Derakhshan, West Florence High School, Florence, SC
Olivia Dozier, Dreher High School, Columbia, SC
Lauren Garrison, River Bluff High School, Lexington, SC
Lillian Holland, Porter-Gaud School, Charleston, SC
Andrea Kimpson, Richland Northeast High School, Columbia, SC
Arnav Lal, Home School, Greer, SC
Henry Lear, Southside High School, Greenville, SC
Elliot Marron, Greenville High School, Greenville, SC
Blanton Newman, J.L. Mann High School, Greenville, SC
Olivia Reichenbach, Hilton Head Christian Academy, Hilton Head, SC
Lily Rowan, Myrtle Beach High School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Cate Tedford, Nation Ford High School, Fort Mill, SC
Mae Webster, Spartanburg Day School, Spartanburg, SC

For more information about the Emerging Public Leaders Program, click here.

Advantage Scholars Class 2018-19
June 17-21, 2018

Advantage Scholars is the Riley Institute’s annual 4-day residential summer program for incoming Furman Freshmen who are recipients of the Duke, Hollingsworth, Lay and Townes scholarships. It provides an opportunity for these scholars to start building their Furman family before their first day of class. Aligned with the Furman Advantage’s goal of producing educated and thoughtful leaders who have broad-based knowledge…to address real issues, Advantage Scholars brings scholars together to discuss real-world issues, explore campus and the community, and connect socially. This unique opportunity for incoming Freshmen scholarship recipients to broaden and deepen their understanding of community and of complex issues will give them foundational tools for leadership during their Furman career and beyond.

For more information, click here.