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2018-19


Anthony Ray Hinton and Jonathan Kubakundimana ('16)

The Riley Institute Distinguished Speakers and Panelists 2018-19

  • Gigi Antoni, The Wallace Foundation
  • Whit Ayres, founder and president, North Star Opinion Research
  • Basil Bacall, founder and CEO of Elite Hospitality Group
  • Justin Bamberg, S.C. House of Representatives; attorney, Bamberg, LLC
  • Joseph Blocher, Lanty L. Smith ’67 professor of law, Duke Law School
  • Patrick Charles, senior historian, United States Special Operations Command
  • Erik Ching, professor of history, Furman University
  • Neal Collins, S.C. House of Representatives
  • Saul Cornell, Paul and Diane Guenther chair in American history, Fordham University
  • Teresa Cosby, associate professor of politics and international affairs, Furman University
  • Shaniece Criss, assistant professor of health science, Furman University
  • Wes Dripps, director of Shi Center, Furman University
  • C. Austin Elliott, attorney, Kulp Law Firm
  • Carmela Epright, professor of philosophy, Furman University
  • David Fleming, associate professor of politics and international affairs, Furman University
  • Debra Gammons, president-elect, Charleston County Bar Association; distinguished visiting professor, Charleston School of Law
  • Erin Hahn, associate professor of psychology, Furman University
  • Stephen Halbrook, senior fellow, Independent Institute
  • Glen Halva-Neubauer, Dana professor of politics and international affairs, Furman University
  • Peter Hart, founder, Hart Research
  • Scott Henderson, professor of education and director of program development and evaluation, Furman University
  • Anthony Herrera, executive director for innovation and entrepreneurship, Furman University
  • Anthony Ray Hinton, community educator, Equal Justice Initiative
  • David Kopel, professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law; associate policy analyst, Cato Institute
  • Jonathan Kubakundimana, program manager, Equal Justice Initiative
  • Steve Legomsky, John S. Lehman University Professor Emeritus, Washington University School of Law in St. Louis
  • Camille Lewis, lecturer in communication studies, Furman University
  • Jay Lucas, speaker, S.C. House of Representatives
  • Deborah Malac, U.S. ambassador to Uganda
  • Akan Malici, professor of politics and international affairs, Furman University
  • Garry McFadden, sheriff, Mecklenburg County, N.C.
  • William Merkel, associate professor, Charleston School of Law
  • Darrell A. H. Miller, Melvin G. Shimm professor of law, Duke Law School
  • Beth Niblock, chief information officer, city of Detroit
  • Ken Peterson, dean of faculty and John D. Hollingsworth Jr. professor of economics, Furman University
  • Beth Pontari, associate provost for engaged learning and professor of psychology, Furman University
  • Glenis Redmond, poet in residence, the Peace Center
  • Dick Riley, former U.S. secretary of education and governor of S.C.
  • Jen Rinehart, the Afterschool Alliance
  • Torrence Robinson, vice president, Fluor
  • Adam Samaha, Inez Milholland professor of civil liberties, New York University School of Law
  • Miler Shealy Jr., professor, Charleston School of Law
  • Adam Skaggs, chief counsel, Giffords Law Center
  • Julie Smithwick, founder and executive director of PASOs
  • Eric Spitler, special advisor to the CEO, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Allyson Haynes Stuart, co-director of academic success and professor, Charleston School of Law
  • Jessica Taylor, political reporter, National Public Radio
  • Jason Terrell, co-founder and executive director, Profound Gentleman
  • Diane Vecchio, professor of history, Furman University
  • Danielle Vinson, professor of politics and international affairs, Furman University
  • David Wilkins, former speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives and ambassador to Canada
  • Mike Winiski, executive director, Community-Engaged Learning, Furman University