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Distinguished Visitors

Twenty years of hosting distinguished visiting fellows and offering symposia and conferences featuring internationally recognized leaders has established the Riley Institute as a thought leader both within and outside the Furman community. Prominent speakers, including former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Christine Todd Whitman, Judy Woodruff, Newt Gingrich, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Tom Brokaw, Stapleton Roy, Mike McConnell, Howard Baker, Paul Roberts, Wang Dan, and Marian Wright Edelman bring a nonpartisan lens to important discussions around a broad spectrum of critical emerging issues.