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American Politics and Policy

2021: Derek Black

Insurrection at the Capitol: Insights from a Former White Nationalist  

6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 2    CLP
Via Zoom webinar — to register, click here.

American Politics and Policy

American Politics and Policy

Bringing people together around policy issues is a core value of the The Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics, and Public Leadership. Of concern to all Americans are topics such as education, the environment, national security, social security, health, and money and politics.

2020: Ezra Klein

American Politics and Policy 

Due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, Ezra Klein’s team has cancelled his scheduled April 14 appearance at Furman University. All efforts are being made to reschedule Mr. Klein’s appearance for the 2020-2021 academic year.

2020: South Carolina Supreme Court

Following the recommendations of public health experts, the South Carolina Supreme Court at Furman scheduled for April 21 & 22 has been postponed until the 2020-2021 academic year.

2020: Angela Maria Kelley

Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence

Angela Maria Kelley

Public Address: Immigration Policy and Politics in 2020: Separating Fact from Fiction
7 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Watkins Room, Trone Student Center, Furman University

Angela Maria Kelley was on Furman's campus February 24 - 27, 2020.

2019: Ray Hinton

American Politics and Policy 

The Sun Does Shine:
How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

Anthony Ray Hinton  Exonerated after 30 years on death row
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7 – 8:30 p.m.
McAlister Auditorium, Furman University

Presented by the Riley Institute Advance Team

2015: Chuck Rosenberg

American Politics and Policy

Chuck Rosenberg
Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration

Public Address: "Battling ISIS and al Qaeda abroad and Heroin Addiction at home"
Watkins Room, Trone Student Center, Furman University
7:30 p.m., September 28, 2015

2014: Gubernatorial Debate

Gubernatorial Debate at Furman

McAlister Auditorium
October 21, 2014

The debate, which was broadcast live statewide, focused on education and health care. All five gubernatorial hopefuls participated: Republican incumbent Gov. Nikki Haley, Democrat Vincent Sheheen, Independent Tom Ervin, Libertarian Steve French and United Citizens Party candidate Morgan Bruce Reeves.

2014: President Bill Clinton

The Riley Institute at Furman 
An Evening with President Bill Clinton

Peace Center for the Performing Arts
7 pm, April 8, 2014

To read about this event, click here

Anton Gunn

American Politics and Policy

Anton Gunn
Regional Director of the Office of Intergovernmental External Affairs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Public Address: “Healthcare Reform and What it Means for Us”
Watkins Room, Furman University
January 17, 2012, 7 pm