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2020: Ezra Klein

American Politics and Policy 

Why We’re Polarized: A Conversation with Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein, Founder of Vox, media commentator, and author of Why We’re Polarized
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2020
McAlister Auditorium, Furman University

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

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

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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

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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.

Anton Gunn

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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 

2011: Diane Ravitch

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Diane Ravitch
Research Professor of Education at New York University