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Fellows in Residence

Fellows in Residence

Fellows in Residence

Bringing prominent thinkers and leaders to campus to involve students and the community in dialogue around critical emerging issues, the Fellows in Residence program showcases the Institute's deep commitment to Furman's engaged learning approach. Fellows in Residence teach classes, give public addresses, meet with students individually or in groups, meet with citizens in the Greenville area and around the state and generally share their knowledge and experiences with the academic community and the public.

2017: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Fellow in Residence

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Black America Since MLK:
A Conversation with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center
5:30 – 7 p.m., September 18, 2017

Presented by Furman University’s Riley Institute and Department of Politics and International Affairs with support from South Carolina ETV

2016: Nick Galasso

Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence

Nick Galasso, Ph.D.

"The Wealth Gap: Why It Matters and How We Can Fix It"
Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center, Furman University
7 p.m., Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Nick Galasso, Ph.D.

2016: Deborah Malac

Fellow in Residence

U. S. Ambassador Deborah Malac
Ebola Crisis in Liberia

"If you go in, you won't come out": Leading America's Fight Against Ebola in Liberia
Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center
7 p.m., Wednesday, September 28, 2016

U.S. Ambassador to Liberia 2012-2015; U.S. Ambassador to Uganda 2015-present

2016: Peter Hart



Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence

Peter D. Hart
Leading Pollster and Public Opinion Expert
February 8 – 12, 2016

"The Mood of America 2016: The Presidential Race"
Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center, Furman University
7 p.m., Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2015: Robert Musil

Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence

Robert Musil, Ph.D.
President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council
March 22 - 27, 2015

"Hope for a Heated Planet: What Would Rachel Carson Do?" 
Watkins Room I Trone Student Center
March 25 at 7 p.m.

2015: Women in Public Media


Politics and Media

Women in Public Media
February 9 – 10, 2015

Trone Student Center, Furman University

To listen to Highlights from "Women in Public Media," click here.

2014: Andrew Michta

Fellow in Residence

Andrew Michta, Ph.D.
M. W. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College

U.S., Russia and Crisis in Ukraine: How Bad Can This Get?
Watkins Room in the Trone Student Center
Thursday, September 4, 7 p.m.

2013: Michael Lehnert

Fellow in Residence

Major General Michael Lehnert
Retired Marine CORPS Major General

"Guantanamo: When Public Policy & the Constitution Collide"
Younts Conference Center, Shaw Hall, Furman University
October 27 – November 1, 2013

2013: Robin Sanders

Fellow in Residence

Ambassador (Dr.) Robin R. Sanders
Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria,
ECOWAS, and the Republic of Congo

April 2 - 5, 2013

Robin Renee Sanders delivered her address, "Africa 2013: The Way Ahead" on April 2, 2013 in Younts Conference Center at Furman University.