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Fellows in Residence

2009: Thomas Boyatt

Woodrow Wilson Fellows In Residence

Thomas Boyatt
former ambassador to Burkina Faso and Colombia
Foreign Affairs Council CEO
February 2 – 6, 2009

As a career foreign service officer and a survivor of and hostage negotiator during the 1969 hijacking attempt by Palestinian guerrillas, Ambassador Thomas Boyatt had vast experiences to share with Furman’s community. His lifelong commitment to diplomacy was evident as he reminded students and community that a small investment in peace-making can prevent a huge loss in war.

2008: Marshall Goldman

Fellows in Residence 

Marshall Goldman, Ph.D.
Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professors of Russian Economics, Wellesley College and Senior Scholar at Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
November 19, 2008 

Marshall I. Goldman delivered a public address,  "Petrostate: Putin, Power, and the New Russia" on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 in Shaw Hall, Melvin and Dollie Younts Conference Center, Furman University.  Goldman is Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Russian Economics (Emeritus) at Wellesley College. An expert on the Russian economy and the economics of high technology, he joined the Wellesley faculty in 1958. In 1998, the Wellesley College Alumnae Association awarded him its first Faculty Service Award. He is currently Senior Scholar at the Davis Center for Russian Studies and Eurasian Affairs at Harvard University after having served as Associate Director from 1975 to 2006.

2008: Eibhlin Byrne

Fellows in Residence

The Right Honorable Eibhlin Byrne
The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland
September 17, 2008

Byrne was elected the 339th Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland, in June 2008. A member of the Fianna Fáil Republican party, she is the sixth woman to hold this title. As Lord Mayor, she sees her position as “about more than just politics.” Her goal is to unify the various interests in Dublin: the city’s objectives of being a knowledge city and an innovative and creative city, the city’s desire to promote enterprise that can compete in the global economy, and the citizens’ need for their voices to be heard, particularly those who are homeless, abused, or neglected.

2008: Peter Beattie

Fellows In Residence

The Right Honorable Peter Beattie
Trade Commissioner to the Americas
and Former Premier of Queensland, Australia
April 23, 2008

Beattie originally a small-town country boy, is a name few in Australia do not recognize. After joining the Australian Labor Party (ALP) in 1974, Beattie played a major role with the late Dr. Denis Murphy in reforming the party's Queensland branch before being elected State Secretary in 1981. In 1989, he was elected to Parliament as the Member for Brisbane Central and in July 1995, he served as Health Minister before becoming Opposition Leader in 1996. Beattie was Queensland's Premier from 1998 - 2007, and is currently the Trade Commissioner to the Americas.

2007: Marjorie Margolies

Fellows in Residence

Marjorie Margolies
Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence
Chair of the Women’s Campaign International
October 24, 2007

Marjorie Margolies chairs Women’s Campaign International, a group that provides grassroots political training to women around the world. The recipient of numerous awards for her broadcast journalism, including five Emmys, Margolies was a correspondent to The Today Show, Sunday Today, A Closer Look, CNBC, and Real Life with Jane Pauley. She also served as a journalist with NBC’s stations in New York and Washington, D.C. for 20 years.

2007: Ken Menkhaus

Fellows in Residence

Ken Menkhaus, Ph.D
Professor of Political Science at Davidson College
September 24, 2007

Dr. Ken Menkhaus delivered a public address, "Crisis and Conflict in the Horn of Africa: Implications for the United States" on Monday, September 24, 2007 in Hartness Pavilion, Furman University.  Menkhaus  is a professor of political science at Davidson College. Menkhaus received his Ph.D. in International Studies at the University of South Carolina in 1989. Prior to assuming his post at Davidson College, he taught for two years at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

2007: Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz

Fellows In Residence

Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz
Head-of-Government in Residence
Former Prime Minister of Poland
March 27, 2007

Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz delivered a public address, " Entering a Uniting Europe: The Polish Experience" on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Furman University.  Cimoszewicz served as the Prime Minister of Poland (1996-1997), the Foreign Minister of Poland in the governments of Leszek Miller (2001-2004), Marek Belka (2004-2005) and the speaker of the Sejm (lower chamber of the Polish parliament in 2005). Cimoszewicz has been a member of Parliament since 1989. The Prime Minister's address was attended by a crowd of over 300 students and members of the community.

2006: William Wilkins

Fellows in Residence

The Honorable William W. Wilkins
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
October 11, 2006

The Riley Institute at Furman hosted The Honorable William W. Wilkins, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday, October 11, 2006.  Judge Wilkins delivered an address on the “Legal, Political and Social Implications of the Death Penalty” on Furman's campus in the Younts Conference Center. Over 300 students and members of the community attended this event.

2006: Richard Norton

Fellows in Residence

Dr. Augustus Richard Norton
Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence
Professor of International Relations and Cultural Anthropology
at Boston University
March 21, 2006

Professor Norton is a professor of International Relations and Cultural Anthropology at Boston University and is an internationally-known expert in the politics, cultures, and religions of the Middle East. He is a frequent analyst for CNN and other news networks, and is widely quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and newspapers around the globe. His current research centers on reform strategies of authoritarian regimes in the Middle East and the renewal of reformist Muslim thought.

2005: Peter Parussini

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Peter Parussini
Visiting professor at George Washington University’s School of Business

Peter Parussini has been involved in New Zealand’s communications industry for more than twenty years. He started his career as a journalist and worked for more than a decade in the industry, primarily with Wellington’s daily circulation broadsheet newspaperThe Evening Post and the New Zealand Press Association. In his time as a journalist he covered major international sporting events at home and abroad, and finished his career as a political reporter in the New Zealand Parliamentary Press Gallery.