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Fellows in Residence

2009: Madeleine Kunin

Fellows in Residence

Madeleine Kunin
former Ambassador to Switzerland and Governor of Vermont
September 20 - 22, 2009

Passionate about education, the environment, and the need for more women to hold elected office, Governor Kunin inspired students, faculty, and community members during her time at Furman. Particularly in South Carolina, where female elected officials are rare, Governor Kunin’s message that more women are needed in politics was an important and timely one.

2009: Carey Cavanaugh

 Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh with the Riley Institute Advance Team

Fellows in Residence

Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh
Director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and
International Commerce at the University of Kentucky
March 23, 2009

The Riley Institute at Furman welcomed Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh, Director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce and professor of diplomacy and conflict resolution at the University of Kentucky, to campus. Ambassador Cavanaugh delivered an address, "Transforming Institutions to Meet 21st Century Diplomatic Challenges" on Monday, March 23rd in Shaw Hall, Melvin and Dollie Younts Conference Center, Furman University. This event was presented by the Riley Institute's Advance Team.

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.