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Fellows in Residence

2005: Anthony Barash

Fellows In Residence

Anthony H. Barash
Scholar in Residence
Democracy and the Rule of Law in Developing Nations Seminar

The Riley Institute at Furman announced Mr. Tony Barash as the first Riley Scholar in Residence.  He held a seminar on Democracy and the Rule of Law in Developing Nations from March 8 - May 3, 2005.  Barash has had a distinguished legal career, serving as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel of Bowater Inc. In May 2003, Barash became the American Bar Association/Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (ABA/CEELI) Officer in Uzbekistan. For a year and a half he worked to develop the Uzbeki legal and judicial systems in addition to those of other Central Asian States.

2004: Andrés Irlando

Fellows in Residence

Andrés F. Irlando, Esq. 
President, Cesar E. Chavez Foundation 

Andrés Irlando became President of the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization established by the family of the late civil rights leader and American icon, in November 2000. The Foundation’s mission is to preserve, promote, and apply the legacy and universal values of Cesar Chavez through contemporary programming based on his vision for a better world.

2004: Anthony Barash

Fellows in Residence

Anthony H. Barash
American Bar Association/Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (ABA/CEELI) Officer

Tony Barash, after years as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel of Bowater Incorporated, became the American Bar Association/Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (ABA/CEELI) Officer in Uzbekistan in May 2003. He led ABA/CEELI's judicial reform project in Uzbekistan. For a year and a half he worked to develop the Uzbeki legal and judicial systems in addition to those of other Central Asian States. The program offered training, workshops and seminars attended by over 90% of Uzbekistan's 870 active judges, and published a resource book of ethics materials which has been distributed to most of the country's judges.

2004: George Folsom

Fellows in Residence

Dr. George Folsom (center)
President and CEO of the International Republican Institute (IRI)

George A. Folsom, President and CEO of the International Republican Institute (IRI), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing democracy worldwide, spoke at Furman University about "The Challenge of Implementing the Forward Strategy for Freedom in Iraq" on  April 29, 2004 in the Watkins Room at Furman University.

China's Global Rise Series Spring 2004

Fellows in Residence

James R. Lilley
Ambassador in Residence
former U.S. Ambassador to China and Korea
April 13 - 14, 2005

The five part China's Global Rise Series began April 13 – 14, 2004, with two public addresses by the Riley Institute’s Ambassador-in-Residence James Lilley. Lilley, U.S. Ambassador to China and Korea under the George H. Bush administration, shared a wealth of personal experience in his lectures, "Dealing with the North Koreans: An Inside View" and "US China Relations at the Dawn of the 21st Century." 

2004: Jim Micali

Fellows in Residence

Jim Micali
Chairman and President of
Michelin North America, Inc
Distinguished Senior Fellow

Jim Micali, chairman and president of Michelin North America, Inc., was named a Senior Fellow on February 11, 2004 with the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership at Furman University.

2004: Merle Black

Fellows in Residence

Professor Merle Black
Emory University

Nationally known expert on Southern Politics, Merle Black, of Emory University was at Furman January 28-30, 2004 during "debate week" as a Riley Institute Fellow in Residence.  He delivered a lecture, "The Rise of Republicanism in the South," on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 in Hartness Pavilion on Furman's campus.  His second lecture, "The Democratic Party in the South," was held on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 in downtown Greenville at the East Court Grill.

2003: Stevenson McIlvaine

Fellows in Residence

Stevenson McIlvaine
Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence
former Foreign Service officer

McIlvaine is a former Foreign Service officer with more than 20 years of experience in Africa.  He visited the Furman campus from November 10-14, 2003.  On Wednesday, November 12th at 8 pm, he delivered an address,  "U.S. Foreign Policy at the Brink: Should the U.S. Intervene?" in Hartness Pavilion.  Also, while on campus, he discussed and advised many students about careers in the Foreign Service. 

2003: Mutahi Kagwe

Fellows in Residence

Mutahi Kagwe
member of the Kenyan Parliament 

The Honorable Mutahi Kagwe was a member of the Kenyan Parliament and was in residence at Furman from September 21-26, 2003. Bwana Kagwe's visit to the United States was made possible by the Department of State and was focused, among other things, on gathering information on how the American budget process works at the local, state and national levels.

2003: David Shipler

Fellows in Residence

David Shipler
Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and
Former Foreign Correspondent of The New York Times

David Shipler visited Furman's campus from March 23-28, 2003 as a Riley Institute Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence. On Wednesday, March 26th, Shipler delivered an address, "Beyond Civil Rights: Hidden Stereotyping by Blacks and Whites," in Hartness Pavilion.