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Fellows in Residence

2002: Monica Frassoni

Fellows in Residence

The Honorable Monica Frassoni
German Marshall Fund Fellow
Member, European Parliament 

Born in Veracruz, Mexico, Monica Frassoni was raised in Italy and now represents Belgium in the European Parliament. Ms. Frassoni is Co-President of the Green/ALE (European Free Alliance) Party for Europe, the fourth largest and fastest growing of European Parliament political parties. A member of Parliament since 1999 she has become one of Europe's most articulate spokespersons for human rights and the environment.

2002: John Simpkins

Fellows in Residence

John L. S. Simpkins, Esquire 
African and African-American Politics

As the Associate Director of the Riley Institute, John Simpkins is also a teacher, writer, and public servant with a strong interest in civic education and community development. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, John graduated from Lexington High School as a National Merit Scholar and a Harvard Scholar. At Harvard University, he majored in Government and focused primarily on Africa and African-American politics.

2001: Max Heller

(l-r) Tunky Riley, Secretary Riley, Trude Heller, Madeleine Albright, and Max Heller

Fellows in Residence

Max Heller
Former Mayor of Greenville, SC

Max M. Heller, the former mayor of Greenville who has played a key role in the economic development of South Carolina over the past three decades, has been named the first Richard W. Riley Institute Fellow in Residence.

2001: Gaylord Nelson

Fellows in Residence

Gaylord Nelson
Founder, Earth Day

Gaylord Nelson, former United States Senator (D-WI), became Counselor of The Wilderness Society in January 1981. Nelson served ten years in the Wisconsin Senate and was twice elected Governor of the state. In addition, in 1962 Nelson began his 18-year career in the U.S. Senate. For 40 years, Nelson has been one of the nation's foremost environmental leaders, best known as the founder of Earth Day. Nelson, while serving as Wisconsin's Governor, won approval of a one-cent-per-pack cigarette tax to finance state acquisition of one million acres of parks, wetlands and wildlife habitat. It was the first program of its kind.

2000: Derek Shearer and Ruth Goldway

Fellows in Residence

Derek Shearer
Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence
Former Ambassador to Finland

Ruth Goldway
Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence
Member, United States Postal Rate Commission

Derek Shearer visited Furman's campus from October 30 - November 2, 2000 as a Riley Institute Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence.  He delivered an address, "The Third Way: Evaluating the Clinton Administration " on Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 7:30 pm in Burgiss Theatre.  Ruth Goldway also visited Furman's campus from October 30 - November 2, 2000 as a Riley Institute Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence.  She delivered an address, "Women in Politics," on Tuesday, October 31, 2000 in Johns Hall. 

1999: Robert Rubin

(l-r) Robert Rubin, Secretary Riley, Nick Theodore and Tunky Riley

Fellows in Residence

The Honorable Robert E. Rubin
Former Secretary of the Treasury

From January 10, 1995 to July 2, 1999, Robert E. Rubin served as United States Secretary of the Treasury. Prior to this role, Rubin served in the White House as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy from January 20, 1993 to January 10, 1995. In that capacity, he directed the activities of the National Economic Council. Rubin visited Furman's campus from October 21-22, 1999 for the Riley Institute Inauguration.