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National Conferences

2005: Health Policy in the U.S.

Joseph J. Fins, M.D., F.A.C.P.

National Conferences

Health Policy in the United States
April 18-20, 2005

The third annual national conference, "Health Policy in the United States," addressed the challenges that America continues to face on how best to provide adequate, cost-effective health care to the greatest number of people. The Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership convened a group of health policy experts from around the country to consider the various dimensions of this question, from prenatal care to end-of-life concerns.

China's Global Rise Series Fall 2004

China: A Series on the World's Next Great Power

"China's Global Rise: The Chinese Economy and the United States"

Part Two of a Five Part series
A Two Day Conference
Held at Furman University and the Westin Poinsett, Greenville SC
October 25-26, 2004

China's rise to a global economic power has raised many vital questions for analysts, policymakers, and the international business community. What does the rise of China, the world's next super power, mean for America? Will China's accession into the World Trade Organization promote social and political change within the world's largest nation? Will China play by WTO rules, and what will the impact be on American business interests? This National Conference brought together prominent speakers from within the US government, academia, and media to join their counterparts from China to discuss these issues and more.

National Conference 2003

National Conferences

Women and Politics Series: Transforming Public Leadership
Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Senator from New York
October 6-7, 2003

The second national conference, "Women and Politics: Transforming Public Leadership," designed to assess changes in the trajectory and scope of women's political involvement in South Carolina and the United States over the past three decades, took place in downtown Greenville as well as on Furman's campus.  For the program schedule and participants' biographies, click here.

2002: Madeleine Albright

First Annual National Conference

National Security in America
March 20-21, 2002

The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright, former Secretary of State
Women and Politics Series
March 20, 2002

Madeleine Albright served as the Secretary of State during the Clinton administration. She was the first woman Secretary of State and the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. Accomplishments during her tenure included the expansion and modernization of NATO; the reduction of nuclear dangers from Russia and North Korea; and the expansion of democracy in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.  She delivered an address, National Security in a New Age: "The Tools of Diplomacy" on March 20, 2002.

2002: National Security in a New Age

First Annual National Conference

National Security in America
March 20-21, 2002