The Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics, and Public Leadership
Friday - September 28, 2012
About This Show
The Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics, and Public Leadership, named for former Governor of South Carolina and United States Secretary of Education Richard Riley, is a multi-faceted, non-partisan institute affiliated with the Department of Political Science at Furman University. The Institute is unique in the United States in the emphasis it places on engaging students in the various arenas of politics, public policy, and public leadership.
Since its inauguration in 1999, the Riley Institute has developed a broad array of programs, symposia, and conferences designed to promote discussion and analysis of the dynamics of important public policy issues ranging from social security to national security policy. Among the most important programs of The Riley Institute are those created to promote civic participation, responsibility, and public leadership: Our Teachers of Government and Emerging Public Leaders programs, the Wilkins Excellence in Legislative Leadership program, the Law and Society Series, and the award winning Riley Diversity Leaders Initiative.
Joining Dr. Edgar to talk about the Riley Institute and its programs are Richard W. Riley and the Institute's Executive Director, Donald L. Gordon.