Riley Events

Greenville: Revitalized or Gentrified? A Conversation about Prosperity and Disparity

Younts Conference Center, Furman Univresity 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, South Carolina

CLP | 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center Presented by the Riley Institute Advance Team Over the past decade, Greenville has become a hub of growth with a vibrant food scene, an innovative business sector, and an expanding housing market. As Greenville has continued to grow, however, so has gentrification. […]

Katharine Hayhoe

Watkins Room, Trone Student Center 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC

Katharine Hayhoe, chief climate scientist for the World Evangelical Alliance and The Nature Conservancy, will speak on how climate action connects to our values. Climate change has become one of the most politically polarized topics in the entire country. Today, the extent to which we agree with the simple facts that climate is changing, humans […]

StraightTalk 2023 | Session II: Free and Fair Elections: Protecting the Cornerstone of Democracy

McAlister Auditorium, Furman University 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, South Carolina

Is pending legislation in many states making elections more secure and more fair or not? How do we restore public trust in election integrity and outcomes? Join us for the second of three engaging and enlightening sessions where we examine trends that brought us to this point, the unvarnished truth of the threat to our […]

$10 – $35

StraightTalk 2023 | Session III: Defending and Reforming Democracy in America

McAlister Auditorium, Furman University 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, South Carolina

We have daunting challenges to overcome as we seek to strengthen our democracy and we have no guarantee that our democracy will survive. What does democracy mean to Americans, and what can be done to create a better, fuller democracy that works for everyone? Join us for the last of three engaging and enlightening sessions […]

$10 – $35

China’s Global Rise: Managing U.S.-China Relations in a New Era

United States-China relations are more strained today than they have been in half a century. Both government and popular mistrust is high on both sides, exacerbating efforts to put the relationship back on track. As communication and exchanges grind to a halt, so do hopes of mutual understanding and constructive policy responses. Yet never has […]