Bringing prominent thinkers and leaders to campus to involve students and the community in dialogue around critical emerging issues, the Fellows in Residence program showcases the Institute’s deep commitment to Furman’s engaged learning approach. Fellows in Residence teach classes, give public addresses, meet with students individually or in groups, meet with citizens in the Greenville area and around the state and generally share their knowledge and experiences with the academic community and the public.

Riley Institute Fellows in Residence have included:

Prime Ministers

Kim Campbell, Canada
Wlodzemierz Cimoszewicz, Poland

United States Ambassadors

Derek Sherer, Finland
Thomas Boyatt, Burkina Faso and Colombia
James Lilley, China
Phil Lader, United Kingdom
Madeleine Kunin, Switzerland


Madeleine Kunin, Vermont
Christine Todd Whitman, New Jersey
John Baldacci, Maine


Max Heller; Greenville, SC
Deedee Corradina; Salt Lake City, UT
Glenda Hood; Orlando, FL
Eibhlin Byrne; Dublin, Ireland

Plus, a variety of journalists, academicians, community activities, and political experts from around the world.