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The 2012 LARCUM Bishops’ Dialogue


COLUMBIA—The 2012 LARCUM Bishops’ Dialogue will be Sept.27 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 4201 N. Main St.

Benjamin Bernard Dunlap, Ph.D., president of Wofford College, will speak on the topic of “Our Call to Education: Being a Church that Teaches and Inspires”

Dunlap is summa cum laude graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South in 1959, he attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and Harvard University as a graduate student, receiving his doctorate in English language and literature in 1967. In his career he has held academic appointments at Harvard and the University of South Carolina, where he was awarded both the USC Teacher of the Year Award and the Russell Award for Distinguished Scholarship. During that time, he twice served as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Bangkok, Thailand, and Chiang Mai, Thailand, and was also a member of the inaugural class of U.S.-Japan Leadership Fellows in Tokyo. In 1993, he accepted an appointment at Wofford College as the Chapman Family Professor in the Humanities, a position he still holds. In 2000, he became the tenth president of Wofford.

Dunlap has lectured widely on the subject of leadership and higher education around the world, including an appearance as one of “Fifty Remarkable People” at the 2007 TED Conference in Monterey. He is a frequent moderator for the Aspen Institute’s Executive and C.E.O. seminars as well as its Henry Crown Fellowship.

The cost to attend is $15 which includes lunch. Register by Sept. 20. Make checks payable to: LARCUM 2012 and mail to: The Office of Ecumenical & Interreligious Affair c/o Melissa Walker, P O Box 2704, Irmo, SC 29063. Details: (803) 345-7407 or

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