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Influential Speaker, Worldly Scholar, Life-long Leaner

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 Ben Dunlap Biography

Benjamin Bernard Dunlap, 10th President of Wofford College, was born in Columbia, S.C. After graduating summa cum laude from 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 Ph.D. in English Language and Literature in 1967. From that year until 1993, he 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 universitys 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 10th president of Wofford College, a small Liberal Arts institution in South Carolina. This year he announced he will step down as the Woffords President as he told the college's board of trustees he intends to take a year-long sabbatical after leaving the post and then return to the college as a professor. He also wants to continue other higher education commitments.

Dunlaps academic fields include literature, intellectual history, Asian studies, film history and criticism, fiction writing, and the arts. On those subjects and others, especially leadership and higher education, he has lectured and spoken widely in this country and abroad including an appearance as one of Fifty Remarkable People at the 2007 TED Conference in Monterey. A frequent moderator for the Aspen Institutes Executive and C.E.O. Seminars as well as its Henry Crown Fellowship and such affiliated programs as the Executive Seminar Asia, the Faculty Seminars at Wye, the Aspen-Rodel Fellowship, the Africa Leadership Initiative, the Central European Leadership Initiative, and the Liberty Fellowship of South Carolina, he has also designed and moderated seminars in Europe, Africa, and the United States for corporate clients as varied as the Netflix Corporation, Young & Rubicam, the Waters Global Forum, the Nova Chemical Corporation, and the Arab Banking Corporation.

Dunlaps many publications include poems, essays, anthologies, guides, and opera libretti as well as two novels in manuscript, Famous Dogs of the Civil War and Sunshine: The Autobiography of a Genius. As a writer-producer and on-camera talent for public television, he has been a major contributor to more than 200 programs, for which he has won numerous national and international awards, and, for four and a half years in the 1970s and 80s, he performed as soloist and principal dancer for the Columbia City Ballet.

Since 1963, he has been married to Anne Boyd Dunlap. They have three grown children. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by his alma mater, Sewanee: The University of the South.

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Ben Dunlap

Influential Speaker, Worldly Scholar, Life-long Leaner

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Ben Dunlap Biography

Benjamin Bernard Dunlap, 10th President of Wofford College, was born in Columbia, S.C. After graduating summa cum laude from 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 Ph.D. in English Language and Literature in 1967. From that year until 1993, he 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 universitys 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 10th president of Wofford College, a small Liberal Arts institution in South Carolina. This year he announced he will step down as the Woffords President as he told the college's board of trustees he intends to take a year-long sabbatical after leaving the post and then return to the college as a professor. He also wants to continue other higher education commitments.

Dunlaps academic fields include literature, intellectual history, Asian studies, film history and criticism, fiction writing, and the arts. On those subjects and others, especially leadership and higher education, he has lectured and spoken widely in this country and abroad including an appearance as one of Fifty Remarkable People at the 2007 TED Conference in Monterey. A frequent moderator for the Aspen Institutes Executive and C.E.O. Seminars as well as its Henry Crown Fellowship and such affiliated programs as the Executive Seminar Asia, the Faculty Seminars at Wye, the Aspen-Rodel Fellowship, the Africa Leadership Initiative, the Central European Leadership Initiative, and the Liberty Fellowship of South Carolina, he has also designed and moderated seminars in Europe, Africa, and the United States for corporate clients as varied as the Netflix Corporation, Young & Rubicam, the Waters Global Forum, the Nova Chemical Corporation, and the Arab Banking Corporation.

Dunlaps many publications include poems, essays, anthologies, guides, and opera libretti as well as two novels in manuscript, Famous Dogs of the Civil War and Sunshine: The Autobiography of a Genius. As a writer-producer and on-camera talent for public television, he has been a major contributor to more than 200 programs, for which he has won numerous national and international awards, and, for four and a half years in the 1970s and 80s, he performed as soloist and principal dancer for the Columbia City Ballet.

Since 1963, he has been married to Anne Boyd Dunlap. They have three grown children. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by his alma mater, Sewanee: The University of the South.

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    http://www.ted.com Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about...

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  • How much does it cost to book Ben Dunlap?

    Booking fees for Ben Dunlap, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ben Dunlap, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ben Dunlap?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ben Dunlap for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ben Dunlap for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ben Dunlap or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ben Dunlap or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ben Dunlap is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ben Dunlap for your event is available upon request. Ben Dunlap generally travels from Spartanburg, SC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Benjamin Zander, Geoffrey Canada, Carvens Lissaint, Salman (Sal) Khan and Jason Dorsey. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ben Dunlap for an upcoming event.

Ben Dunlap Speaker Videos

  • Ben Dunlap talks about a passionate life - YouTube
    May 13, 2012 ... Ben Dunlap talks about a passionate life. peterroebel. Loading... Unsubscribe from peterroebel? Cancel Unsubscribe. Working.
    Ben Dunlap: The life-long learner
    http://www.ted.com Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning. TEDTalks...

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