d’Alzon Lecture – 2011

The Ecumenical Institute Presents:
The Emmanuel d’Alzon Lecture

Josiah Bunting III

President, Lehrman American Studies Center, Inter Collegiate Studies Institute,
& The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, New York City

“Liberal Education for Our Times”

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Salon / La Maison Française
Josiah Bunting III

Josiah Bunting III


Josiah Bunting III, who is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute and a Vietnam War veteran, attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and Columbia University as a John Burgess Fellow. A sought-­‐after lecturer, he holds honorary degrees from several colleges. He previously served as president of Briarcliff College and Hampden-­‐Sydney College. He also was superintendent of Virginia Military Institute for eight years during the school’s transition to coeducation. His publications include Ulysses S. Grant, which was part of Arthur Schlesinger’s American Presidents series; All Loves Excelling, a novel set at a boarding school; The Lionheads, which was selected as one of the “Ten Best Novels of 1973” by Time Magazine; and An Education for Our Time.