In this TED talk, Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian man he met at Wofford College. In telling Teszler's dramatic life story, which arcs from the Holocaust to the American Deep South of the 1950s, Dunlap shares some deep and, ultimately, moving lessons about justice -- and the power of lifelong learning. Ben Dunlap is a true polymath, whose talents span poetry, opera, ballet, literature and administration and is currently the president of South Carolina�s Wofford College.


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  • Bindi Gandhi

    Bernie Dunlap is an absolutely amazing person; at Wofford he was my mentor and good friend. I am a better person because our lives crossed more than ten years ago.

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  • Dunlap spent his 40's dancing for a ballet company, lived for years in Indonesia and produced a 19-part series for PBS, among other adventures. Read more about Ben's life story.
  • With free online courses, like ones offered by MIT, you never have to stop learning.
  • Learn about the people around you -- your parents, grandparents, neighbors, mailman, grocers -- anyone! You never know when you will hear a truly moving life story.

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