SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will speak at noon Friday, Nov. 20, at Wofford College as part of the Commander-in-Chief Presidential Forum series. The event will be held in Benjamin Johnson Arena on the college’s campus.

The Commander-in-Chief Presidential Forum series is part of the Hipp Lecture Series on International Affairs and National Security.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and are available on a first-come basis.

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This Commander-in-Chief Presidential Forum will be moderated by Van Hipp, 1982 Wofford graduate and chairman of American Defense International Inc. in Washington, D.C. Hipp is the sponsor of the Hipp Lecture Series.

Dr. Ben Carson, another Republican presidential candidate, will be at Wofford at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Benjamin Johnson Arena as part of the forum series. For tickets to that event, co-sponsored by the S.C. Republican Party, go to:

All major presidential candidates have been invited to participate in the Commander-in-Chief Presidential Forum series. The Hipp Lecture Series brought the 2011 Republican Presidential Candidates Debate presented by CBS to Wofford’s campus.

“We are pleased to have Donald Trump as the second presidential candidate to come to Wofford as part of our Commander-in-Chief Presidential Forum series, designed to focus on issues of national security and foreign policy,” Hipp says. “We look forward to hearing what he has to say, and we anticipate having other presidential candidates come to campus as part of this important series.”

Founded in 2011, the Hipp Lecture Series on International Affairs and National Security is designed to create signature events at Wofford. The goal of these events is to capture the attention of students and the public, and draw them into important conversations on applying American leadership and ideals to the challenges of international affairs past, present and future.

Hipp recently released his latest book, “The New Terrorism: How to Fight It and Defeat It.”

Hipp has been immersed in defense and security matters since 1990 when he was appointed deputy assistant secretary of the Army for reserve forces and mobilization. He was named by then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney to be the principal deputy general counsel of the Navy. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Hipp served on active duty in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Restore Democracy. He is a frequent writer and speaker on defense and international policy issues.