The Hipp Center for National Security and Foreign Policy

The Hipp Center for National Security and Foreign Policy offers exceptional experiential learning options for Wofford students through internships and other scholarly opportunities that focus on topics and events significant to the nation.

Hipp Lecture Series on International Affairs and National Security

Founded in 2011, the Hipp Lecture Series on International Affairs and National Security is designed to create signature events at Wofford College. 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. The lecture series is made possible through the generous donations of Wofford alumnus Van D. Hipp Jr. '82, who is personally involved in the selection of each speaker, along with Dr. William DeMars and his committee of faculty colleagues.

ReadyCam Studio

ReadyCam gives Wofford the ability to connect its experts with networks around the world with broadcast-quality video for live and recorded interviews.

Hipp Center Internship Program

The Hipp Center for National Security and Foreign Policy helps to connect students with a demonstrated interest in international affairs, national security and other similar topics with internship opportunities that will further their knowledge on the topic.


Hipp Center Exchange Program

More information coming soon. 


About Van D. Hipp Jr.

Van D. Hipp Jr. is the founder of the Hipp Lecture Series on International Affairs and National Security. Hipp is a former chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party and is now chairman of American Defense International Inc. in Washington, D.C. He serves on the board of directors of the American Conservative Union and on the National Capital Board of the Salvation Army. He is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army, where he oversaw the bulk of the mobilization for Operation Desert Storm. He appears regularly on major news networks, including Fox News and CNN, as an expert commentator.

For more information, contact us at hippcenter@wofford.edu or (864) 597-4199.

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