Richmond professor speaks on ‘Leadership and the Humanities’ at George Fox University March 9

February 28th, 2017

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Peter Iver Kaufman is expert on political cultures of late antique, medieval and early modern Europe and North Africa

NEWBERG, Ore. – George Fox University’s William Penn Honors Program invites the public to a free lecture, “Leadership and the Humanities,” presented by University of Richmond professor Peter Iver Kaufman on Thursday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 105 of the school’s Hoover Academic Building.

Kaufman, the George Matthews & Virginia Brinkley Modlin Chair in Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, studies the political cultures of late antique, medieval and early modern Europe and North Africa. He has written nine books, is the author of more than 40 articles on authority, religious conflict and literary history, and is editor-in-chief of Religions and editor of a series of monographs on the religion around iconic figures.

He specializes in teaching courses such as the introductory leadership studies course, Leadership and the Humanities and Justice and Civil Society, as well as advanced courses on political, cultural and religious leaders in late antiquity and early modern Europe.

Kaufman is professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he taught in the departments of history and religious studies and where, in 2003, he founded the Scholars Latino Initiative (SLI-VA). SLI now has additional chapters in Harrisonburg, Winchester and Richmond, Virginia. Kaufman is director of SLI-VA.

A reception for those interested in learning more about the William Penn Honors Program will be held immediately following the lecture. Program director Joseph Clair will be in attendance.

For more information about the lecture or the honors program, call 503-554-2152 or visit

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Jocelyn Stein
Events Coordinator, William Penn Honors Program
George Fox University

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