Archives for ASI Lectures

Former U.S. attorney general discusses 9/11 during ASI lecture series

Sept. 11, 2017 | ASI | On Thursday, Sept. 7, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto M. Gonzales shared with an audience of University students, faculty, staff and guests stories about his life and time working at the White House. This presentation kicked off the American Studies Institute 2017 Distinguished Lecture Series. “Working in the White House was incredibly cool,” Gonzales said. “I have yet to
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ASI Distinguished Lecture Series kicks off with former attorney general

Aug. 17, 2017 | ASI | The 2017-18 American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series will kick off at Harding University Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium with former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Alberto Gonzales served as the 80th attorney general of the United States from 2005-07. Prior to his appointment, he held several notable positions such as general counsel to the governor of Texas, Texas secretary of state,
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ASI concludes Distinguished Lecture Series with Ruby Bridges

Feb. 3, 2017 | ASI | “Ruby, you’re going to go to a new school today — and you better behave!” On Nov. 14, 1960, a 6-year-old girl was given these very instructions. Little did she know that on that day she would change the course of history forever. Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges was welcomed to Harding University on Feb. 2, 2017, in Benson Auditorium where she shared
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Ruby Bridges to conclude ASI lecture series

Jan. 23, 2017 | ASI | The American Studies Institute will conclude its Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium with a presentation by author and civil rights activist Ruby Bridges. Bridges was one of the first black children to integrate the New Orleans public school system in 1960. She is the inspiration behind Norman Rockwell’s painting, “The Problem
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ASI presents bestselling author Eric Metaxas

Jan. 4, 2017 | ASI | Harding University’s American Studies Institute will host New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas for the third presentation of its distinguished lecture series Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Metaxas’ presentation will cover his recent book, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. Amazing Grace is the 2016-17 campus-wide Harding Read. The Harding Read program
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Michael Duffy continues ASI lecture series

Oct. 6, 2016 | ASI | The Harding University community gained a fascinating insight into the presidents club from Michael Duffy, deputy managing editor of Time magazine, on Monday, Oct. 3 in the Benson Auditorium as part of the American Studies Institute (ASI) distinguished lecture series. Duffy introduced segments from his book The Presidents Club in which he investigated the relationships between former presidents through
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Time magazine’s Michael Duffy adds intrigue to ASI lecture series

Sept. 22, 2016 | ASI | The American Studies Institute will host Michael Duffy for the second presentation of its distinguished lecture series Monday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Duffy’s presentation will cover his most recent book, The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity. Co-authored with Time’s Nancy Gibbs, The Presidents Club is the first history of the private relationships among modern American
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Wal-Mart CFO begins ASI Distinguished Lecture Series

Sept. 9, 2016 | Business Administration | ASI | The American Studies Institute hosted its first event of the year Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium. Brett Biggs, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Wal-Mart, spoke as part of the 2016-17 Distinguished Lecture Series. Moderated by President Bruce McLarty, the presentation allowed Biggs to cover a number of topics, including
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Wal-Mart CFO to begin ASI distinguished lecture series

Aug. 29, 2016 | ASI | The University’s American Studies Institute will begin its distinguished lecture series with Brett Biggs Thursday, Sept. 8. His presentation on capitalism and the free market is in conjunction with the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration, which will be dedicating the Waldron Center for Entrepreneurship and Family Business Friday, Sept. 9. Biggs, executive vice president and chief financial
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