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Alex Kendrick

Dec. 3, 2019 | Harding University’s American Studies Institute hosted Alex Kendrick, American film writer, producer, director, actor and co-founder of Kendrick Brothers Productions, for the second presentation of its 2019-20 Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3 in the Benson Auditorium.In 2002, Alex and his brother, Stephen Kendrick, began production of their first movie, “Flywheel.” Alex wrote, directed, produced and acted in
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Liz Murray

October 28, 2019 | The American Studies Institute featured Liz Murray, co-founder and executive director of The Arthur Project, to kick off the Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture titled “From Homeless to Harvard” was Monday, Oct. 28 in the Benson Auditorium and served as the institute’s third annual Educator Appreciation Night. Murray’s lecture highlights the transformative power of education and the importance of teachers, counselors
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Prime Minister George Papandreou

April 23, 2015 | Former Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou concluded the 2014-15 Harding University American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series with his lecture titled “The Future of Economics and Universal Values.” In addition to serving as prime minister of Greece from 2009-11, Papandreou also served as foreign minister of Greece from 1999-2004, has been a member of Greek parliament since 1981, and has served
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Dr. Kent Brantly

March 17, 2015 | The American Studies Institute hosted ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly as a part of the 2014-15 Distinguished Lecture Series. A family medicine physician, Brantly has served as a medical missionary at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, since October 2013. He received his Medical Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency and fellowship in Maternal Child
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Archie Manning

February 19, 2015 | The American Studies Institute at Harding University hosted Archie Manning as the third presentation of the 2014-15 Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 19.   Manning’s presentation titled “Leadership Lessons I’ve Learned as a Player, a Businessman, and a Father” shared stories from his past about his family and career and experiences in professional football that taught him more about what it
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Tony Dungy

March 28, 2019 | The American Studies Institute at Harding University hosted Tony Dungy, former head coach of the 2007 Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts and football analyst for NBC Sports, for the fourth presentation of its 2018-19 Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium. The presentation was titled “Motivating for Success.” As head coach for the Colts, Dungy became the first African
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Christine Darden

Feb. 5, 2019 | The Harding University American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series featured Dr. Christine Darden, former NASA mathematician and one of the “human computers” featured in the book “Hidden Figures” that became a 2016 hit movie. The presentation, titled “On Their Shoulders,” served as the Institute’s second annual Educator Appreciation Night. All educators were invited to attend as honored guests and received priority
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Devin Brown and Douglas Gresham

Nov. 5, 2018 | The American Studies Institute at Harding University featured noted C.S. Lewis scholar Devin Brown and a panel discussion with Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis, for the second presentation of its 2018-19 Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium. The presentation was part of the Harding Campus Read — C.S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity.” The presentation was titled “C.S. Lewis:
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Michael Cox

Sept. 25, 2018 | The American Studies Institute at Harding University hosted Dr. W. Michael Cox, international expert on capitalism and free market trade, for the first presentation of its 2018-19 Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium. Cox’s presentation was titled “Capitalism: Society’s Greatest Anti-Poverty Program Ever” or “Capitalism: Curse or Cure?” Consultant, speaker, educator and CEO of Dallas-based W. Michael Cox
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Laura Bush

April 16, 2018 | The American Studies Institute at Harding University hosted former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush for the fourth presentation of its 2017-18 Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. in the Benson Auditorium. For decades, Mrs. Bush fought for key issues in the fields of literacy, education, health care and women’s rights. After leaving the White House, she and President
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