Harding University to host Jonathan Skrmetti on Sept. 21 during its American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series

SEARCY, Ark. (Sept. 7, 2023) – The Harding University American Studies Institute will welcome Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter Jonathan Skrmetti as part of its distinguished lecture series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Benson Auditorium, located at 201 S. Blakeney in Searcy, Ark., 72143.

Skrmetti’s lecture, titled “The Small-T Truth,” will address the significance of simple truth, emphasizing the need to focus on the long term in the midst of tumult and contention. He will draw from his experiences, his role as attorney general and Scripture to provide insights and practical advice on how people can maintain integrity in their professional


“We’re excited to finally announce that Jonathan Skrmetti is visiting our campus,” said Dr.

Mike Williams, president of Harding University. “He has had a very successful career, and we hope he can instill some words of wisdom for our students and staff alike.”

Skrmetti began his tenure as Tennessee’s 28th attorney general and reporter in September

2022. In this role, he acts as the chief legal officer for Tennessee, providing representation to all three branches of government and protecting the freedom of the public.

Skrmetti earned degrees from George Washington University, the University of Oxford and Harvard Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Harding.edu/ASI or call 501-279-4497.

Harding University’s School of American Studies began more than 70 years ago with the mission to inspire lives by exposing students to the people, places and ideas that have helped shape the United States. The American Studies Institute continues this tradition by promoting a better understanding of the constitution, capitalism and free enterprise, and the intersections of faith and civil life.

Harding University is a private Christian, liberal arts university located in Searcy, Arkansas. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is the largest private university in the state. Harding’s student body represents students from across the U.S. and more than 50 nations and territories. The University offers more than 110 undergraduate majors; 14 preprofessional programs; more than 40 graduate and professional programs; as well as numerous study abroad opportunities including locations in Australasia, Peru, England, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information, visit Harding.edu.

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