Archives for ASI 2020s

Warren Stephens

April 13, 2021 | The American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series featured Warren Stephens, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Stephens Inc., a privately-owned diversified financial services firm headquartered in Little Rock, for its final event of the year. Stephens discussed his role as chairman, president and CEO of Stephens Inc. as well as the extensive renovations at the Arkansas Arts Center, now known
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Temple Grandin

March 16, 2021 | The Harding University American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series featured Temple Grandin, American doctor of animal science and bestselling author. The lecture titled “Developing Talents: Utilizing the Skills of Different Kinds of Minds” highlighted her own experience with autism spectrum disorders and her professional career. She spoke on how to nurture and turn talents and special interests into paid work, jobs
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Dr. Michael Lindsay

Feb. 22, 2021 | The American Studies Institute hosted award-winning sociologist and educator Michael Lindsay, the eighth president of Gordon College and an expert on religion, culture and leadership, for a closed event on Monday, Feb. 22. Lindsay’s lecture, View from the Top, was titled after his latest book, the University’s Harding Read, and featured personal stories and powerful findings from the Platinum Study, a
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Benjamin Watson

Nov. 9, 2020 | The American Studies Institute hosted Benjamin Watson, former New England Patriots tight end, for a virtual lecture event on Monday, Nov. 9 as part of its American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series. Watson’s lecture featured his book “Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race — and Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us.” The event was a closed
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Jerry Mitchell

September 8, 2020 | The Harding University American Studies Institute, in partnership with its Honors College L.C. Sears Collegiate Seminar Series, hosted alumnus, author and investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell for a virtual lecture event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sep. 8. Mitchell’s presentation featured his most recent book “Race Against Time,” which was released through Simon and Schuster on Feb. 4. Reena Evers-Everette, daughter of civil
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Stephen M.R. Covey

Feb. 20, 2020 The American Studies Institute hosted bestselling author Stephen M.R. Covey for the spring presentations of its Distinguished Lecture Series. Covey presented his lecture “The Speed of Trust” Thursday, Feb. 20, focusing on three main points — trust is an economic driver, not merely a social virtue; trust is the number one competency of leadership needed today; and trust is a learnable skill.
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