Archives for ASI 2020s

Bob Goff

Nov. 29, 2022 | The Harding University American Studies Institute hosted Bob Goff, New York Times bestselling author and founder of Love Does for the third presentation in its Distinguished Lecture Series on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Benson Auditorium. Goff’s lecture was titled “Undistracted in Business and in Life.”  In addition to his lecture, he spent time with students and signed hundreds of books.
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David Beasely, John Boozman, Brett Biggs

Nov. 2, 2022 | The Harding University American Studies Institute hosted the executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Former Governor David Beasely, along with United States Senator John Boozman and Former Walmart CFO Brett Biggs for a discussion on the future of global food security on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 3-4:45 p.m. in the Anthony and Wright Administration Building Auditorium. Beasley was
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Joe Kennedy with Michael Berry and Stephanie Taub

Sept. 22, 2022 | The Harding University American Studies Institute hosted Washington high school football coach Joe Kennedy and attorneys Michael Berry and Stephanie Taub Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Benson Auditorium. Kennedy shared his personal story about the journey “From the 50-yard line to the Supreme Court” while Berry and Tuab shared the legal perspective of this case and others they
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Arthur Brooks

March 31, 2022 | The Harding University American Studies Institute hosted Harvard professor, bestselling author and The Atlantic columnist Arthur Brooks Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Benson Auditorium to discuss his research on the “science of happiness.” Brooks teaches public leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and management practice at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard faculty in July 2019,
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Tim Tebow

Jan. 18, 2022 | The American Studies Institute hosted NCAA champion and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, for the spring presentations of its distinguished lecture series. While I hope you leave encouraged, I would rather you leave inspired. What inspire means is to fill someone with the urge or ability to do something. I’d rather be someone who does something
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Mike Huckabee

Nov. 16, 2021 | The American Studies Institute featured Mike Huckabee, the 44th governor of Arkansas, as part of their distinguished lecture series on Tuesday, Nov. 16. Huckabee originally spoke on campus in 2001 in the wake of 9/11. During his 2021 lecture he shared the changes he had seen in the last two decades and what he had learned through his own path in
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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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