Archives for ASI 2017

Eva Kor

Nov. 7, 2017 | The University’s American Studies Institute hosted Holocaust survivor and forgiveness advocate Eva Kor for the second presentation of its Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium. Kor’s presentation was titled “From Auschwitz to Forgiveness.” Kor is one of the survivors of the medical experiments on twins supervised by Nazi doctor Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. Her account of surviving the
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Alberto Gonzalez

Sept. 7, 2017 | 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, titled “The Price and Privilege of Government Service,” kicked off the American Studies Institute 2017 Distinguished Lecture Series. Gonzales served under President George W. Bush in Washington D.C. as well
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Ruby Bridges

Feb. 2, 2017 | The American Studies Institute concluded its Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium with a presentation by author and civil rights activist Ruby Bridges titled “Through My Eyes.” 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 We All Live
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Eric Metaxas

Jan. 12, 2017 | Harding University’s American Studies Institute hosted New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas for the third presentation of its distinguished lecture at 7:30 p.m. Metaxas’ presentation, titled “Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery,” covered his recent book, “Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery.” In addition to Amazing Grace, Metaxas is the
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