George Will to kick off Harding University Distinguished Lecture Series

The first presentation of Harding University’s 2013-14 American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series will be Monday, Sept. 16 featuring newspaper columnist George F. Will. He will present on “Religion and Politics in the First Modern Nation” at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium.

Will’s newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. Today, it appears twice weekly in approximately 400 newspapers in the United States and Europe. In 1981, Will became a founding panel member on ABC television’s “This Week.”

Altogether, eight collections of Will’s columns have been published, the most recent being “One Man’s America.” Will served as a staff member in the U.S. Senate from 1970 to 1972. From 1973 through 1976, he was the Washington editor of National Review magazine.

The presentation is free and open to the public. No tickets necessary. For more information, contact the American Studies Institute at 501-279-4497.

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