Ebola survivor added as Harding University lecture series speaker

Harding University has announced Dr. Kent Brantly as its fifth speaker for the American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series. Brantly will present Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.

Brantly was one of two Americans transported back to the United States from West Africa in August after contracting the Ebola virus. He began a two-year term in October 2013 working as medical director for Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Aug. 21 after blood tests came back negative for the virus. Since then, he has had numerous media appearances and speaking engagements.

The presentation will be in Benson Auditorium on the Harding University campus and will be free and open to the public. For more information, contact the American Studies Institute at 501-279-4497.