Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee kicks off distinguished lecture series for Harding University

The Harding University American Studies Institute will feature Mike Huckabee, the 44th governor of Arkansas, as part of their distinguished lecture series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. Huckabee originally spoke on campus in 2001 in the wake of 9/11. During his lecture he will share the changes he has seen in the last two decades and what he has learned through his own path in politics.

Huckabee was the governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007 and a candidate for president in 2008 and 2016, finishing second in the Republican primary in 2008. He has also been named “Public Officials of the Year” by Governing Magazine, one of the “five best governors in America” by Time Magazine, one of Outdoor Life Magazine’s “25 Most Influential People” for conservation, and “Man of the Year” by American Sportfishing Association in 1997.

Currently, Mike Huckabee is the host of the weekend TV show “Huckabee” on TBN as well as a Fox News contributor, New York Times best-selling author of 14 books, and a frequent speaker for corporate, civic and non-profit groups all over the world.

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Harding University is a private Christian, liberal arts university located in Searcy, Arkansas. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is the largest private university in the state. Harding’s student body represents students from across the U.S. and more than 50 nations and territories. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors; more than 15 preprofessional programs; more than 40 graduate and professional programs; as well as numerous study abroad opportunities including locations in Australasia, Peru, England, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information, visit