Steve Forbes To Wrap Up Lecture Series At Harding University April 7

  SEARCY, Ark. — The 2010-11 American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series will conclude at Harding University Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium with Steve Forbes. He will discuss “Is the American Nation in Decline? Why the 2012 Election is so Important.”

Forbes is chairman and CEO of Forbes Media and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine. Under his leadership, Forbes Media has launched a variety of new publications and businesses with licensee editions published worldwide reaching more than six million readers. In 1996 Forbes entered the new media arena with the launch of, which now averages 18 million unique monthly visitors. The company’s flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation’s leading business magazine with a circulation of more than 900,000.

 Forbes is the author of numerous books including “Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS” and “A New Birth of Freedom.” He was appointed chairman of the bipartisan Board for International Broadcasting by presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, serving until 1993.

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

Harding had a record enrollment this year of more than 6,800 students from 49 states and 53 foreign countries. It is the largest private university in Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains campuses in Australia, Chilé, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia.