Made in America: An International Experience
On March 27th, 2018, the MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness, in partnership with MSC OPAS, Muslim Student Association, and International Student Association, held an outstanding program- Made in America: An International Experience. The program featured comedy sets by popular comedians Hasan Minhaj, Azhar Usman, and Mo Amer. Following the sets, the comedians participated in a Q&A session, and interacted with the audience. Minhaj stated, “The audience was really receptive, I think they had a really good time.” Check out more about the program in this article by The Battalion.
Every year, the MSC L.T. Jordan Fellows publicly present their internationally conducted research, highlighting their personal experiences while being immersed in a foreign culture.
With partial funding provided by the MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness, Chris Traveled to Calnali, Mexico during Summer 2017 to interview locals in the area about their knowledge of environmental impacts in the river systems, the importance the river health has on them, and their description of the male swordtail fish, Xiphophorus. Additionally Chris will conduct behavioral field trials on female preference for hybrid males, an important aspect of the environmental impacts.
Understanding Human Diplomacy
With partial funding provided by the MSC L.T. Jordan Institute of International Awareness, Brianna traveled to Costa Rica to research the reproductive physiology of the olive ridley sea turtles over a nesting season while also developing non-invasive ultrasound and assay-based tools to determine female health, feeding status and reproductive state.
With partial funding provided by the MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness, Annah traveled to Tunisia to research the ecological factors driving the distribution of Ixodes ricinus, the tick vector that transmit Borrelia burgdoferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease in Europe and Northern Africa.
Russian Film Screening: Who is Mr. Putin?
With partial funding provided by the MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness, Camille Goblet traveled to the Chaco region of Paraguay on July 2- July 16, 2017, to conduct physical exams and collect samples for various health parameters on Chacoan and white-lipped peccaries, an endangered species native to the region.
Jordan 30th anniversary
Russian Film Screening
In the fall of 2016 we played Save My Speech Forever, a film about 20th Century Russian poet Osip Madelshtam. The film’s Director of Photography was present to discuss the movie and the message it carried. Over 200 people attended the event and we thank the Department of International Studies, Film Studies, and the Houston Russian Cultural Center for their help.
41st Annual Conference, American Sociological Association
For it’s 41st annual conference, the ASA Political Economy of the World-System in conjunction with the Sociology Department presents GLOBAL MIGRATION. Keynote speakers will be James Fenelon, Walden Bello, Immanuel Wallerstein and Rogelio Saenz. The topics to be tackled are as such: Being a Student in the Age of Trump,”Immigration as Racial Dominance since 1492″ (James Fenelon), “Migration from a World-Systems Perspective” (Immanuel Wallerstein) and topics related to Migration. Please click on this link to view the flyer for this important event.
This is an orchestra about a young gay student, Matthew Shepard. In October of 1998, he was kidnapped, severely beaten and tied to a fence. Matthew was found by a fellow student who had at first thought him to be a scarecrow. He died five days later. This Orchestra is in remembrance of irreprehensible atrocity that took place. For the 20th anniversary, Craig Hella Johnson created his first concert-length work. Considering conspirare.
The performance was at the Rudder Theatre on January 29th and 30th, 2017 at7:30 pm. Composed and conducted by Craig Hella Johnson. The performance is inspired by the legacy of Matthew Shepard and will feature a post discussion panel about the music and the LGBTQ experience at Texas A&M University. Tickets were purchased at the MSC Box Office.