On Campus Programs
Presentations on Global Issues
The Jordan Institute organizes and produces lectures, panel discussions, and entertainment programs each year for the Texas A&M University community. Each one focuses on an issue of international significance. Examples of recent past programs include:
Russian Film Festival
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.
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 the irreprehensible atrocity that took place. For the 20th anniversary, Craig Hella Johnson created his first concert-length work. Considering conspirare.
The performance was at Rudder Theatre on January 29th and 30th, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Composed and conducted by Craig Hella Johnson. The performance was inspired by the legacy of Matthew Shepard and featured a post discussion panel about the music and the LGBTQ experience at Texas A&M University. Tickets were purchased at the MSC Box Office. Students got tickets for free at the box office using their school ID.
These are the events the Jordan Institute helps co-ordinate and participates in yearly. They are:
- Fellows Banquet: The annual recognition of our new Fellows class and a celebration of past research.
- Russian Film Festival
Culture, Art, and Dancing Lessons
Every fall, we help to put on Latin Dance Night with MSC CAMAC. This event includes the history of various Latin American dances, demonstrations, and a chance for you to practice!
Here are more past events we have held over the years!
Please see our calendar for up-to-the-minute activities!