The MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness, in partnership with MSC OPAS, Muslim Student Association, and International Student Association, is proud to announce their newest program to hit the BCS area- Made in America: an International Experience. The program will feature comedy sets by popular comedians Azhar Usman and Hasan Minhaj.
Usman, returning to Texas A&M after performing on the campus back in 2016, has done comedy tours around the United States in the past, collaborated with comedian Dave Chappelle and performed at comedy festivals, including “Allah Made Me Funny.” Minhaj, a Senior Correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and star of the Netflix Special “Homecoming King” which highlights stories from Minhaj’s life as a first generation Indian-American Muslim, will be headlining the show.
Following the sets, both comedians will participate in a Q&A session, and interact with the audience.
The program will take place on March 27th at 7pm in Rudder Auditorium, but tickets are on sale now, and are available at the MSC Box Office, or online at boxoffice.tamu.edu. Make sure to get your tickets early, to ensure best available seats!
Come join MSC L.T. Jordan to learn how you can promote healthy bee populations locally and how those changes impact the world with College Station’s very own Prime Bee Farm. The program will be followed by a MSC Visual Arts Committee reception with bee artist Nancy Macko in the Reynolds Gallery (MSC 2421). Free “Bee The Change” t-shirts while supplies last!
Please join us for a screening of the documentary Pussy Riot: The Movement, a film that follows the members of the band from their performances to their lives in prison and back again. Producer and writer Carole Keeney Harrington will be present for a Q&A session after the screening!
The MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness invites you to a musical performance and conversation in Rudder Theatre on Friday, March 1 at 6 p.m. for our upcoming “Soul of an Island: A Response to Hurricane Maria,” program. Hear firsthand how one Puerto Rican community became a beacon of hope in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Community leaders Christine Nieves and Luis Rodriguez will share their stories and musical talents to demonstrate how community, creativity and the arts help us to persevere even in the hardest of times.
Luis and Christine provide uplifting insight to the many aspects of disaster recovery. They will discuss their experiences with service-oriented leadership in their community and share valuable lessons through their words and music that can be applied to our own Aggie Community. Luis and student musicians will perform works from his recently debuted album, Amor(es), directly influenced by Hurricane Maria.
Christine Nieves is a native Puerto Rican with her Masters of Science in Evidence-Based Social Intervention from Oxford. Luis is also a native Puerto Rican with his Masters of Music in Classical Music Composition from the University of Massachusetts. Together they run a Mutual Protection community in Luis’s hometown of Mariana where they organize citizen efforts to provide for the needs of the community. The organization was founded in response to a lack of government support in the time following Hurricane Maria. By mobilizing their community to found community kitchens and doing restoration work, they were able to provide for both the physical and emotional needs of their fellow residents of Mariana.
A conference by Texas Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (TREEES)
Throughout the day, they will be hosting 4 panels ranging on topics from Russia’s image of self to Eurasian studies. This conference includes two wonderful keynote speakers, James Olson (11:30am-12pm) and Alexander Genis (4pm-5pm). James Olson has over 30 years of overseas covert action experience with the CIA and currently serves as a Professor of the Practice at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Alexander Genis is a Russian-American broadcaster, cultural critic, and author of more than a dozen non-fiction best sellers in Russia. He has covered the Russian-American dynamic since the 1990’s through various podcasts, TV shows, and essays.
This conference is FREE and open to the public.