Due to its strategic geographical location on the U.S.-Mexico border, Texas A&M International University has embraced as its mission the establishment, consolidation and growth of academic exchanges between its faculty and students and Ibero -American institutions, scholars and students.
Each semester, the Department of Psychology and Communication hosts the Communication and Media in the Americas Seminar Series. The Seminar Series consists of lectures, talks and/or academic discussions among TAMIU and a Ibero-American university’s communication faculty and students, usually through videoconference, about the most relevant issues and topics in the discipline in the context of hemispheric relations and challenges. According to the topic at hand, one TAMIU communication class hosts the videoconference, but all communication faculty and students are invited to attend.
March 18, 2015. Dr. Joseph D. Straubhaar, Amon G. Carter Centennial Professor of Communication in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. "Telenovelas and Transnational Media Flows." CAMPUS VISIT.
Feb. 26, 2015. Dr. Wilfried Raussert, Chair and Professor of North American Literary and Cultural Studies and Director of Inter-American Studies at Bielefeld University, Germany. "Fandango sin Fronteras: Music Flows and Diaspora Community Building." CAMPUS VISIT.
Nov. 3, 2014. Dr. Horst Tonn, Department of American Studies, Tubingen University, Germany. "The American culture seen from Europe." CAMPUS VISIT.
Oct. 30, 2014. Dr. Salvador Alvidrez, Political Communication Lab, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), Mexico. "Schematic representations of ethnic minorities in young university students." VIDEOCONFERENCE.
April 28, 2014. Luis M. Contreras, Senior Story Artist for Animation, Columbia College, Chicago."Animated expectations." VIDEOCONFERENCE.
Feb. 27, 2014. Dr. Juan Pinon, Department of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University (NYU). "Spanish-language media in the United States: production, Content, and reception." VIDEOCONFERENCE.