What is Symposia?

MSC Wiley Lecture Series has the pleasure of hosting experts throughout the year at various events and forums. Symposia offers audiences a wide range of opinions and expertise in a more intimate setting. The events are used as a catalyst for discussions in everything from voter I.D. to the Syrian refugee crisis.

Wiley aims to provide insight on the world’s most pressing issues and hopes the education it provides extends beyond Texas A&M University.

Rapid Fire: Mass Shootings and the Second Amendment

On November 16th, MSC Wiley hosted a lecture discussing the future of gun policy and the Second Amendment.

  • Ms. Gyl Switzer, Texas Gun Sense
  • Ms. Alice Tripp, Texas State Rifle Association

Election Insecurity: Free and Fair Elections in the Cyber Age

On October 18th, MSC Wiley hosted a lecture discussing the integrity of US elections.

  • Dr. Paula deWitte, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Jennifer Mercieca, Texas A&M University
  • Mr. Chris Hensman, former Senior Advisor to the US Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

Constitution Day: The Environment and Our Posterity

On September 20th, MSC Wiley hosted a lecture discussing the implications of the US Constitution on environmental policy.

  • Dr. Wendy Jepson, Texas A&M University
  • Mr. Bay Scoggin, Texas Public Interest Research Group
  • Professor Timothy Mulvaney, Texas A&M School of Law

A New Era: US – Cuba Relations

On February 2nd, MSC Wiley hosted a lecture discussing the future of US-Cuba relations.

  • Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Dr. Parr Rosson, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Jason Parker, Texas A&M University

Artificial Intelligence in the Military

On February 22nd, MSC Wiley hosted a panel discussing the social and technological impacts of incorporating current and future arti cial intelligence (AI) in the military environment.

  • Dr. James Burk, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Yoonsuck Choe, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Daniel Ragsdale, Texas A&M University
  • Colonel Robert Brown

License to Vote: Voter ID Laws and the Constitution

On September 14th, MSC Wiley’s annual Constitution Day program
discussed voter ID laws and the Constitution.

  • Eric Opiela J.D.
  • State Representative Gene Wu
  • Dr. Brittany Perry, Texas A&M University

To Say or Not to Say: Freedom of Speech Across College Campuses

On October 27th, the committee hosted a program to discuss the extent to which freedom of speech should be allowed on college campuses across the United States.

  • Mr. Jerry M. Brown J.D., The Office of General Counsel at Texas A&M University
  • Mr. Chance Weldon J.D., Texas Public Policy Foundation

InstaVote: Boosting Poll Numbers Through Social Media

On November 2nd, Wiley held a symposium to discuss how current election candidates use social media to boost public support.

  • Dr. Lindita Camaj, University of Houston
  • Dr. Kirby Goidel, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Johanna Dunaway, Texas A&M University