One on One Talk & Tea with Dr. Mouanodji Mbaissouroum
The African Studies minor is proud to announce the launch of a new series:
People sharing their stories of how and why they ended up in the U.S.
Dr. Mouanodji Mbaissouroum is a cardiologist and research professor who hails from Chad, in central Africa. Since its independence from the French in 1961, Chad has experienced an eight-year civil war and several military coups. Tensions between North and South, between Muslims and Christians, are fueled by political figures. Dr. Mbaï, a practicing Christian, did his medical studies abroad but returned to Chad to work and teach from 1994 to 2008. However, in 2008, following a failed coup by Northern rebels (and supported by Chad’s neighbors to the North, Sudan and Libya), Dr. fled the country with his family.
Come and talk with Dr. Mbaï himself about his journey through navigating the cultural and professional landscape in the US, and how he is now trying to help Chad with a new organization called Medical Education ProChad.
Inaugural session, with sponsorship from The Thomas and Catharine McMahon Memorial Fund, Romance Languages & Literatures, and the Office of International Student Affairs.