VIDEO: Alan Wood's Encore! Lecture on history, yin-yang theory, and contemporary global challenges

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IAS faculty member and UW Bothell founding faculty Alan Wood was the featured speaker for this year’s Encore! Lecture series. In advance of the talk, he spoke about the early years at UW Bothell, where, he said: “…something remarkable happened. We created what I believe was one of the first truly interdisciplinary institutions of higher education ever in the state of Washington.” He talks about his memories in the video below.

At the lecture, Wood engaged the audience with a global perspective of how history integrates with Chinese yin-yang philosophy. He also explained how this philosophy can help us better understand how systems thinking, quantum physics and the humanities can come together to address global challenges. In case you missed it, you can watch the full lecture here: