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Alan Wood takes history into the future

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IAS professor emeritus and UW Bothell founding faculty member Alan Wood is turning two of his classes, Problems in World History to 1500 and Problems in World History after 1500, into fully online courses. After nearly 30 years of lecturing in classrooms, Wood is embracing new technologies because he “feels a sense of urgency” to bring these topics to students. “As a species, humans are now facing challenges that for the first time are fully global in their scale and scope,” he said.

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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 ...

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