Wertsch is the former director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, David R. Francis Distinguished Professor and professor of sociocultural anthropology. Wertsch’s topics of study are collective memory and identity, especially in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union, as well as in the United States.
How collective memories of wars, terrorist attacks and other traumatic events are fueling the surprising re-emergence of nationalist movements will be the focus of a national conference May 23-25 at Washington University in St Louis.
James Wertsch, vice chancellor for international relations, director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the David R. Francis Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences, has announced his plan to conclude his tenure as vice chancellor July 1, 2018, and from his director role at the end of the calendar year.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley will be at Washington University in St. Louis on Wednesday, Feb. 8, for a public forum on “A New Approach to the Middle East.”
Washington University in St. Louis was installed as the first North American member of the University Alliance of the Silk Road (UASR) at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China, host for theWorld-Class Universities Expo and Conference April 7-10. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton was on hand for the signing ceremony and joins the UASR executive committee.
Richard H. Gelberman, MD, a world-renowned expert in hand and wrist microsurgery, and James V. Wertsch, PhD, founding director of one of the most successful and innovative global scholarship programs in the world, will receive Washington University’s 2013 faculty achievement awards, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton announced. They will receive their awards and give presentations of their scholarly work during a Dec. 7 program.