James Wertsch

David R. Francis Distinguished Professor

James Wertsch

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Wertsch is the David R. Francis Distinguished Professor, professor of sociocultural anthropology and professor of international and area studies. 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 and China. He also is the director emeritus of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and previous Vice Chancellor for International Affairs.

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Washington University first North American member of the University Alliance of the Silk Road

Washington University first North American member of the University Alliance of the Silk Road

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.