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Interplay of Persepctives

Interplay of Perspectives: A new report from the Office of Policy and Analysis.

All complex problems facing the world such as poverty, climate change, loss of cultural and biodiversity and geopolitical tensions require multidisciplinary solution-finding, as no one discipline has a magic bullet answer. The Smithsonian’s newly formed Consortia for the Institution’s Four Grand Challenges, provide ample opportunity to initiate forward-thinking, interdisciplinary activities that tackle pressing issues that the Smithsonian is particularly well suited to address.

Interplay of Perspectives: History, Art & Culture + Science, Interdisciplinary Crossover and Collaboration” is an exploratory report produced by the Smithsonian’s  Office of Policy and Analysis that examines out-of-thebox and ground breaking practices at the nexus of history, art, culture and science.All complex problems facing the world such as poverty, climate change, loss of culturaland bio-diversity and geo-political tensions require multidisciplinary solution-finding, asno one discipline has a magic bullet answer. The Smithsonian’s newly formed Consortiafor the Institution’s Four Grand Challenges, as detailed in the 2010-2015 Strategic Plan,provide ample opportunity to initiate forward-thinking, interdisciplinary activities thattackle pressing issues that the Smithsonian is particularly well suited to address. Click here to see the full report.


Posted: 28 September 2010
About the Author:

Alex di Giovanni has been editing The Torch since August 2006. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, she worked as a writer and editor for the National Geographic Society, Plexus Scientific, The Nature Conservancy, The National Foreign Language Center and St. Martin’s Press, among others. She has the best job in the world.