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Roots of Contemporary Issues RCI

The Roots of Contemporary Issues Event Series

Confronting today’s most pressing issues with clarity and purpose requires historical understanding. We invite students, faculty and staff across our campuses—as well as our communities—to engage in thoughtful conversation about how the past informs our present as local, national, and global citizens.


In 2023-2024 the event series will address questions about selective history and its impacts: What is remembered and how? What do we lose in the silencing and erasing of key historical evidence and understanding?


Livestream for “History in the Future”













Col. Steptoe’s Battlefield Plan

Image courtesy of WSU Libraries

Schedule of Events