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W&L's David Touve Discusses Wicked Problems on Virginia Insight

Washington and Lee University business administration professor David Touve discussed the concept of “wicked problems,” the subject of his recent Spring Term course, on WMRA radio’s Virginia Insight program on July 7, 2011.

In his description of the course, Touve wrote: “Simply put, the purpose of this course is to find a few ways and a few people willing to change the world.”

The concept of “wicked problems” was introduced formally in 1973 to describe problems (e.g., hunger, disease, poverty, energy shortage) that cannot be tackled with traditional problem-solving.

Touve talked about the concept and the course with Tom Graham, host of Virginia Insight, and callers to WMRA.