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The increasing technical complexity and global interconnections of human societies have brought us to the point that virtually all of the major challenges we face – climate change, transnational terrorism, deepening economic inequality, the fact that a majority of people on the planet live vulnerable lives “outside the law,” – are problems of such complexity that they require interdisciplinary solutions. UMBC, which is already a leader in this realm, is ideally positioned to be at the forefront of interdisciplinary research, analysis, and learning nationally. The goal of IAAC, established by Provost Philip Rous in 2015, is to increase the visibility of ongoing interdisciplinary activities on campus and to support the development of new and innovative interdisciplinary work at UMBC. The committee meets twice a semester and you can also follow the committee’s work by joining the UMBC group.