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Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute
Kahn Liberal Arts Institute

The Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute supports collaborative research among Smith College faculty, students and visiting scholars without regard to the traditional boundaries of departments, programs and academic divisions. Each year the Institute supports long-term and short-term projects proposed, planned and organized by members of the Smith College faculty.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Privacy

NPR National Correspondent Martin Kaste, has primarily covered news around privacy and law enforcement in the United States. In his years writing about privacy, he has witnessed mass shifts in the public's understanding of the word, and countless uses and conceptions of "privacy" in 21st-century America. Kaste will refer to his NPR stories—and the public's reactions to them—in attempting to sort out what "privacy" means to Americans today, and whether the public's contradictory feelings about privacy can be synthesized into a new, workable, ethical standard.

Kaste's lecture is part of the Kahn Institute long-term project "The Question of Privacy."

Free and open to the public.

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Galileo in Perspective

Drop by the Kahn Gallery this month to view displays of original books by Galileo Galilei and William Shakespeare (courtesy of the Mortimer Rare Book Room), as well as alluring images from Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time, a book by artist Michael Benson, and more. Curated by Maris Schwarz '15.


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