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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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Monday, April 6


5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

In this final Neilson Professor lecture, Sahar Amer will focus on the life and legacy of Shajarrat al-Durr, the first woman sultan of Egypt, and the ruler responsible for the defeat of Saint Louis during the 7th cruasade. (View the event poster.)


Monday, Apri l3

5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Former CIA spy Robert David Steele will analyze questions around power, democracy and access to information in today's climate.

Is the USA a democracy? Have all of the checks and balances been corrupted across academia, civil society, commerce, government, law enforcement, media, military, and non-government/nonprofit domains?

Can open power, the combination of electoral reform and public empowerment with open source everything effect a non-violent revolution?




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