Conferences and More
The annual "Celebrating Collaborations: Students and Faculty Working Together" conference showcases and celebrates the scholarly work of Smith College students. Students present the results of their senior theses, independent study projects, research seminars and other creative work as part of oral sessions, panels, poster sessions, exhibits and performances. Projects are developed as a result of associations with the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute or Praxis, for example, and fall into categories ranging from science and technology, social, cultural and literary studies to the performing arts.
Each year, a select group of Smith students has the opportunity to attend Insight Dubai. This interactive leadership conference brings female students from around the world together with their peers in the Middle East to discuss issues of government and culture relevant to today's world. Participants develop their global awareness, intercultural understanding and leadership skills by working together in small groups, listening to expert guest speakers and panelists, going on field trips and taking part in role plays and other simulations. Participants will be introduced to Arabic culture and have the opportunity to learn about, discuss and debate controversial leadership and gender issues with expert guest speakers.
For information on representing Smith at the conference, contact the Center for Work and Life.
Japan-America Student Conference (JASC)
Many Smith students have chosen to be a part of the Japan-America Student Conference (JASC.) This intense, month-long academic and cultural exchange program allows students to travel together and discuss contemporary social, economic and political issues facing the two countries.
For information on representing Smith at the conference, contact the Office for International Study.
Kahn Student Fellows
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 Kahn Institute supports one or two yearlong projects that include both faculty and student fellows who work on individual research projects centering on a common theme.
Smith in the World Conference
The annual Smith in the World Conference explores the relationship between formal classroom education and learning that takes place in off-campus programs, such as Praxis internships, study abroad and community service.
Women's Education Worldwide
The Women's Education Worldwide (WEW) is an international initiative founded in 2003 by Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges. The organization brings together the presidents and chief academic officers of women's colleges and universities from around the world and other leaders in women's education. The mission of WEW is to share best practices, to collect and disseminate data about women's colleges, to foster exchange among institutions, and to advocate for women's education worldwide.