Since 1998, the Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute has supported collaborative research among Smith and Five College faculty, Smith students and visiting scholars—all without regard to the traditional boundaries of departments, programs and academic divisions. Each year the institute supports long- and short-term projects that are proposed, planned and organized by Smith College faculty.
"True Confessions of a Literary Translator," a lecture by Poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
- Thursday, November 14, 5 p.m., Seelye Hall 201
- A Lecture by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Poet, Translator, Essayist, Professor fo English, University of Allahabad, India. In conjunction with the Kahn yearlong project TranslationS.
Climate Inherits Us All
- Friday, November 15, 4:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer
- A panel discussion in conjunction with the Kahn short-term project with: Heather Davis, Assistant Professor of Culture and Media, Eugene Lang College, The New School; Vic Barrett, Activist and Fellow with The Alliance for Climate Education; and Kadambari Baxi, Architect and Professor of Professional Practice, Barnard College.
Research Without Boundaries
“The Kahn Institute is unique. No other college has anything quite like it—an incubator for cross-disciplinary research, debate and colleagueship, and a haven for free speech.”
“Being a Kahn student fellow had a huge influence on me and ultimately inspired me to pursue a doctorate in history.”
Rachel Johnson ’12