Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of November 23, 2020,
for the spring 2021 semester.
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.
“Democracy at the Edge: A Global Consideration of the U.S. Election”—a Kahn Institute Panel
This panel discussion assembles co-organizers of next year's Kahn Institute long-term projects to reflect on the results of this year's election and consider the implications internationally and with a broad range of analytical lenses. Part of the 2021-22 college-wide Theme Year on democracies. Read more details.
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