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Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute

The Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute supports collaborative research among Smith and Five College faculty, Smith students, and visiting scholars 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 members of the Smith College faculty.

News & Announcements

Kahn Fellows to Premiere Film at Hawaii Film Festival

Hawaii Film Fest

A film, A Small Life, produced by Lynne Yamamoto, Jessie Wells Post Professor Art, and Lucretia Knapp, lecturer in art, which grew out of their participation in the Kahn Institute yearlong project Memory: Form, Function, and Fallibility (2015-16), will be premiered at this year's Hawaii International Film Festival, November 3-13. Read more...

Robed Warriors  

Buddhist Studies Hosts 4 Prominent Monastic Women

Smith's Buddhist Studies Program is hosting four prominent Buddhist Monastics for a four-part seminar, "Robed Warriors," this fall and spring. Each monastic will visit for two weeks, leading events at Smith and the Five Colleges, including public presentations.

Each monastic will also lead a Kahn short-term project with participating fellows of Smith faculty and staff and Five College faculty. Read more...