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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.

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Monday, March 26, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

"Covering Regional Conflicts in Arab News: Political Loyalties and Hate Speech"

A lecture by Zahera Harb, journalist and TV producer in Lebanon, senior lecturer in international journalism, City, University of London

An exploration of recent political and military developments in the Arab region that have resulted in Arab news media organizations becoming political actors, actively disseminating and propagating political ideologies enforcing political hegemonies. Read more...

Lives Unhinged: Documentary Photography of South Sudanese Refugees and Local Communities in Northern Uganda

An exhibit and presentation by Kinyaa Luka '18

Open reception Monday, March 26 (rescheduled from March 7), Noon-1 p.m., Kahn Institute, 21 Henshaw Ave.

Refreshments served.

Kinyaa Luka exhibit


More than 30 photos exploring how South Sudanese refugees and local populations in Northern Uganda are grappling with issues of national identity, belonging and community-building. Read more...