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Past Long-Term Projects

Since 1998, the Kahn Institute has launched dozens of innovative long- and short-term projects that have brought together a wide range of students and faculty members. If you have questions about past projects, please contact us at kahninstitute@smith.edu.

Year on Democracies (2021-22)

The Kahn Institute is partnering with the Provost’s Office for the campus-wide themed year in 2021–2...

  • September 9, 2021
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TranslationS (2019–20)

Translation has always been part of what makes us human. This yearlong Kahn project draws attention ...

  • April 28, 2020
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Fear (2019–20)

What is fear? Why is fear so widespread? How does it shape personal behavior and public policy? This...

  • April 27, 2020
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Refugees (2018-19)

This project seeks to draw together faculty from a wide range of fields whose work intersects with t...

  • April 26, 2020
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