The Kimball Smith Series tackles issues at the intersection of science, technology, ethics, and global affairs—ranging from nuclear weapons risks to artificial intelligence policy.
Kimball Smith events promote cross-disciplinary conversations and connections.
Our core events feature:
- A speaker panel, with experts in scientific and political aspects of the event topic;
- Multidisciplinary, small-group discussions among attendees.
Beyond these core events, we facilitate policy-focused talks at STEM seminars and events, and vice-versa—in partnership with other Yale programs and departments.
The Series honors Alice Kimball Smith, PhD ‘36, a historian who analyzed scientists’ efforts to shape nuclear politics early in the atomic age.