Kimball Smith Event Series on Science, Ethics and International Affairs

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. Each event features:

  • A speaker panel, with experts in scientific and political aspects of the event topic;
  • Multidisciplinary, small-group discussions among attendees.

This program honors Alice Kimball Smith, PhD ‘36, a historian of the post-WWII Scientists’ Movement.

The Kimball Smith Series is sponsored by the Yale Physics Department and Wright Lab, and the Series partners with International Security Studies at Yale, the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program, and the Political Science Department.


April 22, 2022
Register here: Join us on April 22nd from 10:30am-12pm in ESC 110 (21 Sachem St.) for a moderated panel followed by small group discussions on nuclear weapons. The panel will...
April 12, 2022
What are the global implications of recent breakthroughs in quantum science? What are the potential roadmaps for the development of quantum technologies? Will these advances...
February 4, 2022
Register here to join a virtual program about the 2022 Doomsday Clock time on Feb. 4 from 11am-12pm EST. This program is hosted by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in...