Kimball Smith Series

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 Laboratory.

We partner with International Security Studiesthe Political Science Departmentthe School of the Environment, the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program, and the School of Managment’s Tech & Society group.


February 22, 2023
Join us from 5 - 8pm at Kroon Hall on February 22nd for an interdisciplinary event focused on the critical materials required for the energy transition. There will be expert...
January 26, 2023
Register here: Join us on January 26 from 4-5pm in the GM Room, Horchow Hall for a talk and Q&A with Charles Weiss, who served as the World Bank’s first Science and...
December 5, 2022
Register here: Join us on December 5 from 7-8:30pm in the GM Room, Horchow Hall for a moderated panel followed by small group discussions on climate change solutions. The...