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.