The Kimball Smith Series–co-founded by Talia Weiss, graduate student in physics and member of Yale’s Wright Lab, and Ellie Singer, undergraduate student in political science–is a new event series that 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 partners with the Jackson Institute’s Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program.
For more information, please see the website at https://kimballsmithseries.yale.edu or follow the Kimball Smith Series on Instagram to learn some history of science, ethics and international affairs.
The first event is on November 30, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. on AI Ethics on the Global Stage.