The 2012 Global Engagement Seminar in Jerusalem is underway, with the group arriving in Israel earlier this week.
The students will explore Jerusalem as a contested sacred and political space and will cover topics including the centrality of the city in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; archeology and the built landscape as a prism through which [...]
Tonight at 7 p.m., Dr. William Brooks, adjunct professor of Japanese Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, will discuss current political developments under the Noda Cabinet as well as U.S.-Japan relations, including the ever-complicated Okinawa/Futenma issue.
Dr. Brooks earned a doctorate in Japanese history from Columbia University and is the author of [...]
In the coming weeks, Smith will screen a number of international films. The films, with subject matter ranging from a feature-length film about the Middle East to a short film and a student-made documentary, are free to view.
Today, Wednesday, April 11, The Syrian Bride will be shown in Seelye 106 at 7 p.m. The [...]
Fukushima police search an area near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Fukushima, Japan, April 12, 2011. (Credit: Rex Features via AP Images)
Smith College has scheduled a symposium to mark the one year anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis which struck Japan last year.
The Smith Remembers Fukushima symposium will take [...]
Two internationally-focused lectures will be given on campus today.
First, at 5 p.m. in Hillyer Hall’s Graham Auditorium, Dr. David Howell will give this year’s Frank and Lois Green Schwoerer ’49 Annual Lecture in History.
Howell, a professor of Japanese History in the department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations at Harvard University, will give [...]