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Humanity in Action accepting applications from Smithies for summer fellowship

Humanity in Action is currently accepting applications from talented college students and recent graduates who are intellectually gifted, mature, independent and passionate about social justice and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors, seniors and 2012 and 2013 graduates are eligible to apply.

Humanity in Action Fellowships bring together international groups of college students and recent graduates […]

Former Smith College president receives French Legion of Honor

Ruth Simmons, a former president of Smith College, recently received the French Legion of Honor. Jill Ker Conway, another former president at Smith, was also recently awarded a foreign honor.

The National Order of the Legion of Honour is a French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte. It is given to individuals who have contributed to […]

Lecture: Combating human trafficking

Marilyn Carlson Nelson '61, chairman and former CEO of Carlson, will speak at Smith next week.

Next week, Marilyn Carlson Nelson ’61, will present a lecture and Global Salon breakfast.

On Tuesday, April 17, Marilyn will give a lecture titled, How We Lead Matters: Where Business and Human Rights Intersect. The event will […]

An international student’s hope

“I hope Smith College provides me the necessary tools to prepare myself to fight against the breach of human rights around the world [and] to lead my country, Mexico, on the road to peace. I am sure that Smith will not only have an impact on my professional life, but also will change me to […]

Smith professor asked to comment on violence in Sudan

Smith College professor and honorary degree holder Eric Reeves.

Smith College professor Eric Reeves has been in the news this week as an expert on western Sudan’s Darfur region.

Professor Reeves, who wrote A Long Day’s Dying: Critical Moments in the Darfur Genocide, has been following violence in Kordofan, and was recently […]

Alumna Shehrbano Taseer awarded human rights award, appears on The Rachel Maddow Show

On June 21, Shehrbano Taseer ’10, appeared on The Interview portion of The Rachel Maddow Show.

Shehrbano, who graduated from Smith College with a degree in Government and Film Studies, lives in Lahore, Pakistan. As the daughter of assassinated Pakistani politician Salmaan Taseer, Shehrbano met with Rachel Maddow to talk about the “complicated relationship between […]