Bicentennial Medalist in Conversation: Craig Smith '70


Established in 1993 on the occasion of the college’s 200th anniversary, Bicentennial Medals honor members of the Williams community for distinguished achievement in any field of endeavor. The program, reimagined this year for a digital environment and the Society of Alumni Bicentennial, will feature each medalist honoree in conversation with a contemporary.

In this Bicentennial Medalist event, hear Dr. Craig Smith ’70, Chair of the Department of Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, discuss public health, empathy, and leadership in a pandemic with Professor Tara Watson.

Dr. Craig Smith ’70 wrote updates to faculty and staff about response and priorities in the early months of the pandemic which inspired those in his care and a broader society searching for understanding and leadership. Read all of Dr. Smith’s writings here: