Last week, a group of Smith Soc members from across the country embarked on a weeklong trek to Israel. Over the course of the trip, members unraveled how Israel became the Startup Nation—meeting with representatives from venture capital, startups, government, and the media, including the Jerusalem Post. Members toured Old City Jerusalem and met with the former chief scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Economy. The group also visited JVP, a prominent venture capital firm, and Mobileye, a leading autonomous vehicle company.
Aspiring for variety,
We look at autonomy
Within the economy.
I hope it brings notoriety!
—Limerick by UVA Darden member James (Asher) Begley
Last month, MBA and professional Smith Soc members joined economist Matthew Mitchell (@mattmitchell80), director of the Equity Initiative and senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, for a seminar on the relationship between business and government.
Earlier this month, our three Texas-based professional chapters in Austin, Dallas, and Houston hosted their summer welcome receptions.
Over the weekend, professional members and recent MBA graduates traveled to Kiawah Island, South Carolina, to discuss the modern relevance of Adam Smith.
Last weekend, student members from our Columbia, NYU, and UVA Darden chapters trekked to D.C. for a weekend immersed in public policy.
This month, our Adam Smith Society chapters have hosted a number of intellectually engaging events for our members — both at home and abroad.