Last weekend, nine of our chapters participated in our first case competition. Hosted by our BYU chapter, the snowy sights of Provo, Utah provided a scenic backdrop for two days of discussion on the strategic questions facing Facebook after the 2016 U.S. election.
The Adam Smith Society hosted the fourth event of 2016-17 in the Smith Soc Treks series from June 8-10.
On April 21-22, we gathered over three-hundred student and professional members, along with a program of prominent business and thought leaders to discuss free markets and institutions at our Fifth Annual National Meeting.
Partially lost in the glare of last week's election results was the successful performance of a number of marijuana-related ballot initiatives.
On November 1, the Smith Soc Chapter at Duke University Fuqua School of Business staged a debate on multiple economic and political policy issues. The chapter tapped two on-campus experts, Dr. Adriano Rampini, a Professor of Finance and Economics, and Dr. Aaron Chatterji, an Associate Professor of Strategy.
Senator Tom Coburn was on the road for Smith Soc in late October, a guest of our Chapter at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business and visiting with our affiliated students at Harvard Business School. In addition to being an advisor to the Manhattan Institute's Project FDA, the former Congressman and Senator from Oklahoma is also a successful businessman and medical doctor.
On Thursday evening in San Francisco's Financial District, The Adam Smith Society's professional chapters closed out a busy opening month to a fall season packed with events. The San Francisco Professional Chapter welcomed Katie Biber Chen, the general counsel of sharing economy rising star Thumbtack.
The Smith Soc Chicago Professional Chapter held its Summer Reception on Thursday July 21. The chapter welcomed Samara Klar, PhD, a political science professor from the University of Arizona. Dr. Klar studies independent voters - why they think and vote the way they do. She held an informal conversation about the current election season. Given the historic nature of the 2016 election cycle, independent voters are primed to play a major role in the outcome.