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.
On Friday March 31st, Smith Soc members from our chapter at the Brandeis International Business School made a Trek last week to New York City to explore Wall Street and Midtown firsthand, and meet directly with several Smith Soc alumni.
At a mid-day luncheon at the Penn Club, Brandeis members met with three Smith Soc alumni:
The New York City Professional Chapter of SmithSoc held its Summer Reception on the evening of Wednesday July 27 at a Midtown rooftop bar and lounge. The chapter was joined by Leon Cooperman, the founder of Omega Advisors and acknowledged to be one of the most successful hedge fund managers today. Mr. Cooperman was interviewed by Tom Keene of Bloomberg Radio. Their conversation touched on a variety of topics, including Mr. Cooperman's history in the field of finance, his advice for young professionals, and his personal philosophy of philanthropy.
The Smith Soc chapter at UC-Berkeley's Haas School of Business hosted Paul McCulley on March 28th.
The Adam Smith Society held its fourth National Meeting on Friday February 19th and Saturday February 20th in New York City. Members from every chapter were in attendance as members were treated to a full program of lectures, disucssions, forums, breakout networking sessions, and the annual trivia competitition.
The Adam Smith Society's Georgetown University McDonough School Chapter officially launched in early February with an event featuring Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton.
Senator Cotton was interviewed by Georgetown professor J. Bradford Jensen. The discussion focused on the Senator’s work on the banking committee and the economic policy subcommittee.
New York City is universally acknowledged to be one of the major centers of global finance, and the Adam Smith Society’s New York Professional Chapter traditionally centers many of its events around individuals and topics related to the financial sector. However, with the 2016 Presidential Election looming, the NYC chapter is focusing its current and upcoming events on election-related policy and business topics. The NYC chapter’s salon dinner of December 8 was part of this new focus.
The UT Austin McCombs School of Business chapter had the pleasure to host journalist and author Andrew Palmer.
Multiple Smith Soc chapters were pleased to welcome author Adrian Wooldridge discuss his new book (with John Micklethwait), The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State. In this book, Wooldridge argues that current system of state-dominated politics and economics is coming to end; big government is being replaced with smart government.
Smith Soc hosted a lunchtime debate over the 2010 Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform Act and its implications. Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Diana Furchtgott-Roth debated with Will Marshall from the Progressive Policy Institute. David DesRosiers of RealClearpolitics moderated the debate. The event was a part of the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management chapter's Trek to Washington, DC.