The 2022-23 Chapter Leader Retreat took place in Arlington, Virginia, on May 20-21, 2022.
Washington Post columnist George F. Will will deliver the Retreat’s keynote address on the importance of capitalism to a free society. Mr. Will regularly appears on NBC and MSNBC and is the author of the recent The Conservative Sensibility.
George Mason economist Donald Boudreaux on the historical context of today’s antitrust debates. Professor Boudreaux is the author of Globalization and serves as a senior fellow at the Mercatus Center, the American Institute for Economic Research, and the Fraser Institute.
Marilyn G. Fedak, Adam Smith Society co-founder and Vice Chair Emeritus at AllianceBernstein Global, on the history of the Adam Smith Society, its role in developing the next generation of free-market thinkers and entrepreneurs, and the important place of philanthropy to securing a liberal-democratic society.
Professor Maria Paganelli on Adam Smith’s moral critique of mercantilism and the abiding influence of his work. Professor Paganelli is an associate professor of Economics at Trinity University and the author of the Routledge Guidebook of Smith’s Wealth of Nations (2020).
Johns Hopkins political scientist Steven Teles on how regulatory capture hurts the most vulnerable in society and what can be done to counteract the power of special interest groups. A senior fellow at the Niskanen Center, Professor Teles is coauthor of The Captured Economy with Brink Lindsey.