This fall, our chapters in the U.S. and abroad have been active with numerous events on business, public policy, and more.
In London, Bobby Vedral, founder of the macro advisory firm MacroEagle and former Global Head of Market Strats at Goldman Sachs, discussed global markets with our members. Our Rice Jones chapter hosted a campus-wide competition on the business prospects of Beyond Meat and other meat alternatives—seven student teams competed. In California, our USC Marshall chapter welcomed former Tastemade COO Geraldine Martin-Coppola for a conversation on startup innovation. Our Carnegie Mellon Tepper and Pittsburgh Katz chapters came together to host a viewing of our debate on universal basic income.
Art Laffer spoke to a packed room of MBA students at our Vanderbilt Owen chapter. His lecture covered topics ranging from supply-side economics and his namesake—the Laffer Curve—to current economic and political predictions given the regulatory and economic climate. CU Boulder Leeds hosted a golf social with Shane Squibb (Mutual of Omaha). At UCCS, the chapter met with Dr. Tom Baker, professor of marketing at the University of Alabama, for a conversation about capitalism and business.
Student members of our Hebrew University chapter in Israel trekked to the United States. Starting their visit in New York City, the group met with public policy experts, including Manhattan Institute president Reihan Salam. They then continued to Washington, D.C., meeting with Scott Winship, executive director of the Joint Economic Committee and director of Senator Mike Lee's Social Capital Project; Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Department of Transportation; and Sara Matar, Senior Legislative Assistant for Foreign Affairs for Representative Lee Zeldin. The student members also visited the sights of the nation's capital, including the Embassy of Israel.