The Adam Smith Society is pleased to announce our two newest student chapters, both of which officially launched this week. Smith Soc now features chapters on the campuses of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and Vanderbilt University. The chapter at the UCCS College of Business will be led in 2016-17 by Patrick Lazenby (President), Adrian Hope (Vice President), and Brandon Heinz (Treasurer).
Smith Soc welcomed leaders from all 25 student chapters, as well as representatives from a number of prospective chapters to New York City on Saturday July 30 for the annual Leadership Retreat. Meeting at a Midtown private club, the chapter leaders experienced a day-long program of training and information sessions, led by Smith Soc’s staff and several of the organization’s most successful alumni. The day culminated in a rooftop reception and talk by Adam Smith Society co-founder and Advisory Board member, Marilyn Fedak.
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 the UVA Darden School of Business hosted John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Markets, on March 22nd. Mackey spoke on the concept of "Conscious Capitalism," which he has written and spoken about extensively.
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.
Smith Soc’s chapter at the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business hosted author and commentator Jason Riley for a lively public talk on the evening of January 20, 2016.
Several of the Adam Smith Society’s North Carolina chapters were happy to have the opportunity to host John A. Allison at a series of events in November. Mr. Allison visited Smith Soc chapters at the Wake Forest University School of Business, the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly met with members of the Columbia and NYC Professional Chapters to discuss his book, Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City. The discussion component of the event was moderated by Alison Mangiero, Director of Outreach for the Adam Smith Society.
Manhattan Institute Fellow and Economics21 contributor Jared Meyer joined the Wake Forest Business School Smith Soc chapter book club session on October 7th. Jared provided Wa
Author Russ Roberts visited the NYU Stern chapter on April 16th to talk about his new book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life. Reading Adam Smith's other book - A Theory of Moral Sentiments - Roberts discovered that Smith was not just a source for economic theory, but also a guide to daily philosophy, how to approach big questions, and a source of timeless, practical wisdom.