The Adam Smith Society chapter at the SMU Cox School of Business held its first event last Thursday evening. After dinner and a warm introduction from Professor Bob Lawson, the Independent Institute's Dwight Lee spoke to the assembled members about Adam Smith and the Morality of Markets.
Smith Soc served as a sponsor for an Intelligence Squared US debate on campus free speech, debating the proposition "Free Speech is Threatened on Campus." The debate was held the evening of March 1st at Yale University at the Yale Repertory Theatre, in New Haven, Connecticut.
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.
With the 2016 presidential election contest heating up, the connections between politics, policy, and the economy are on everyone minds. To further discussion about these issues, Smith Soc’s New York City Professional Chapter hosted CNBC’s Larry Kudlow for a salon dinner on Thursday evening, January 28, 2016. Mr.
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.
From the controversy in the mainstream press surrounding Turing Pharmaceuticals to the discussions surrounding the ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act, healthcare continues to be a major concern among both the business community and the population at large. Recent Adam Smith Society events, hosted by two of our on-campus chapters, provided MBA students and their university communities with perspectives on a variety of issues surrounding healthcare and business.
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.
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.
The Adam Smith Society Chapter at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business co-sponsored, along with the UVA chapter of the Federalist Society, a panel discussion on tax law and tax reform entitled, “Tax Reform Alternatives for the 21st Century”. The participants were Rep. Bob Woodall (GA-7) of the U.S.