Henry Olsen, co-author of The Four Faces of the Republican Party and the Fight for the 2016 Presidential Nomination, was a guest of our Chicago chapters this week. Speaking with the Chicago Professional Chapter on Monday, April 25, and a joint meeting of our Booth and Kellogg chapters on Tuesday, April 26, Olsen led discussions about the issues of the 2016 election, and put the debates and battles over both parties' nomination in the context of past contests.
On April 18th, Smith Soc's Wake Forest University chapter hosted Scott Winship for a social hour to celebrate the end of the academic year. The Smith Soc members at Wake closed out a year in which their chapter earned "Comeback Chapter of the Year" at the National Meeting.
Scott participated in a Q&A led by chapter executive committee member Abrea Amrstrong. He answered questions about poverty, social & economic mobility, and the policies currently being debated during the US Presidential Election.
On April 1, a group of Olin School MBA students, including the Olin Smith Soc Chapter, helped launch the school's first annual Impact Investing Symposium.
On March 29, the Smith Soc New York City Professional Chapter hosted Ken Mehlman, the Global Head of Public Affairs at KKR.
The Smith Soc chapter at UC-Berkeley's Haas School of Business hosted Paul McCulley on March 28th.
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 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.