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.
The Cornell Johnson School of Management Smith Soc chapter partnered with the Cornell Energy Club to sponsor a panel discussion entitled, The Impact of Innovation on the Energy Industry.
The UT Austin McCombs School of Business chapter had the pleasure to host journalist and author Andrew Palmer.
The Smith Soc NYU Stern chapter hosted Dr. Michael Spence, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics, for a lunch-time talk on December 10th. Dr. Spence has been the William R. Berkley Professor in Economics & Business at Stern since 2010. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
The Smith Soc Chapter at the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business welcomed Brian M. Carney, member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, for a talk on December 8th. Carney is the co-author of the book, Freedom, Inc.: Free Your Employees and Let Them Lead Your Business to Higher Productivity, Profits, and Growth.
The Smith Soc Chapter at the Columbia Business School hosted hedge fund manager and philathropist Paul Singer for a moderated discussion on November 12th. Mr. Singer is the foudner and president of the Elliott Management Corporation as well as the founder of the Paul E. Singer Foundation. Leading the discussion and partnering Mr. Singer on stage was Dan Senor, former member of the President George W.
Several Adam Smith Society chapters tuned in to the Intelligence Squared US debate on income inequality: "Income Inequality Impairs the American Dream of Upward Mobility" The debate featured Manhattan Institute Fellow Scott Winship and Former Partner Bain Capital Ed Conard, debate against, Senior Economist and Director of Health Policy Research at the Econ
Multiple Smith Soc chapters were pleased to welcome author Adrian Wooldridge discuss his new book (with John Micklethwait), The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State. In this book, Wooldridge argues that current system of state-dominated politics and economics is coming to end; big government is being replaced with smart government.