Last month, members from our student and professional chapters trekked to Edinburgh, Scotland for a weekend immersed in the texts of Adam Smith and local culture where he spent many years. In discussions led by Adam Smith scholar Dr.
Last weekend weekend, 15 student and professional members from a variety of our chapters convened in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a Smith Soc Trek on the future of financial services.
This fall, our chapters in the U.S. and abroad have been active with numerous events on business, public policy, and more.
This summer we hosted receptions in London, Houston, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
On June 15, we welcomed Wake Forest University professor James Otteson for a Saturday seminar in New York. Otteson discussed the principles of Adam Smith and how to apply those principles to current economic issues.
Poets & Quants has released its list of 100 MBAs To Watch in the Class of 2019.Congratulations to members Michael Bailey (SMU Cox), Svitlana Niskoklon (UNC Kenan-Flagler), Tyler Yoder (Indiana-Kelley), and Michael Annunziata (USC Marshall) for appearing on this year's list. Explore the full list.
Last week, members had the opportunity to attend SkyBridge Capital's SALT Conferencein Las Vegas—a “global thought leadership forum devoted to unlocking growth opportunities in the fields of finance, economics, entrepreneurship, public policy, technology and philanthropy.” Speakers included
Last week, a group of Smith Soc members from across the country embarked on a weeklong trek to Israel. Over the course of the trip, members unraveled how Israel became the Startup Nation—meeting with representatives from venture capital, startups, government, and the media, including the Jerusalem Post. Members toured Old City Jerusalem and met with the former chief scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Economy. The group also visited JVP, a prominent venture capital firm, and Mobileye, a leading autonomous vehicle company.
The Adam Smith Society is pleased to introduce Greg Menken as our new Executive Director. With two decades of experience in membership development, coalition-building, and public affairs, Greg is charged with building upon the proud legacy of the Adam Smith Society and guiding us into the next phase of growth. He strongly believes that the power of the organization lies in its members and looks forward to developing new opportunities to further enhance the understanding and stewardship of the free-enterprise economic system.
Aspiring for variety,
We look at autonomy
Within the economy.
I hope it brings notoriety!
—Limerick by UVA Darden member James (Asher) Begley