On Tuesday, April 4th, the Adam Smith Society chapter at Duke University Fuqua School of Business welcomed entrepreneur and angel investor Christina Bechhold to campus. She is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Empire Angels, a venture capital and angel investing firm.
On Friday March 31st, Smith Soc members from our chapter at the Brandeis International Business School made a Trek last week to New York City to explore Wall Street and Midtown firsthand, and meet directly with several Smith Soc alumni.
At a mid-day luncheon at the Penn Club, Brandeis members met with three Smith Soc alumni:
The Smith Soc chapter at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business hosted a debate on trade issues on Monday, March 27. Manhattan Institiue fellow Oren Cass and John K. Veroneau, a partner at Covington & Burling LLP. The debate was hosted by Georgetown professor J. Bradford Jensen.
The Smith Soc chapter at the MIT Sloan School of Management hosted noted conservative intellectual and policy expert Yuval Levin on Thursday, March 16, for a wide-ranging discussion centering on health care reform.
Our professional chapters have tapped three foreign policy experts to comment on issues from cyber security to trade to immigration.
Smith Soc Treks, the Adam Smith Society's ongoing series of weekend-long, destination-based seminars, opened our Spring 2017 program this past weekend. From March 9th through 12th, a select group of Smith Soc student and professional members met with experts in the field of health care policy. With a program entitled, "Rebooting Health Care," the Treks series embraced a timely topic: discussions recently began in Congress and in the media over the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA).
Our chapter at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business welcomed alumnus David Booth for a dinner on Thursday evening. Thanks to Mr. Booth for an enlightening discussion of entrepreneurship, business leadership, the benefits of the free market, and the dangers of crony capitalism. There was also an informal Q&A with chapter members.
As 2016 has drawn to a close, tech industry insiders increasingly have been wondering if the "sharing economy" has hit its peak. Has the market become saturated with new start-ups and apps? What is the future of companies operating in this space?
The Adam Smith Society's second event in the Smith Soc Treks series was held from November 17-19, 2016 in Boca Raton, Florida. This Trek's focus was the historical and philosophical debate of "Capitalism vs. Socialism" and discussion was driven by our reader, What Adam Smith Knew: Moral Lessons on Capitalism from Its Greatest Champions and Fiercest Opponents.