The San Francisco Professional Chapter held its 2017 Summer Reception on Thursday July 20th. The reception featured a conversation with Joe Lonsdale, one of the co-founders of Palantir. Lonsdale also is a co-founder of 8VC and helped launch a number of other multi-billion dollar companies, including Formation 8, Addepar, and OpenGov.
On Wednesday July 19, Smith Soc's Houston Professional Chapter hosted its annual summer reception. The event featured Stephen Trauber, the Vice Chairman and Global Head of Energy Power Chemical at Citigroup. One of the nation's leading experts on the energy sector, Trauber has served as a financial advisor on over $300 billion of energy transactions, including many of the most significant M&A and financing transactions in the oilfield service, exploration, production, refining and marketing sectors.
The Adam Smith Society hosted the fourth event of 2016-17 in the Smith Soc Treks series from June 8-10.
In a collaborative effort, the Smith Soc chapters at Chicago Booth and Northwestern Kellogg teamed up on May 23rd to host noted statistician and author Uri Bram for a reception and talk about the real world applications of statistical research.
Smith Soc's MIT Sloan chapter welcomed Adam Segal, for a dinner and talk on cybersecurity on May 23rd. Segal is the Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Smith Soc’s partnership with Anthony Scaramucci and SkyBridge Capital continued this year and brought our award-winning chapter leaders to the SALT (SkyBridge Alternatives) Conference in Las Vegas. SALT is one of America's leading business conferences, noted for bringing together an eclectic mix of luminaries from the worlds of business, politics, and entertainment.
The Adam Smith Society is pleased to announce that three additional business school campuses will be launching chapters during the 2017-18 academic year.
The Smith Soc Wharton Chapter hosted a well-attended event on the morning of Monday May 1st, a Debate: "The Future of American Health Care." Moderated by Dan Polsky of the Wharton School, panelists were: Paul Howard of the Manhattan Institute, Ezekiel Emanuel of the Penn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Po