On Thursday evening in San Francisco's Financial District, The Adam Smith Society's professional chapters closed out a busy opening month to a fall season packed with events. The San Francisco Professional Chapter welcomed Katie Biber Chen, the general counsel of sharing economy rising star Thumbtack.
The Smith Soc Chicago Professional Chapter held its Summer Reception on Thursday July 21. The chapter welcomed Samara Klar, PhD, a political science professor from the University of Arizona. Dr. Klar studies independent voters - why they think and vote the way they do. She held an informal conversation about the current election season. Given the historic nature of the 2016 election cycle, independent voters are primed to play a major role in the outcome.
The Smith Soc Chapter at the UCLA Anderson School of Management hosted Tom Bevan, founder and publisher of RealClearPolitics for a lunch and informal discussion about the 2016 Election on June 1, 2016.
Adam Smith Society members from the Stanford Graduate School of Business had the pleasure of meeting with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Members shared lunch and a wide-ranging, off-the-record conversation with Dr. Rice, who is currently a professor at Stanford and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
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 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 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.