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Adam Smith Tercentenary Week

Adam Smith Tercentenary Week

Date: Monday 05 June 2023 - Saturday 10 June 2023
Venue: Various
Category: Ceremonial events, Public lectures, Academic events
Website: www.gla.ac.uk/explore/adamsmith300/events/tercentenaryweek/

Tercentenary Week, held in partnership with the Adam Smith Global Foundation and Panmure House, is the focal point of Adam Smith 300.

Confirmed speakers include Gita Gopinath, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Nobel Prize winner Professor Angus Deaton, and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Deirdre Nansen McCloskey.

The lectures by Gita Gopinath and Professor Angus Deaton are supported by The Hunter Foundation.

Other activities, including Professor McCloskey’s lecture, are part of a series of events supported by the John Templeton Foundation that are taking place throughout 2023.

The week will conclude with a Symposium on 10 June, where international scholars and practitioners will bring Smith into conversation with contemporary issues. Keynotes include Professor Sir Tim Besley (LSE), Professor Benjamin Friedman (Harvard), and Professor Anne Case (Princeton).

Participants will also enjoy commemorative events including:

  • An event to mark Smith’s Christening at the Old Kirk in Kirkcaldy
  • Tours of key Smith locations (including Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh)
  • Academic workshops
  • Adam Smith Student Day

See more details on the Adam Smith 300 website

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