School launches new flagship event series

School launches new flagship event series

Issued: Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:29:00 GMT

Adam Smith Distinguished Speaker Series

A new series of Business School events is welcoming acclaimed speakers from the world of economics to the University.

The Adam Smith Distinguished Speaker Series saw Dr Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, discuss Trade War and the Post-American World Economy at the inaugural event, on Monday 12 November.

The series of talks, aimed at academics, students, PhD students and research fellows, will attract world-class academics and researchers recognised outwith their specialised field to present on a range of topics.

The speakers will challenge conventional wisdom and constructively offer bold propositions to transform policy for the benefit of society just like Adam Smith in his time was able to disrupt the old view of economics and his ideas led society into prosperity.

The Adam Smith Distinguished Speaker Series will be the flagship research event in the Business School’s calendar and will include at least two talks each semester.

Professor of Economics, Professor John Tsoukalas said: “I would like to welcome and encourage all academics, students and other stakeholders from within and outside the University to participate in our new Adam Smith Distinguished Speaker series. Our world class speakers will offer unique perspectives on hotly debated economic and social, political and policy challenges.”