Interest> Adam Smith Society (ADA)

The Adam Smith Society is a nationwide, chapter-based association of MBA students and business leaders who work to promote intellectual debate and discussion about capitalism. For MBA graduates, the Adam Smith Society also facilitates a national alumni network that connects recent graduates, current students and business leaders. The Adam Smith Society is a project of the Manhattan Institute, a think tank focusing on economic growth, education, energy and environment, health care, legal reform, public sector, race and urban policy.


ADA Officers


Adi Rajapuram


Mark Zerlang


Dan Conklin

VP of Partnerships and Events

Nick Lindholm

VP of Partnerships and Events

Arjun Chopra

VP of Finance

Adam Harbaugh

VP of Manhattan Institute Relations

Andriy Kamenetskyy

VP of Marketing and Communications




Speaker Series
This is a series of exclusive, on-campus events that give MBA students access to prominent business leaders, academics, journalists and public officials.

National Meeting
The Adam Smith Society National Meeting brings together MBA students, alumni and business leaders for a weekend of thought-provoking panels and lively discussion. The conference provides a unique opportunity for MBA students to meet with some of today’s most important free-market business leaders and to network with many other students from top business schools across the country. A closing cocktail reception and awards ceremony highlight the winners of our various competitive awards. The national office provides travel scholarships for Adam Smith Society student members.


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