Adam Smith tercentenary

2023 marks the 300th anniversary of Adam Smith's birth, and the University of Glasgow is leading a year of academic events in honour of it. RGCS is a partner in those activities.


The next event will be:


RGCS Lecture: Ryan Griffiths, "Adam Smith's 'Coarse Clay' Political Realism", September 14

The Research Group on Constitutional Studies Lecture Series presents

Ryan Griffiths

Political Science, McGill University
"Adam Smith's 'Coarse Clay' Political Realism"

Response and comments by Shal Marriott, Political Science, McGill

A "Smith Around the World" Lecture co-sponsored by the Adam Smith Tercentenary of the University of Glasgow

Thursday, September 14, 4:30-6 pm
Leacock 232
Reception to follow, cosponsored by the Scottish Government Office in Canada and the University of Glasgow

The Research Group on Constitutional Studies is a unit of the Yan P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Ancient and Modern Worlds

The RGCS Lecture Series is supported in part by a grant from the Institute for Liberal Studies

Admission is free; registration is required. Please e-mail lincentre [at] , subject line Griffiths registration



Article from the McGill Faculty of Arts, May 2023: Undergraduate and graduate students from the Research Group on Constitutional Studies will take part in lectures, conferences and summer school programs in Scotland and Canada to mark Adam Smith’ 300th Anniversary celebrations led by the University of Glasgow.



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