"Wherever there is great property, there is great inequality." - Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations


The Adam Smith Global Foundation are delighted to welcome Susan Wilson, the Principal Officer for the US Consulate General In Edinburgh to the newly restored Adam Smith Heritage Centre and Close on Friday.

Susan will meet with the Foundation, principal funders and members of the Kirkcaldy Ambitions Partnership.

Michael Levack, Chairperson of the Foundation said “ We are absolutely delighted to welcome Susan to Kirkcaldy and in particular to the Adam Smith Heritage Centre where Smith was born.  We look forward to discussing collaborative links and partnership working that will help support the Legacy of Adam Smith Globally and here in his home town.”

Neil Crooks, Chairperson of the Kirkcaldy Ambitions Group said “reclaiming Adam Smith as our Local hero, Global Icon is a very exciting opportunity for Kirkcaldy, one which we hope will lead to increased global connections as well as supporting the exciting partnership work taking place within the town.”



Susan Wilson is the Principal Officer for the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. A native of Richmond, Virginia, she most recently served as the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Adana, Turkey, where her two main priorities were encouraging the internal peace process in Turkey's volatile southeastern region, and working to alleviate spillover effects in Turkey from the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria. She also served as Assistant Public Affairs Officer in Ljubljana, Slovenia; and as Vice Consul in Kingston, Jamaica. 

Prior to joining the State Department, Susan was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jizzak, Uzbekistan, and also taught as an adjunct History instructor at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She holds a B.A. in Medieval Studies from Georgetown University and an M.A. in medieval history from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Susan is married to Michael Leath, and they have two children.

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