Thursday, 5 May 2016

Britain's Future in the World: A Time of Choosing

As the EU referendum approaches, the Legatum Institute will host a debate on Britain’s role in the world with Steve Baker (MP for Wycombe), Gideon Rachman (Financial Times) and Anne Applebaum (Legatum Institute).

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Authoritarianism Goes Global: The Challenge to Democracy

The Legatum Institute will host a conversation with the authors of 'Authoritarianism Goes Global', a new collection of essays that presents fresh insights on the complicated issues surrounding authoritarian resurgence.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Cottonopolis: Manchester, the Growth and Growing Pains of a Modern City

In the third History of Capitalism lecture for 2016, Victoria Bateman, Fellow in Economics at Cambridge University's Gonville and Caius College, charted the rise of Manchester, discussing the growing pains involved in its rapid growth into a truly international city.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Putting Beauty into the Politics of Prosperity

The Legatum Institute will host a discussion with Fiona Reynolds, author of a new book that makes the case for beauty as a very real, human need rather than an idealistic or elitist aesthetic. She will be joined in conversation by Oliver Letwin, MP for West Dorset and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Race to the White House: Will Populism Trump Prosperity?

Tim Shipman, Political Editor of The Sunday Times, moderated a panel discussion that analysed the dynamics of what is already proving to be an extraordinary US presidential election.

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Sian Hansen, Executive Director

Who We Are

Sian Hansen, Executive Director

The Legatum Institute is an international think tank and educational charity focused on promoting prosperity. We do this by researching our core themes of revitalising capitalism and democracy

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Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Director of the Prosperity Index

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Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Director of the Prosperity Index

The Legatum Institute's signature annual publication is the Prosperity Index, a unique global assessment of national prosperity based on both wealth and wellbeing

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Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum

Transitions Forum

Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum

A series of projects, led by Anne Applebaum and Peter Pomerantsev, dedicated to the study of radical political and economic change

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Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies

Economics of Prosperity

Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies

This programme examines how countries can become more productive, and how free trade and open, competitive markets can help people of all incomes increase their prosperity

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Cristina Odone, Director of the Centre for Character & Values

Centre for Character & Values

Cristina Odone, Director of the Centre for Character & Values

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The Culture of Prosperity

Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser

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