LI in the News
The burial of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body is a powerful reminder of the importance of ritual and gestures, writes LI President and CEO Jeffrey Gedmin (Huffington Post).
In a panel discussion at the Legatum Institute, Cato Institute scholar Dalibor Rohac presented a new paper arguing for an immediate end to subsidies in Egypt and their replacement with unconditional cash transfers.
LI President and CEO Jeffrey Gedmin shares impressions from a trip to Varanasi, India, where he visited projects combating human trafficking (Huffington Post).
In her Washington Post column, LI Director of Global Transitions, Anne Applebaum, asks if the United States in danger of forgetting the ally it has in Australia.
Writing for the Africa at LSE blog, LI Programme Coordinator, Hemal Shah, argues that South Africans should use their democratic and demographic advantages to tackle their massive unemployment problem.
Young professionals explore the vital connection between culture and politics and its impact in shaping prosperous societies.
Ideas and approaches from the private sector can have substantial impact in enhancing engagement with foreign audiences.
Over 1,500 guests attend ‘Promise Of Freedom’ concert at National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
Though it may not appear so on the surface, the era of ‘managed democracy’ and ‘Putinism by consent’ is coming to an end. In a new 'Transitions Forum' report, author Ben Judah identifies five risks to Putin’s grip on power and to Russia’s stability in general.
In a new Transitions Forum paper, Jerry Timmins discusses how media regulation can help create the foundations for prosperity and peace in transitional countries with some insights from conversations in post-genocide Rwanda and post-revolutionary Libya.
www.libyamediawiki.com is a unique, open, assessment tracking the transformation of Libyan media since the revolution.
Papers commissioned for the Legatum Institute's The Future of Iran workshop on educational reform are available below.
In an unprecedented fall, the US drops out of the top ten of the 2012 Legatum Prosperity Index. The new edition of the index also includes 32 new entrants, bringing the total number of countries to 142 and extending the Prosperity Index coverage to 96% of the world’s population and 99% of global GDP.
LONDON (24 July, 2012) The Legatum Institute is establishing a high-level Commission to examine the policy implications of wellbeing research. The Commission on Wellbeing Policy will be chaired by Gus O'Donnell who, until late 2011, was the UK Cabinet Secretary, the highest-ranking official in the Civil Service.
Through a series of multi-disciplinary conferences and papers, the project will explore policy options that support and advance healthy, free and prosperous societies.
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