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An Evening with His Eminence Cardinal Turkson


An Evening with His Eminence Cardinal Turkson

Cardinal Peter Turkson

The Legatum Institute was delighted to welcome Cardinal Peter Turkson, who flew in from Rome especially, for a conversation on the moral case for free and competitive markets, cronyism, and his idea for the creation of new cities in developing countries.

Upcoming Events

  • The Opportunities and Challenges for Women Entrepreneurs: The case for Zambia

    Tuesday, 24 January 2017

    Following a recent, well attended, visit to the Legatum Institute, Vice-President of the Republic of Zambia, Her Honour Mrs Inonge Wina returns to explain how her country is trying to make the business environment there more attractive for women to set up as entrepreneurs.

    She'll discuss what obstacles need to be removed, what "success" will look like and what benefits that might bring to the Zambian economy. 

  • Economic Model for Britain post Brexit: The Innovation Economy

    Wednesday, 22 February 2017

    The Legatum Institute’s  Business Forum will host a conversation with George Freeman, Chair of the Prime Minister's Policy Board and MP for Mid Norfolk. He will discuss the crucial role of the ‘innovation economy’ in post-Brexit Britain.

  • The Tyranny of Orthodoxy: Identity Politics and the Culture of Victimhood

    Tuesday, 14 March 2017

    The only feeling that is better than being right, in today's culture, is being "wronged". Michael Ramsden asks: As we increasingly identify ourselves as victims of someone else's decisions and call for opposing voices to be silenced, are we heading into a situation where one kind of freedom trumps another?

Past Events

Brexit: A Pathway Forward

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

(from left to right) Shanker Singham, Director of the Economics of Prosperity Programme, David Davis, State Secretary for Exiting the EU, Tim Hames (Director General of the BVCA) and Philippa Stroud, CEO of the Legatum Institute.

As part of the Legatum Institute's Business Forum, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, expanded on the strategy for Brexit negotiations, the most important and sensitive task for the UK Government in the coming months. 

He confirmed the Government's intention to trigger Article 50 at the end of March 2017, begining the two year period of negotiation with the EU and that their intention was to “minimise the costs and maximise the benefits” of whatever the relationship would be in the future.

We were extremely grateful for the support of the BVCA for this event