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  1. Fresh Ideas Post the Brexit Vote: Why Doesn't the UK Have Its Own Sovereign Wealth Fund?

    Monday, 28 November 2016

    Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Chair of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission, is joined in conversation by John Penrose, MP for Weston-super-Mare; former Constitution Minister, UK Government; former businessman, and Philip Booth, Director of Research and Public Engagement, St Mary's Twickenham; former Senior Fellow at the Institute for Economic Affairs.

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  2. Post-Brexit Briefing: Frozen Capital—A Case Study of Iceland, Special Trade Commission

    Thursday, 6 October 2016

    The most recent briefing of the Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission (STC) focused on the specific case of the capital controls regime in Iceland and its current period of amendment, which represents a key distortion in EFTA markets’ financial services regulation.

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  3. Trade Negotiations: An Opportunity After Brexit—How to Get it Right—2016 Conservative Party Conference

    Tuesday, 4 October 2016

    Brexit: Get it right and Britain can help create a new golden age of free trade and prosperity; get in wrong and protectionism, populism and impoverishment will follow. This panel at the 2016 Conservative Party Conference explored these issues and explained how an ambitious and radical trade agenda could deliver on the promise of a revitalised nation.

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  4. Global Trade Policy and Threats to the Global Economy with Jeff Schott

    Thursday, 29 September 2016

    Jeff Schott, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics discusses the challenges of negotiating new, open trade deals in the context of slow economic growth and risk averse industry.

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  5. Growing and Sharing Prosperity—2016 Labour Party Conference

    Tuesday, 27 September 2016

    How we can spread prosperity throughout society? This panel at the 2016 Labour Party Conference discussed what enables and hinders life chances in the UK. The speakers also explored how policy-makers can make decisions that promote better cohesion at a national and a local level.

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  6. The Role of Cities in the History of Capitalism with Anne Murphy

    Tuesday, 27 September 2016

    The 2016 History of Capitalism lecture series throws the spotlight on the role played by cities and regions that stand out in particular moments within the History of Capitalism. In this short interview, Dr Anne Murphy (Reader in History and Associate Dean for Research, School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire) explains the influence of Venice in the history of international trade.

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  7. What the City of London Needs from Brexit negotiations with Mark Boalet

    Wednesday, 14 September 2016

    Mark Boleat, Policy Chairman at the City of London Corporation, discusses the potential impact of Brexit on London, as well as why the UK government must acknowledge and cater for the many different 'interests' of the City—not just a few.

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  8. Post-Brexit Briefing: Financial Services, Special Trade Commission

    Thursday, 8 September 2016

    The latest post-Brexit briefing of the Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission (STC) focused on how the UK’s vibrant financial services sector can be best served in the Brexit negotiations with Europe.

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  9. Launch of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission with Shanker Singham

    Thursday, 21 July 2016

    LI's Director of Economic Policy, Shanker Singham, launches a new Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission, set up in the wake of Brexit. The Commission aims to present a roadmap for the many trade negotiations which the UK will need to undertake now.

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  10. The Government’s Role in Creating a Prosperous Economy with Greg Hands, MP

    Monday, 13 June 2016

    The Rt. Hon. Greg Hands MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, discusses the government’s role in creating a prosperous economy, including the Treasury's immediate and longer-term priorities, including plans for public spending on the NHS and infrastructure.

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  11. Should Ukraine Privatise its Energy Companies?

    Wednesday, 8 June 2016

    In conversation with the Legatum Institute's Anne Applebaum, Ilya Zaslavskiy (Senior Visiting Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Institute) discussed the importance of fighting corruption and transitioning to the standards of the EU energy market.

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  12. The Role of Cities in the History of Capitalism with Catherine Schenk

    Thursday, 2 June 2016

    The 2016 History of Capitalism lecture series throws the spotlight on the role played by cities and regions that stand out in particular moments within the History of Capitalism. In this short interview prior to her lecture on Hong Kong, Catherine Schenk, Professor of International Economic History at the University of Glasgow, shares her thoughts on which cities have played a key role in shaping human flourishing, and who will be the ones to watch in the future.

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  13. Growth and Prosperity in Africa: What's Worked, and What's Next? with Lord Malloch-Brown

    Wednesday, 1 June 2016

    With a decade of strong growth in Africa now at its close, where has that growth most delivered progress on prosperity, and why? To mark the launch of the ‘2016 Africa Prosperity Report', Lord Malloch-Brown gave a keynote speech on Africa’s prosperity.

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  14. Think the Unthinkable with Julia Peyton-Jones

    Thursday, 12 May 2016

    Julia Peyton-Jones, former Director of the Serpentine Gallery, discusses her experiences at the helm of one of the most successful public contemporary galleries in the world.

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  15. What Makes a Prosperous Nation? A Perspective from New Zealand

    Thursday, 5 May 2016

    New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the Hon. Bill English MP, discusses the country's economy and the opportunities and challenges it faces looking forward.

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  16. The Role of Cities in the History of Capitalism with Victoria Bateman

    Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    Victoria Bateman, Fellow in Economics at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, reflects on 800 years of history to understand which cities have been instrumental to 'the history of capitalism' and human flourishing.

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  17. What Kind of Transition? Burma’s New Government and Directions for the Future? with Richard Cockett

    Thursday, 31 March 2016

    Richard Cockett, former South East Asia Editor for The Economist, gave his insights into the prospects for Burma’s new government and discussed his book, 'Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma'.

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  18. Race to the White House: Will Populism Trump Prosperity?

    Wednesday, 23 March 2016

    Tim Shipman, Political Editor of The Sunday Times, moderated a panel discussion that analysed the dynamics of the 2016 US elections. Speakers included Anne Applebaum (Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute); Tim Montgomerie (Columnist for The Times and Legatum Fellow); and Shanker Singham (Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies and economic advisor to the Marco Rubio Presidential campaign).

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  19. The Role of Cities in the History of Capitalism with Huw Bowen

    Wednesday, 16 March 2016

    The 2016 History of Capitalism lecture series throws the spotlight on the role played by cities and regions that stand out in particular moments within the History of Capitalism. In this short clip, Huw Bowen, Professor of Modern History at Swansea University, highlights the cities that he believes have had the biggest impact on the past, the present and the future of capitalism.

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  20. Austrian Economics in the 21st Century with Peter Boettke

    Friday, 4 March 2016

    Peter Boettke, one of the world’s most prominent Austrian economists, discusses the US elections (in particular, the rise of populist candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump), the issue of inequality and economic distortion, which Boettke believes has come about because of the crony capitalism that has been spawned by a regulatory system that is captured by the elites, and why 'innovation' could be the 'magic bullet' for improving human capital.

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  21. A Conversation with Nobel Prize-Winner, Angus Deaton

    Monday, 29 February 2016

    The Legatum Institute was delighted to host Professor Angus Deaton, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics, in conversation with Democracy Lab editor, Christian Caryl, for a discussion on the debate around 'wealth vs health', the rise of big data, and what it was like to receive 'that' phone call from Stockholm.

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  22. The Role of Cities in the History of Capitalism with David Abulafia

    Wednesday, 10 February 2016

    The 2016 History of Capitalism lecture series throws the spotlight on the role played by cities and regions that stand out in particular moments within the History of Capitalism. In this short clip, David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History at Cambridge University, explains why London was key to the history of capitalism and human flourishing.

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  23. How to Stop Corruption with Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

    Thursday, 4 February 2016

    Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (Hertie School of Government) discusses her new book, 'The Quest for Good Governance: How Societies Develop Control of Corruption' which shows why only so few succeeded in building control of corruption.

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  24. A World Transformed: Studies in the History of Capitalism—with Antony Beevor

    Wednesday, 27 January 2016

    A conversation with Antony Beevor, author and historian, to launch the Legatum Institute's latest History of Capitalism report, ‘A World Transformed: Studies in the History of Capitalism’.

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  25. Crisis in Context: The Migrants' Story with Katya Andreyev

    Wednesday, 27 January 2016

    Katya Andreyev of The Russian and East European Studies Centre at the University of Oxford discusses the migration of Tsarist and revolutionary Russian refugees in the late 19th/early 21st century.

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  26. Crisis in Context: The Migrants' Story with Peter Heather

    Wednesday, 27 January 2016

    Peter Heather of King’s College London and author of 'Empires and Barbarians: Migration, Development and the Birth of Europe' discusses the role of migrants in the early middle ages.

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  27. What Does the Future Hold for China? with Kerry Brown

    Thursday, 21 January 2016

    Professor Kerry Brown (Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King's College London) discusses China's current economic transition and the impact it may have on the country's future political landscape. He also discusses the use of political communication in terms of public belief.

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  28. Media and Power The Chinese Way with Gary Rawnsley

    Thursday, 21 January 2016

    Gary Rawnsley, Director of International Strategy at the University of Aberystwyth and co-author of 'The Routledge Handbook of Chinese', discusses China’s growing ‘soft power’ and how television, journalism, the Internet and social media has, over the last decade, been used to expand the country's cultural influence.

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  29. Labour’s Economic Agenda for 2016

    Wednesday, 20 January 2016

    Seema Malhotra, Shadow Chief Secretary for the Treasury and MP for Feltham and Heston, discussed the idea of shared prosperity with broader, inclusive economic goals, as opposed to short term economic policy-making.

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  30. Rollback: Central Europe’s Populist Tide

    Tuesday, 19 January 2016

    Anton Shekhovtsov, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Legatum Institute discusses his new paper 'Is Transition Reversible? The Case of Central Europe' with Anne Applebaum.

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  31. The Public Wealth of Nations—with Dag Detter

    Tuesday, 12 January 2016

    Dag Detter, Legatum Fellow and CEO of Whetstone Solutions discusses his book 'The Public Wealth of Nations: How Management of Public Assets Can Boost or Bust Economic Growth', in conversation with Shanker Singham.

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  32. Defeating ISIS: Is There a Non-Violent Solution? With Srdja Popovic (Part 1)

    Monday, 23 November 2015

    Srdja Popovic—the man who brought down Milosevic, schooled the Arab Spring and has been called ‘The Secret Architect of Global Revolution’—discusses innovative ways to defeat ISIS using non-violent methods.

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  33. Conspiracy-mongering in the 21st Century—With Srdja Popovic (Part 2)

    Monday, 23 November 2015

    Srdja Popovic—the man who brought down Milosevic, schooled the Arab Spring and has been called ‘The Secret Architect of Global Revolution’—discusses ways to respond to authoritarian-led conspiracy theories

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  34. After The Crash, Before The War: Culture And Society In 1930s Europe—With Philipp Blom

    Thursday, 19 November 2015

    Philipp Blom, author, journalist, lecturer and broadcaster, paints a picture of 1930s Europe to help uncover what it was like to live after the Wall Street Crash.

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  35. Happy Days: Britain’s 'Great' Depression

    Thursday, 19 November 2015

    In this short interview, the Legatum Institute's Stephen Clarke challenges the speakers on the policies of the British Government in the aftermath of the Wall Street Crash and asks the big question: Did Britain really experience a 'great depression'?

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  36. Prosperity for All: Restoring Faith in Capitalism with George Osborne

    Wednesday, 4 November 2015

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, launched the Legatum Institute’s ‘Prosperity for All’ manifesto, written by Senior Fellow Tim Montgomerie.

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  37. Business and Infrastructure with Lord Adonis

    Tuesday, 20 October 2015

    Lord Adonis, the new Chair of the UK Government’s Infrastructure Commission, discusses why Britain must invest in its infrastructure if it is to boost business across the UK.

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  38. Winter is Coming with Garry Kasparov

    Tuesday, 6 October 2015

    Democracy activist and chess master Garry Kasparov discusses his new book 'Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped'.

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  39. From Rags to World's Richest: The Ambani Story with Sam Wilkin

    Tuesday, 22 September 2015

    Sam Wilkin, a senior advisor to Oxford Economics, discussed how Indian entrepreneur Dhirubhai Ambani completed one of the most unlikely "rags to riches" stories of modern times, and what lessons his experience can teach entrepreneurs in India today.

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  40. Covering Burma's Historic Elections with Christian Caryl

    Tuesday, 22 September 2015

    Christian Caryl, Democracy Lab editor and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow, reports from Rangoon where he is covering Burma's historic elections.

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  41. 21st Century Information War How Should NATO and Democratic Governments Respond

    Tuesday, 22 September 2015

    Panel discussion to launch a collection of papers that look at how 21st century warfare is changing and what can be done to react to information warfare. Speakers included Ben Nimmo, former NATO Public Affairs Officer on Russia and Eastern Europe; Laura Jackson, Director of Research for US Defence Department Study on China’s new warfare; and Mark Laity, Chief of Strategic Communications, NATO European Headquarters. Moderated by Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.

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  42. Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital, Enriched the World with Deirdre McCloskey

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015

    Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of History, Economics, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, delivered a lecture at the Legatum Institute that argued ideas, rather than capital, play a crucial role in enriching the world.

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  43. The Urban Escalator with James Fischelis and Harry Mount

    Thursday, 10 September 2015

    James Fischelis and Harry Mount discuss why some cities are surrounded by slums and riddled with crime, while others are affluent, ordered and desirable places to live.

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  44. Tax Reform and the US Elections with Congressman George Holding

    Wednesday, 2 September 2015

    Congressman George Holding, Representative for the 13th District of North Carolina, discusses tax reform and US politics with Sian Hansen.

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  45. How Churchill Learnt to Love the Free Market with Andrew Roberts

    Wednesday, 24 June 2015

    Historian, author and presenter Andrew Roberts discussed the development of Winston Churchill’s support of the free market, one of the less-studied facets of his well-documented career.

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  46. Ukraine: The Broken Economic Model, Who Pays for It, and How to Fix It? with Andrei Kirilenko

    Wednesday, 24 June 2015

    Andrei Kirilenko, Professor of the Practice of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management, discusses how to tackle Ukraine’s economic crisis

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  47. What Does a One Nation Justice System Look Like

    Monday, 22 June 2015

    Rt. Hon. Michael Gove delivers his first speech as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

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  48. The Death of Liberalism with Lord Paddy Ashdown

    Monday, 22 June 2015

    Lord (Paddy) Ashdown discusses the position of Britain's main political parties today, how to make voters feel connected to politicians (through devolution of powers to local communities) and why so many people in the West feel that capitalism is not working for them. Interviewed by Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute.

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  49. What Transition? The Strange Case of Hungary and Romania with Anton Shekhovtsov

    Monday, 15 June 2015

    Anton Shekhovtsov, Transitions Forum Visiting Senior Fellow, shares insights from his research on Romania and Hungary’s democratic development—and the threats that might lie ahead

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  50. Capitalism as a Moral Force with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

    Sunday, 14 June 2015

    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks discussed the contribution of social institutions like the family to economic growth

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  51. The Future of Higher Education with Stephen Trachtenberg

    Wednesday, 3 June 2015

    Interview with Stephen Trachtenberg, President Emeritus of George Washington University

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  52. Is Yemen Becoming the Next Syria? With Peter Salisbury

    Wednesday, 3 June 2015

    Peter Salisbury, freelance journalist and Democracy Lab blogger, gave a detailed analysis of the conflict in Yemen at a recent Transitions Forum breakfast.

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  53. Can Architecture Be (Im)Moral? with Charlotte Skene Catling

    Tuesday, 19 May 2015

    Charlotte Skene Catling shares her thoughts on why entrepreneurial architects matter in policy and how they can contribute to lasting prosperity as we grow our cities.

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  54. Smart Money: How High-Stakes Financial Innovation is Reshaping Our World for the Better with Andrew Palmer

    Thursday, 14 May 2015

    Andrew Palmer (Business Affairs Editor at The Economist) discusses his book, 'Smart Money'.

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  55. Shakespeare on the Road to Freedom

    Thursday, 7 May 2015

    As part of the 'Roads to Freedom' series, A.N. Wilson, biographer, novelist and columnist, discusses the ways in which Shakespeare has been used by British and European admirers and detractors, particularly during the 19th century.

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  56. The Age of Plunder: How We Traded Africa

    Tuesday, 5 May 2015

    Bronwen Everill, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, King's College London, discusses the Atlantic commercial enterprise and the Royal African Company.

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  57. Burma’s Transition: Moving Forward or Stepping Back? With Min Zin

    Friday, 24 April 2015

    Min Zin, Legatum Fellow and Democracy Lab blogger, discussed Burma's democratic progress.

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  58. What Is the Future of the Russian Opposition? With Leonid Volkov

    Tuesday, 21 April 2015

    Leonid Volkov, a member of Russia's Central Council of the Party of Progress gives an insider's perspective on the future of the Russian Opposition within the context of today’s challenges and in the lead up to the 2016 Parliamentary elections.

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  59. Magna Carta: The Greatest Bargain Ever Struck

    Thursday, 16 April 2015

    Dan Hannan, MEP discussed the importance of the Magna Carta

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  60. Libya: Whose Land Is It?

    Thursday, 16 April 2015

    Rhodri Williams a rule of law expert with experience in transitional justice and property rights issues in fragile and post-conflict settings in conversation with Anne Applebaum at the launch of the Legatum Institute's new paper on property rights.

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  61. How to Be Dutch, the Modern Way with Maarten Prak

    Tuesday, 14 April 2015

    Maarten Prak of the University of Utrecht gave a lecture on why the Dutch Republic flourished in the 17th century

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  62. America's Presidential Race—2016 with Jacob Heilbrunn

    Tuesday, 14 April 2015

    Jacob Heilbrunn, Editor of The National Interest, discusses his predictions for the 2016 US presidential election

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  63. Blueprint for Revolution with Srdja Popovic

    Thursday, 9 April 2015

    Srdja Popovic discusses how nonviolent movements can bring about democratic transitions and revolutions

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  64. Boris Johnson Launches the Legatum Institute's Vision of Capitalism Project

    Monday, 30 March 2015

    Boris Johnson launches the Legatum Institute's Vision of Capitalism project

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  65. Pensions, Retirement and Taxation with David Gauke, MP

    Tuesday, 17 March 2015

    David Gauke MP, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury discussed pensions, tax reform and the future of Britain as a business centre.

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  66. The Shadow Economy—Impact on Innovation, East and West with Edward Lucas and Jan Svenjar

    Monday, 16 March 2015

    The Economist's Edward Lucas and Jan Svenjar discuss the role the shadow economy can play in a country’s prosperity.

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  67. Is There a Future for Ukraine with Yevhen Hlibovytsky

    Friday, 13 March 2015

    Yevhen Hlibovytsky, Founder of Pro.Mova and member of the Nestor Group discusses a strategy for nation building in Ukraine

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  68. Whatever Happened To Compassionate Conservatism? With the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove, MP

    Friday, 13 March 2015

    Speech by the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove to launch the book, 'The Good Right'.

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  69. Launch of The Good Right with Michael Gove, MP, Syed Kamall, MEP and Tim Montgomerie

    Friday, 13 March 2015

    Discussion with the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove, MP, Syed Kamall, MEP and Tim Montgomerie, Legatum Institute at the launch of the book, 'The Good Right'

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  70. Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security with Sarah Chayes

    Friday, 6 March 2015

    Sarah Chayes discussed her new book 'Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security'

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  71. Global Trade: The Beginnings with David Abulafia

    Wednesday, 4 March 2015

    David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge, on the role of merchants from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and the ways in which they fostered the roots of global trade

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  72. Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin with Fiona Hill

    Tuesday, 3 March 2015

    Fiona Hill of the Brookings Institution, discussed her book, 'Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin'.

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  73. You Heard It Here First—A Pollster's General Election Forecast with Ben Page

    Tuesday, 24 February 2015

    Ben Page of Ipsos-MORI discusses 2015 UK general election

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  74. The Economics of Prosperity—With Digby, Lord Jones

    Monday, 16 February 2015

    Digby Jones discusses business and economics

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  75. Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia

    Wednesday, 11 February 2015

    Peter Pomerantsev discusses his new book

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  76. Character and Values in Society and Education with Sir Anthony Seldon

    Thursday, 5 February 2015

    Podcast with Sir Anthony Seldon on values, character and education

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  77. The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP in Conversation with Eve Pollard

    Wednesday, 4 February 2015

    Podcast with Theresa May, Home Secretary

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  78. Tackling Iranian Propaganda Through Online Education with Mariam Memarsadeghi

    Tuesday, 3 February 2015

    Conversation with Mariam Memarsadeghi, Co-Director of Tavaana, an e-learning institute for Iranian civil society

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  79. Would You Employ a Young Person? with Chloe Smith, MP for Norwich North

    Tuesday, 20 January 2015

    Podcast with Chloe Smith, MP for Norwich North and former Treasury Minister

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  80. Who Was the 'Real' Machiavelli?

    Monday, 19 January 2015

    Podcast with William Connell of Seton Hall University.

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  81. Rome's Economic Revolution

    Thursday, 15 January 2015

    History of Capitalism lecture with Philip Kay, Supernumerary Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford.

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  82. The Future of Free Schools with Baroness Evans of Bowes Park

    Wednesday, 14 January 2015

    Podcast with Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on Free Schools.

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  83. Where is Africa Now? Launch of the 2014 Africa Prosperity Report

    Thursday, 11 December 2014

    Launch of the 2014 Africa Prosperity Report

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  84. Why Do Societies Prosper? With Martin Vander Weyer, Emma Duncan and Victoria Bateman

    Thursday, 4 December 2014

    2014 Charles Street Symposium with Martin Vander Weyer, Emma Duncan and Victoria Bateman

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  85. Ukraine Crisis: What it Means for the West - with Andrew Wilson

    Tuesday, 2 December 2014

    A year after the start of the Euromaidan, the Legatum Institute hosted Andrew Wilson for a lunch discussion based on his new book, 'Ukraine Crisis: What it Means for the West', to assess the events that have happened in the past 12 months.

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  86. Industrialisation: Why Britain Got There First

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014

    With Nicholas Crafts, Professor of Economics and Economic History and the Director of the ESRC Research Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick.

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  87. Using the Word “Genocide”: How to Fight Genocide Denial Without Infringing Free Speech

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014

    Book discussion with Geoffrey Robertson QC.

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  88. Building for the Future: What Does Legacy Really Mean

    Monday, 24 November 2014

    Jonathan Meades, writer, journalist, and film-maker, debates the concept of architectural legacy.

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  89. Magna Carta—800 Years On: The Middle East and North Africa Region (Session 2/3)

    Thursday, 20 November 2014

    In anticipation of 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the Legatum Institute hosted a half-day seminar on the international history and present day realities of constitutions and constitution building.

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  90. Magna Carta—800 Years On: Constitutional Conventions and the Process of Negotiation (Session 3/3)

    Thursday, 20 November 2014

    In anticipation of 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the Legatum Institute hosted a half-day seminar on the international history and present day realities of constitutions and constitution building.

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  91. Magna Carta—800 Years On: Western Constitutional Tradition (Session 1/3)

    Thursday, 20 November 2014

    In anticipation of 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the Legatum Institute hosted a half-day seminar on the international history and present day realities of constitutions and constitution building.

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  92. Defining Opportunity and Prosperity Beyond Economic Growth

    Tuesday, 18 November 2014

    Panel discussion at the Brookings Institution to launch the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index.

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  93. Launch of the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ and the 'British Enterprise Spirit'

    Tuesday, 4 November 2014

    Launch of the 2014 Prosperity Index and panel discussion

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  94. Combatting Russian Disinformation in the 21st Century with Michael Weiss and Janis Karkins

    Thursday, 30 October 2014

    Alanna Putze, Senior Programme Director at the Legatum Institute moderated a conversation on the impact of Russian disinformation for Europe and the world (Part 2)

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  95. Combatting Russian Disinformation in the 21st Century with Boris Reitschuster and Joerg Eigendorf

    Thursday, 30 October 2014

    Alanna Putze, Senior Programme Director at the Legatum Institute moderated a conversation on the impact of Russian disinformation for Europe and the world (Part 1)

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  96. What is Suburbia? Session 2: The Suburban Cutting Edge with Ed Vaizey, Fred Manson and James Fischelis

    Thursday, 16 October 2014

    The Legatum Institute's latest 'Architecture of Prosperity' conference, titled 'London and the Evolution of Suburbia'. The second session of the conference discussed the role of suburbs when thinking about 'smart growth', and what are the opportunities and challenges of the suburban revival?

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  97. What is Suburbia? Session 1: The Roots of Suburbia - with Rupa Huq and Oliver Green

    Thursday, 16 October 2014

    The Legatum Institute's latest 'Architecture of Prosperity' conference, titled 'London and the Evolution of Suburbia'. The first session of the conference discussed how views of London’s suburbs have evolved throughout history, how its borders have been shaped, and how this affects our approaches towards suburbia today. 

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  98. What is Suburbia? Session 3: Thinking about the Future - with Adam Greenfield

    Thursday, 16 October 2014

    The Legatum Institute's latest 'Architecture of Prosperity' conference, titled 'London and the Evolution of Suburbia'.

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  99. Beyond GDP: The True Roots of Prosperity

    Sunday, 28 September 2014

    The Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion at the 2014 Conservative Party conference looking at the drivers of—and the obstacles to—UK prosperity, beyond GDP.

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  100. The Consolations of Economics - with Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Adviser to the Mayor of London

    Friday, 12 September 2014

    The Legatum Institute hosted a lunch discussion with Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor to Boris Johnson, where he offered an optimistic view of the future of the global economy within the context of his new book, 'The Consolations of Economics: How We Will All Benefit from the New World Order'.

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  101. Athenian Civilisations: The Glory That Endures

    Wednesday, 3 September 2014

    The Mayor of London drew brilliant parallels between Athens and London and laid out his manifesto as a potential Prime Minister in an authoritative and entertaining, livestreamed lecture for the Legatum Institute on Thursday, 4 September 2014.

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  102. Looting Ukraine: the East, the West, and the Corruption of a Country

    Thursday, 17 July 2014

    The Legatum Institute, in association with the Institute of Modern Russia, launched 'Looting Ukraine: How East and West Teamed up to Steal a Country', a new case-study by Oliver Bullough examining the endemic corruption that prevents Ukraine's transition-and that the West colludes in.

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  103. Revolutionary Tactics: From Georgia to Ukraine?

    Sunday, 22 June 2014

    The Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion to launch a new 'Transitions Forum' case study on police and judicial reform in Georgia.

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  104. What's Gone Wrong with the EU? Part 2, with Roger Bootle

    Monday, 26 May 2014

    The Legatum Institute's inaugural 'Economics of Prosperity' lecture hosted Graeme Leach, Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute and Roger Bootle, Managing Director of Capital Economics and winner of the Wolfson Economics Prize.

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  105. What's Gone Wrong with the EU? Part 1, with Graeme Leach

    Monday, 26 May 2014

    The Legatum Institute's inaugural 'Economics of Prosperity' lecture hosted Graeme Leach, Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute and Roger Bootle, Managing Director of Capital Economics and winner of the Wolfson Economics Prize.

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  106. A Global Transition: From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic with David Abulafia

    Friday, 23 May 2014

    As part of the Legatum Institute's 'History of Capitalism' series, Professor David Abulafia of the University of Cambridge delivered a lecture exploring how European trade, and distinctive business practices, spread westwards along the coasts of the Mediterranean, both Christian and Islamic, to become a global phenomenon.

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  107. The Nationalisation of Language with Simon Heffer

    Friday, 23 May 2014

    As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Roads to Freedom' series, author and columnist Simon Heffer delivered a lecture on 'The Nationalisation of Language', arguing that the expansion of state control in the years after 1945 also witnessed an insidious subversion of English usage.

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  108. Launch of the Commission on 'Wellbeing and Policy' Report

    Wednesday, 30 April 2014

    The Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion with Lord (Gus) O'Donnell and others to mark the launch of 'Wellbeing and Policy', a report which aims to stimulate debate around if, and how, wellbeing analysis should influence government policy.

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  109. The Second Arab Awakening with Marwan Muasher

    Wednesday, 30 April 2014

    The Legatum Institute in cooperation with the Council for Arab-British Understanding (Caabu), hosted Marwan Muasher, Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment and former Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan, to launch his new book 'The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism'

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  110. Architecture of Prosperity - The Built Environment and Creative Capacity 2/2

    Wednesday, 30 April 2014

    As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Architecture of Prosperity' series, this inaugural seminar explored the role of urban landscapes in shaping our wellbeing and creativity.

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  111. Architecture of Prosperity - The Built Environment and Creative Capacity 1/2

    Wednesday, 30 April 2014

    As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Architecture of Prosperity' series, this inaugural seminar explored the role of urban landscapes in shaping our wellbeing and creativity.

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  112. The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence

    Friday, 14 March 2014

    The Legatum Institute hosted the International Justice Mission (IJM) for a discussion and pre-launch of a new book authored by Gary Haugen, Founder and CEO of IJM, and Victor Boutros, Federal Prosecutor for the US Department of Justice. Speakers included Gary Haugen and Kevin Bales, lead author of the Global Slavery Index and Co-Founder and former President of Free the Slaves. The discussion was moderated by the Legatum Institute's Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum.

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  113. London, Kiev, Moscow - What Next? Legatum Institute Panel Discussion

    Friday, 14 March 2014

    The Legatum Institute's Anne Applebaum hosted a conversation with author and journalist, Peter Pomerantsev, The Economist's Edward Lucas, and Chatham House's Orysia Lutsevych to discuss the potential consequences of Russia's invasion of Crimea, both for Russia and the international community.

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  114. History of Capitalism Series: Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism with Benedikt Koehler

    Friday, 28 February 2014

    As part of a new three-year 'History of Capitalism' course, historian and former banker Benedikt Koehler, delivered an inaugural lecture based on his forthcoming book, Early Islam and the Origins of Capitalism.

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  115. The Importance of Culture in a Prosperous Society

    Friday, 7 February 2014

    The Legatum Institute hosted a panel on the cultural aspects of prosperity at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. The discussion was based on Dorothy Kosinski's global fellowship paper, 'A Case for the Importance of Culture in a Prosperous Society'. Speaking on the panel was Dorothy Kosinski, Director of The Phillips Collection and Steven Knapp, President of George Washington University. The discussion was moderated by Jeffrey Brown, correspondent for the arts, culture and society at PBS Newshour. All speakers were introduced by Alanna Putze, Senior Programme Director at the Legatum Institute.

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  116. The Next Big Thing: A Historical Approach to Thinking About the Future

    Friday, 7 February 2014

    The Legatum Institute, Harvard Business Review and USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study hosted an intensive half-day conference on how different disciplines think about the future. The first session discussed how different disciplines approach forecasting, and how science, technology and human judgement are interlinked to determine the best outcomes when making predictions and tracking behaviour. Discussants: Matthew Barzun, US Ambassador to the UK, Ben Page, CEO of Ipsos Mori and Mikkel Rasmussen, Europe Director of ReD Associates. The conversation was moderated by Jeffrey Gedmin, President and CEO of the Legatum Institute. 

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  117. The Deadly Simplicities of Adolf von Harnack with former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams

    Wednesday, 8 January 2014

    As part of the Legatum Institute's Salon Series, 'Prosperity on the Edge: 1913-14 The Last Year of Peace', former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams delivered a lecture on historian Adolf von Harnack's influence at the time, as well as the way in which post-war thought was shaped by the reaction against his kind of liberal religion. The discussion was moderated by Legatum Institute Senior Adviser Hywel Williams.

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  118. The Next Big Thing: A Historical Approach to Thinking About the Future - Session 2

    Thursday, 12 December 2013

    The Legatum Institute, Harvard Business Review and USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study hosted an intensive half-day conference on how different disciplines think about the future. The second session of the day, entitled 'Revolutions in the Pipeline',  looked at future innovations and potential shifts in technology and economics, which may have a disruptive impact. Discussants: Diane Coyle, President of Enlightenment Economics and Ben Hammersley, writer and futurist.

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  119. Reforming Libya's Financial Sector, and the Politics That Go With It

    Wednesday, 27 November 2013

    To mark the launch of its latest 'Transitions Forum' paper on "Libya in Transition: Reforming the financial sector to spur economic growth", the Legatum Institute, in partnership with Brehon Advisory, will host a livestreamed panel discussion with Mark Dempsey, Dr Fatima Hamroush and Mary Fitzgerald. The discussion was moderated by LI Director of Global Transitions Anne Applebaum.

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  120. The Role of ICT in Promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Toomas Ilves, President of Estonia

    Tuesday, 26 November 2013

    Estonian President Toomas Ilves delivered a keynote address for the Legatum Institute. He discussed how Estonia went from a "a non-digital society with no hardware, no software and a completely different form of communication, to a world where we cannot imagine living without this technology".

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  121. What Makes Entrepreneurship Thrive?

    Monday, 25 November 2013

    A livestreamed discussion to launch the first of the Legatum Institute's Global Fellow's papers, beginning on the series with a paper on entrepreneurship in the developing world. Authored by Reuben Abraham, the paper 'Learning by Doing: What Makes Entrepreneurship Thrive?' presents lessons learned and findings from over six years' experience combining research and practice to engineer entrepreneurial solutions to pressing socio-economic problems. Panellists included: Reuben Abraham, Partner and Head of Urbanization at the IDFC Foundation in Mumbai, Guy Rigby, Head of Entrepreneurs at Smith & Williamson, and Gunilla Carlsson, former Swedish Minister for International Development. The discussion was moderated by Jeffrey Gedmin, President and CEO of the Legatum Institute. The event was hosted in partnership with the Centre for Entrepreneurs.

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  122. Thinking Through a Regional Bank for Reconstruction and Development in West Asia - North Africa

    Thursday, 14 November 2013

    The Legatum Institute was pleased to host the West Asia - North Africa (WANA) Forum chaired by His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal for a private roundtable discussion about the concept of a Regional Bank for Reconstruction and Development (RBRD) in the WANA region. In this short clip, LI Director of Global Transitions interviews Prince El Hassan on the themes discussed at the roundtable.

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  123. Smart Power: The Missing Middle of National Power with Christian Whiton

    Thursday, 31 October 2013

    In association with The Henry Jackson Society, the Legatum Institute hosted Christian Whiton, Principal of D.C. International Advisory for a discussion on his book which offers new solutions to the foreign threats the UK and US face today, including radical reform of the national security bureaucracy. The discussion was moderated by the Henry Jackson Society's Douglas Murray.

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  124. The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East Josh Muravchik Legatum Institute

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013

    In a discussion at the Legatum Institute Josh Muravchik, Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School for 23 October 2013: In a discussion at the Legatum Institute Josh Muravchik, Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies, presented and discussed ideas from his latest book, 'The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East'. The discussion was moderated by Jeffrey Gedmin, President and CEO of the Legatum Institute.

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  125. American Foreign Policy In An Age of Transitions with William Inboden

    Friday, 18 October 2013

    A conversation with William Inboden, William P. Clements, Jr. Center for History, Strategy, and Statecraft, University of Texas-Austin, on American foreign policies. The discussion was moderated by the Legatum Institute's Nathan Gamester.

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  126. A Century of Chanel with Justine Picardie - Legatum Institute

    Thursday, 17 October 2013

    As part of the Legatum Institute's latest Salon Series 'Prosperity on the Edge: 1913-14 The Last Year of Peace', Justine Picardie, Editor-in-chief at 'Harper's Bazaar UK' and Coco's most recent biographer, discussed how the designer's entrepreneurial rise to fame in 1913 created an explosive impact that continues to reverberate today. The discussion was moderated by Legatum Institute Senior Adviser Hywel Williams.

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  127. The Role Of Economics In Democratic Transitions - Kenya with Carole Kariuki Legatum Institute

    Thursday, 17 October 2013

    Speaking as part of the Legatum Institute's ongoing series with the National Endowment for Democracy's International Forum for Democratic Studies, and 'World Affairs' magazine, Kenya Private Sector Alliance CEO, Carole Kariuki, was optimistic about the role the private sector can play in securing Kenya's democratic progress. The discussion was moderated by Peter Lewis and was hosted at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC.

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  128. The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality with Angus Deaton (Legatum Institute)

    Tuesday, 15 October 2013

    Princeton University Professor of Economics and International Affairs, and Legatum Institute Wellbeing Commissioner, Angus Deaton gave a talk on his new book, The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality. Interviewed by Zachary Courser, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute

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  129. Consumers at the Heart of Markets with Laura Sandys MP & Richard Lloyd - Legatum Institute

    Tuesday, 8 October 2013

    As part of its 'Policy Dialogues' series, the Legatum Institute hosted Laura Sandys MP for a discussion on the policy proposals outlined in her paper 'Consumers at the Heart of Markets'. The paper calls for radical reform to ensure that consumers are centre stage in policy-making. Responding to Laura's view was Richard Lloyd, Executive Director of Which? magazine. The conversation was moderated by Hywel Wiliams, Senior Adviser at the Legatum Institute.

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  130. Strange Rebels: 1979 & the Birth of the 21st Century with Christian Caryl

    Thursday, 3 October 2013

    In an event at the Legatum Institute, author, veteran journalist and 'Democracy Lab' Editor, Christian Caryl, discussed his new book which shows how the world we live in today-and the problems that plague it-began to take shape in the pivotal year of 1979. The discussion was moderated by Anne Applebaum, Director of Global Transitions at the Legatum Institute

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  131. Sir Edward Grey & the Crisis of July 1914 with Vernon Bogdanor - Legatum Institute

    Thursday, 26 September 2013

    As part of the Legatum Institute's latest Salon Series 'Prosperity on the Edge: 1913-14 The Last Year of Peace' King's College London Professor Vernon Bogdanor examined the role and contribution of the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, in the last months of peace. Introductory remarks from Hywel Williams, Senior Advisor at the Legatum Institute

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  132. The Future of Conservatism and the Fate of Free Enterprise - Legatum Institute

    Monday, 15 July 2013

    As part of its continuing program exploring the moral foundations of capitalism, the Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion with prominent American and British conservative commentators on the future of free enterprise. Panellists Bill Kristol (editor of The Weekly Standard), Yuval Levin (editor of National Affairs) and Tim Montgomerie (opinion editor and columnist for The Times), engaged in a transatlantic dialogue on the roots of the persistent economic crisis in the US and Europe, and how to formulate a politically durable and innovative conservative reform agenda in response.

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  133. Freedom House present 'Nations in Transit 2013' report - Legatum Institute

    Monday, 15 July 2013

    How can the Euro-Atlantic community protect democratic development in the new EU states and the Balkans while confronting aggressive authoritarianism further east? In conversation with 'The Economist's' Edward Lucas, representatives from Washington DC-based Freedom House presented their annual publication, 'Nations in Transit'. Includes Q&A.

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  134. Professor Steven Pearlstein on 'Morality and Capitalism' - Legatum Institute

    Thursday, 13 June 2013

    As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Morality and Capitalism' series, George Mason University professor, Steven Pearlstein, shared his views on why we may need to re-examine the concept of capitalism and markets. Earlier this year, Professor Pearlstein stirred debate and discussion with a Washington Post commentary piece entitled "Is Capitalism Moral?". While establishing that socialism and communism have been thoroughly discredited since the Cold War, he indicated that stagnant incomes, growing economic inequality, and the recent financial crisis is beginning to force us all to re-examine the functioning of capitalism and markets.

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  135. The Relationship Between Growth & Democracy - Brazil, Legatum Institute

    Friday, 31 May 2013

    The Legatum Institute and its partner think tanks held the third and final workshop of the 'Democracy Consensus', this time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In this podcast, LI's Anne Applebaum interviews Adrian Wooldridge (The Economist), Ann Bernstein (Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa) and Eswaran Sridharan (UPIASI) on their reflections from the workshop.

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  136. Adel Al-Toraifi - Subsidies Reform in Egypt

    Friday, 10 May 2013

    Subsidies Reform in Egypt

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  137. Jane Kinninmont - Reform of Egyptian Subsidies

    Friday, 10 May 2013

    Reform of Egyptian Subsidies

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  138. Fiona Samuels - Reform of Egyptian Subsidies

    Friday, 10 May 2013

    Fiona Samuels - Reform of Egyptian Subsidies

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  139. Dalibor Rohac - Reforming Egyptian subsidies

    Friday, 19 April 2013

    Subsidies to consumer goods, including fuels and food, account for almost one third of Egypt's public spending. They have been an inefficient method of helping the poor and represent an unsustainable drain on Egypt's public finances. On this rationale, Dalibor Rohac presented his paper, 'Towards a Reform of Egyptian Subsidies - The Political Feasibility of Unconditional Cash Transfers', arguing for an immediate elimination of subsidies and their replacement with a stream of unconditional cash transfers.

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  140. Is the British Press a Model for the World? Chris Blackhurst & Anne Applebaum

    Wednesday, 27 March 2013

    The Legatum Institute and Editorial Intelligence were pleased to co-host a very timely breakfast discussion on media freedom, post-Leveson, with Chris Blackhurst, Group Editorial Director at The Independent and Anne Applebaum, Director of Global Transitions at the Legatum Institute.

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  141. The 11th Kirti Rinpoche - Tibet in Transition: Violent Methods, Peaceful Change?

    Friday, 22 March 2013

    The Legatum Institute hosted a discussion with His Eminence the 11th Kirti Rinpoche on the crisis of self-immolation that has swept through Tibet during the last four years.

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  142. The Relationship Between Growth & Democracy - South Africa, Legatum Institute

    Monday, 18 March 2013

    The Legatum Institute and its partner think tanks held the second workshop of the 'Democracy Consensus', this time in Johannesburg, South Africa. Speakers included Anne Applebaum (Legatum Institute), Ann Bernstein (Centre for Development and Enterprise), Edwin Ritchken (Department of Public Enterprises, South Africa), Simon Schwartzman (Instituto de Estudos do Trabalho e Sociedade, Brazil), Adrian Wooldridge (The Economist).  The Democracy Consensus is a partnership between the Legatum Institute and think tanks in South Africa, India and Brazil. The project aims to understand better the relationship between democracy and market capitalism in the developing world

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  143. Five Traps for Putin: Report Launch - Ben Judah & Oliver Bullough Legatum Institute

    Monday, 4 March 2013

    At the launch of a new Legatum Institute Transitions Forum report 'Five Traps for Putin', journalist and authors Ben Judah and Oliver Bullough discussed the sources of Russia's coming instability.

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  144. Where Are We Now - Are The Arts Any Use Lord Grey Gowrie Legatum Institute

    Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Promise of Freedom' series, (Lord) Grey Gowrie delivered the inaugural lecture on the question of poetry and its centrality to the conversation that has taken place between English and American literature in the decades since the Queen's coronation in 1953.

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  145. The History and Future of Guerrilla Warfare - Max Boot - Legatum Institute

    Tuesday, 19 February 2013

    In an event at the Legatum Institute, Max Boot, author and Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations discussed his most recent book 'Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present'.

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  146. The Rise of American English with David Skinner - Legatum Institute

    Sunday, 13 January 2013

    As part of the Legatum Institute's Salon Series, author and editor of 'Humanities' magazine, David Skinner, discussed his book 'The Story of Ain't', which looks at the spread of American English in cultural history.

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  147. Is National Identity Best Served by the Nation State? Michael Goldfarb - Legatum Institute

    Friday, 30 November 2012

    Has the nation state, a political unit with internationally recognised boundaries, had its day? Does it matter if it disappears? A discussion with author, journalist and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb as part of the Legatum Institute's Salon Series.

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  148. Preparing for a Syrian Transition - Legatum Institute Panel (Ashraf Ghani & Clare Lockhart)

    Thursday, 29 November 2012

    The Legatum Institute hosted a live webcast and panel discussion with Dr Ashraf Ghani, former finance minister of Afghanistan and Clare Lockhart, who worked with him on the 2001 Bonn Agreement and later on the Afghan transition. The panel discussed their new paper on Syria - Preparing for a Syrian Transition - which sought lessons from the global experience of transition in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. The discussion was moderated by the Legatum Institute's Director of Political Studies, Anne Applebaum

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  149. Discussion with Carl Gershman at the Legatum Institute

    Thursday, 29 November 2012

    Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), visited the Legatum Institute (LI) to discuss current democracy challenges with a group of invited attendees.

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  150. Grey Gowrie - Poetic Enterprise and the Flourishing Society (Legatum Institute)

    Thursday, 1 November 2012

    Grey Gowrie discusses the parallels between poetry and music, in his poetic tribute to Billie Holliday, "Lady Day" as part of the Legatum Institute's 'Salon Series'

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  151. B.H. Fraser - Poetic Enterprise and the Flourishing Society (Legatum Institute)

    Thursday, 1 November 2012

    B.H. Fraser reads "Observation" which reflects of the build-up to the financial crisis. The reading took place as part of the Legatum Institute's 'Salon Series'.

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  152. Anne Applebaum - BBC Broadcasting House

    Sunday, 14 October 2012

    LI's Director of Political Studies participates in Radio 4's Broadcasting House review of the Sunday papers, discussing Obama, Syria, education and the EU.

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  153. Rethinking the Good - Larry Temkin - Legatum Institute

    Thursday, 11 October 2012

    In a conversation at the Legatum Institute, Rutgers University Professor of Philosophy Larry Temkin discusses his original and unsettling works of sceptical philosophy that mounts an important new challenge to contemporary ethics.

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  154. Anne Applebaum - Andrew Marr BBC Start the Week

    Monday, 1 October 2012

    LI's Anne Applebaum discusses internationalism from a post-1945 Eastern European perspective (BBC Radio 4's Start the Week with Andrew Marr)

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  155. Anne Applebaum - Radio 4

    Tuesday, 25 September 2012

    A new survey published in the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily showed that 63 per cent of Germans were more concerned about inflation than any other national issue or threat. In a discussion with Radio 4's Today programme, LI's Anne Applebaum shares her views on what causes such preoccupations and psychoses among citizens.

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  156. Gurcharan Das - India Grows at Night

    Wednesday, 19 September 2012

    Leading Indian writer, commentator, and former CEO of Procter & Gamble in India Gurcharan Das introduces his new book at the Legatum Institute.

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  157. Christian Caryl Interview - US Embassy Attack in Libya

    Wednesday, 12 September 2012

    Democracy Lab editor, Christian Caryl, discusses the 11 September US embassy attack in Benghazi and protests in Cairo over a US-made film that mocks the Prophet Mohammed. The interview was broadcast on Southern California Public Radio.

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  158. Greg Barker MP discussion at Legatum Institute

    Tuesday, 11 September 2012

    Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, Greg Barker, discusses the possible future evolution of environmental policies in an age of economic austerity. The conversation took place as part of the Legatum Institute's 'Salon Series', a host of lectures which promote a discourse between cultural, philosophical, economic and political modes of enquiry.

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  159. Gus ODonnell - Legatum Institute

    Saturday, 1 September 2012

    Gus O'Donell, former UK Cabinet Secretary and Chair of LI's new 'Commission on Wellbeing Policy' appeared on BBC Radio 3's Night Waves programme to discuss the value of happiness as a measure of our quality of life, and overall prosperity.

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  160. Anne Applebaum on Libya today and advice for Syria

    Tuesday, 21 August 2012

    LI's Director of Political Studies, Anne Applebaum, joined a discussion to mark the one year anniversary of the liberation of Libya (BBC Radio 4, World at One, 21 August 2012)

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