An Evening with His Eminence Cardinal Turkson
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
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.
Science and Religion—with Andrew Briggs
Monday, 25 January 2016
The Legatum Institute hosted Andrew Briggs, Professor of Nanomaterials at Oxford University and artist Roger Wagner for a discussion around their book ‘The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions’.
Capitalism as a Moral Force
Monday, 15 June 2015
As part of the Legatum Insitute's Prosperity for All project, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks discussed the contribution of social institutions like the family to economic growth.
Why Politicians Avoid the F-word
Monday, 9 February 2015
The family offers the best shield against increasing loneliness and isolation - our politicans mustn't be afraid to talk about it, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute (Daily Telegraph)
Nuns Could Teach Tristram Hunt a Thing or Two
Sunday, 8 February 2015
Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute, offers advice to UK Shadow Education Secretary of State, following his recent comments on teacher training (Daily Mail)
Europe is Becoming a No God zone
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
We must act fast to protect outward signs of observance, or religion will be purged completely from public life in the West, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute (Daily Telegraph)
From the Yazidis to the Copts: The Fate of Minority Religions
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
The Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum was pleased to host a lunch discussion with former diplomat Gerard Russell to speak about his new book Heirs to Forgotten Kingdom: Journey into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East. Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Institute, moderated the lively conversation.
Industrialisation: Why Britain Got There First
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
In the final 2014 lecture in the History of Capitalism series, the Legatum Institute hosted 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, who explored the question of why Britain was the first country in the world to experience the transition to an industrialised economy.
Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism
Thursday, 20 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.
A Renaissance for the Islamic World?
Saturday, 4 August 2012
Vali Nasr looks at the potential rejuvenation for the Islamic civilization and suggests the key to success could be through creating economic relationships on a global scale.
The Rise Of The Islamic World
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Vali Nasr argues there are important policy implications to be drawn from the stalled rise of Islamic civilization.