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.
Happiness for All? Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index programme hosted a discussion with Carol Graham, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Sir (Gus) O'Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary. They discussed Graham's forthcoming book, Happiness for All? Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream, and how to employ ‘Economics of Wellbeing’ to improve policy-making.
The Despot’s Accomplice
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
The Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum
hosted a discussion with Brian Klaas
, Fellow at the London School of Economics and Democracy Lab
contributor, on his new book, 'The Despot's Accomplice
Money and Power: The Bank of England and London in the 18th Century
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
In the final History of Capitalism lecture, Anne Murphy, Reader in History and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Humanities at the University of Hertfordshire, told the story of the origins and workings of The Bank of England and its intricate relationship with the unique ecosystem of the City of London.
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.
The Legatum Institute and the Centre for Social Justice Launch Joint Research Project
Thursday, 7 July 2016
The Rt. Hon. Michael Gove, MP, gave keynote remarks at the Legatum Institute's 2016 Summer Party. The event also marked the launch of the '48:52' project, a collaboration between the Legatum Institute and the CSJ, which will produce a roadmap aimed at uniting the country and ensuring that all Britons have the chance to move from poverty to prosperity.
Why Should Anyone Innovate Here?
Monday, 4 July 2016
The Legatum Institute was pleased to host the Harvard Business Review for a discussion with professors Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones on the role of the organisation in an entrepreneurial society—what’s going wrong, and what leaders need to do to nurture the talents and aspirations of their most talented people.
Sneak Preview: How to Stop Disinformation
Thursday, 30 June 2016
The Ukrainian Institute hosted a discussion around a forthcoming Legatum Institute publication, titled “How to How to Stop Disinformation: Lessons from Ukraine for the Wider World”.
The Master Plan
Monday, 27 June 2016
The Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum
hosted a screening of the documentary 'The Master Plan'
, followed by a discussion and reception.
Britain and Europe: Culture, Country or Continent?
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
The Legatum Institute's 'Roads to Freedom' Series hosted a panel discussion ahead of the UK’s forthcoming EU Referendum that offered a fresh perspective through analysing Britain's relationship with continental Europe in the context of a thousand years of history.
Homes Not Houses: Putting Wellbeing First
Thursday, 9 June 2016
The 'Architecture of Prosperity
' programme hosted a panel discussion to mark the publication of 'Housing the Mind', a new Legatum Institute essay. The event also launched a forthcoming study by Create Streets
, titled 'Heart in the Right Street', which looks at the links between specific components of the built environment and measurable wellbeing.
Why Britain Should Remain in the EU
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
As part of the Legatum Institute’s Business Forum
, the Rt. Hon. Alan Johnson
, who heads the Labour Party’s EU referendum campaign, discussed the importance of convincing the Labour Party supporters to vote for the UK to remain in the European Union.
Think the Unthinkable
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Julia Peyton-Jones, Director of the Serpentine Gallery for 25 years, discussed her experiences at the helm of one of the most successful public contemporary galleries in the world, in particular with the ground-breaking Pavilions project. She has always insisted on thinking the unthinkable; “one of the things about running an institution that is incredibly small is that you have to be very creative about how you use it,” she said.
Britain's Future in the World: A Time of Choosing
Thursday, 5 May 2016
As the EU referendum approaches, the Legatum Institute hosted a debate on Britain’s role in the world with Steve Baker (MP for Wycombe), Gideon Rachman (Financial Times) and Anne Applebaum (Legatum Institute).
What Makes a Prosperous Nation? A Perspective from New Zealand
Thursday, 5 May 2016
The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index programme was delighted to host New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the Hon. Bill English MP, for a roundtable discussion of the path to a prosperous nation.
Authoritarianism Goes Global: The Challenge to Democracy
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
The Legatum Institute hosted 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.
Putting Beauty into the Politics of Prosperity
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
The Legatum Institute hosted a discussion with Fiona Reynolds, to launch her new book, 'The Fight for Beauty', which makes the case for beauty as a very real, human need rather than an idealistic or elitist aesthetic. She was joined by Oliver Letwin, MP for West Dorset and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Cottonopolis: Manchester, the Growth and Growing Pains of a Modern City
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
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.
Shakespeare on the Road to Freedom
Thursday, 7 April 2016
As part of the 'Roads to Freedom
' series, A.N. Wilson
, biographer, novelist and columnist, discussed the ways in which Shakespeare has been used by British and European admirers and detractors, particularly during the 19th century.
Life Starts at 70—AIG Legatum Prize
Thursday, 17 March 2016
The Legatum Institute and AIG Europe Ltd hosted a 'Dragons' Den'-style panel, where five young researchers pitched policy ideas on how to ensure that older people can lead more prosperous lives.
Copperopolis: Swansea’s Heyday, Decline and Regeneration
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
In the second lecture of the 2016 History of Capitalism series, Huw Bowen, Professor of Modern History at Swansea University, explored the significance of Swansea as an exemplar of how the capitalist dynamo, driven by aggressive, innovative entrepreneurialism, shaped patterns of economic development.
A Genuine Rapprochement? A Look at US Policy Towards Iran
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Richard Nephew, Program Director for Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University and former US negotiator on the Iran Sanctions, led an off-the-record discussion with analysts, academics and journalists.
The System is Rotten: Corruption and Reform in Tunisia
Wednesday, 2 March 2016
Having recently returned from two months of fieldwork investigating corruption and economic reform in Tunisia, Fadil Aliriza, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute, led an off-the-record discussion with analysts, academics and journalists.
An Update on Ukraine with Nataliya Gumenyuk
Monday, 29 February 2016
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Foreign Affairs hosted a meeting with Ukrainian journalist, commentator and Legatum Fellow, Nataliya Gumenyuk, in the House of Lords.
Productivity in the UK
Monday, 29 February 2016
Nick Boles, MP
, Minister of State for Skills, spoke at a Legatum Institute Business Forum
lunch on the government’s plan to improve UK productivity through greater investment in infrastructure, increased wages and training.
A Conversation with Nobel Prize-Winner, Angus Deaton
Saturday, 27 February 2016
The Legatum Institute was honoured to host Nobel Prize-winner and renowned economist, Professor Angus Deaton, as part of a meeting in Washington, DC with Prosperity Index advisors to discuss wealth creation and the many other drivers of prosperity.
Planning for Prosperity in the Age of Rapid Urbanisation
Friday, 26 February 2016
The Legatum Institute's 'Architecture of Prosperity' programme, together with the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, convened a workshop on 'Planning for Prosperity in the Age of Rapid Urbanisation' in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the upcoming Habitat III conference.
Lubeck and the Hanseatic League: The Birthplace of the Common Market
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
In the first lecture of the 2016 History of Capitalism series, David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History at Cambridge University and Legatum Fellow, told the story of the Hanseatic League and the city of Lubeck that lay at its heart.
Iranian Women and the Politics of Representation
Tuesday, 9 February 2016
, Associate Professor at Boston University, discussed the role of women in Iranian politics, especially in the context of the country's February parliamentary elections.
An Update on Libya with British Ambassador Peter Millett
Monday, 8 February 2016
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Foreign Affairs, with the help of the Legatum Institute, hosted a meeting at the House of Lords with Peter Millett, British Ambassador to Libya, to discuss recent developments in the country.
How to Stop Corruption—with Alina Mungiu-Pippidi
Thursday, 4 February 2016
In a discussion of her new book, The Quest for Good Governance: How Societies Develop Control of Corruption, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi explored how societies can control corruption and achieve good governance.
Crisis in Context: The Migrants’ Story
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
As part of its ‘Roads to Freedom’ series, the Legatum Institute hosted a panel of experts to explore why migration has always been a constant feature of history, and how the motivations and mechanisms of people on the move have shaped the world as it is today.
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’.
Labour’s Economic Agenda for 2016
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
As part of the Legatum Institute's Business Forum, 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.
Rollback: Central Europe’s Populist Tide
Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Anton Shekhovtsov, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Legatum Institute, presented his new paper, ‘Is Transition Reversible? The Case of Central Europe’, in conversation with Anne Applebaum and Slawomir Sierakowski.