Rome’s Economic Revolution
Thursday, 15 January 2015
In the first History of Capitalism lecture of 2015, Philip Kay, Supernumerary at Wolfson College (Oxford) and Head of Asia at City Financial, detailed the economic developments of Republican Rome between the war against Hannibal (218 to 201 BC) and Julius Caesar’s dictatorship in the middle of the first century BC.
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.
Magna Carta—800 Years On
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. Those present at the roundtable included constitutional, legal and history experts, policy-makers, business leaders and those involved with Magna Carta legacy projects.
A Global Transition: From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic
Thursday, 15 May 2014
As part of the Legatum Institute's 'History of Capitalism' series, David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History at 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.
Portraiture and the Patron
Thursday, 6 March 2014
The Legatum Institute hosted Philip Mould OBE, leading British art dealer and art historian, for a closed discussion on how wealthy patrons have influenced, shaped and inspired great paintings over the centuries.
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.
The Art of Peace and War 1953-2013
Thursday, 20 June 2013
As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Promise of Freedom' series, Lieutenant-General Simon Mayall, Senior Adviser Middle East, Ministry of Defence, discussed the intellectual and cultural context of military strategy and warfare.
The History and Future of Guerrilla Warfare
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
A discussion with Max Boot, author and Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, to launch his new book, 'Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present'.
Guerrilla Warfare: Lessons for Leadership and Strategy
Monday, 18 February 2013
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'.
“A Powerhouse for Future Intellectual Debate”
Thursday, 30 August 2012
At the Legatum Institute’s inaugural Summer School, a select group of accomplished young professionals and a world-class faculty explored “What Makes Civilizations Flourish, And Fail?” through a prism of history, culture, arts, and science.