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.
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.
No, Iran is Not 'Opening Up'
Friday, 22 January 2016
The nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions herald a diplomatic change, but the nature of the regime has not altered, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum (Washington Post)
How to Stop ISIS and Defeat the Global Conspiracy
Monday, 23 November 2015
As part of its “Beyond Propaganda” series, the Legatum Institute hosted two panel discussions that offered an analysis of the threat to democracy posed by the internet and conspiracies—particularly when used by extremist groups such as ISIS.
Why the Humanities Drive Prosperity
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Azar Nafisi, author of the best-selling 'Reading Lolita in Tehran' was joined in conversation by the Legatum Institute's Anne Applebaum, for a conversation about the enduring relationship between literature and prosperity.
The Digital Challenge from Iran
Thursday, 14 May 2015
Ilan Berman, Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council, led an off-the-record discussion about Iran’s use of new media (and old) to manipulate the political sphere and shape global perceptions.
How to Make the World’s Madmen Think Twice
Thursday, 2 April 2015
The West has forgotten how deterrence has worked in a nuclear world, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum (Washington Post)
Tackling Iranian Propaganda Through Online Education
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
The Legatum Institute hosted a lunch discussion with Mariam Memarsadeghi, Co-Director of Tavaana, an e-learning institute for Iranian civil society. The roundtable discussed the ways in which her organisation tackles Iranian propaganda by empowering Iranian citizens with access to knowledge on human rights and democracy.
Rouhani and Prospects for Change in Iran
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
The Legatum Institute hosted a lunch discussion with Abbas Milani, Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University, to discuss President Rouhani’s reforms and the societal transition taking place in Iran.
Smart Power: The Missing Middle of National Power
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 Future of Iran: Economic Reform
Monday, 23 September 2013
Leading Iranian economists discuss the future of economic reform in Iran at the Legatum Institute's latest 'The Future of Iran' workshop.
The Future of Iran - Educational Reform: Workshop Details
Monday, 12 November 2012
The Legatum Institute will host a workshop on educational reform in Iran as part of its The Future of Iran series. The series is designed to encourage Iranians to begin thinking about the challenges they will face if, or when, they suddenly find themselves in a position to carry out major political, social and economic reforms.