Thursday, 2 June 2016

Hong Kong and the Context of Laissez-Faire: Myths and Truths about a 'Free Market Paradise'

In the fourth History of Capitalism lecture for 2016, Catherine Schenk, Professor of International Economic History at the University of Glasgow, will tell the story of Hong Kong’s transformation into an international financial centre.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Liberal-minded Reformer or Mao Reincarnated? President Xi Jinping and His China Dream

James Miles, China Editor of 'The Economist', moderated a panel discussion on China’s economic and political prospects under President Xi Jinping. 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Britain's Future in the World: A Time of Choosing

As the EU referendum approaches, the Legatum Institute will host a debate on Britain’s role in the world with Steve Baker (MP for Wycombe), Gideon Rachman (Financial Times) and Anne Applebaum (Legatum Institute).

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Cottonopolis: Manchester, the Growth and Growing Pains of a Modern City

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.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Britain and Europe: Culture, Country or Continent?

The Legatum Institute's 'Roads to Freedom Series' will host a panel that offers a fresh perspective on the following week's EU referendum by analysing Britain's relationship with continental Europe in the context of a thousand years of its history.

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Sian Hansen, Executive Director

The Legatum Institute is an international think tank and educational charity focused on promoting prosperity. We do this by researching our core themes of revitalising capitalism and democracy

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Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum

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