Tuesday, 23 August 2016

How to Stop Disinformation: Lessons from Ukraine for the Wider World

The latest 'Beyond Propaganda' paper looks at Ukraine as a laboratory of information war. Authored by Marina Pesenti and Peter Pomerantsev, this publication examines initiatives undertaken by the government, media, and civil society and seeks to identify techniques that can help other democracies counter new forms of disinformation.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Special Trade Commission Warns UK to Treat China With "Kid Gloves", and Focus on Secure Deals with Countries with "Similar Values"

The Legatum Institute's recently-launched Special Trade Commission is calling on the UK to focus on negotiations with culturally similar nations (City A.M.)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Money and Power: The Bank of England and London in the 18th Century

Anne Murphy, Reader in History and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Humanities at the University of Hertfordshire, will tell 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.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Winning the Information War

Peter Pomerantsev and Edward Lucas are the authors of a new paper that offers techniques and counter-strategies to combat Russian propaganda in Central and Eastern Europe. Launched this week, the paper is published in partnership with the Center for European Policy Analysis's (CEPA) 'Information Warfare Initiative'.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Factual Entertainment: How to Make Media Literacy Popular

As part of the 'Beyond Propaganda' series, Factual Entertainment examines the importance of "Media Literacy" as a tool for countering information wars, lies, and hate speech. With a special focus on the Middle East and Ukraine, author Paul Copeland demonstrates how mainstream entertainment television and online products can be used to teach audiences the difference between accurate, informational reporting—and manipulative propaganda.

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About the Legatum Institute

The Legatum Institute is an international think tank and educational charity focused on promoting prosperity. Made up of a community of scholars, researchers and supporters, the Institute is committed...

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Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Director of the Prosperity Index

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Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum

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Economics of Prosperity

Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies

This programme examines how countries can become more productive, and how free trade and open, competitive markets can help people of all incomes increase their prosperity

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Cristina Odone, Director of the Centre for Character & Values

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Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser

Examining the historic and cultural roots of prosperity to better understand the role of culture in our lives today

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Our Latest Reports

  • How to Stop Disinformation: Lessons from Ukraine for the Wider World

    Tuesday, 23 August 2016

    The latest 'Beyond Propaganda' paper looks at Ukraine as a laboratory of information war. Authored by Marina Pesenti and Peter Pomerantsev, this publication examines...

  • Factual Entertainment: How to Make Media Literacy Popular

    Thursday, 11 August 2016

    As part of the 'Beyond Propaganda' series, Factual Entertainment examines the importance of "Media Literacy" as a tool for countering information wars, lies, and hate speech. With a special focus on...

  • Winning the Information War

    Monday, 1 August 2016

    Peter Pomerantsev and Edward Lucas are the authors of a new paper that offers techniques and counter-strategies to combat Russian propaganda in Central and Eastern...

  • From Poverty to Prosperity

    Monday, 1 August 2016

    In their latest paper, authors Shanker Singham and Molly Kiniry make the economic and moral case for how property rights, open trade and competitive markets can serve as a...

  • How Kenya Cleaned Up Its Courts

    Saturday, 9 July 2016

    A new constitution gave judicial reformers an opportunity to earn back the people’s trust. Maya Gainer tells us what they did with it.

  • Trading Up: New Ideas for UK Exports

    Friday, 17 June 2016

    Emily Redding is the author of a new paper that raises some of the major issues faced by UK exporters, and offers policy recommendations for how these issues can be addressed in order to...