Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Lubeck and the Hanseatic League: The Birthplace of the Common Market

In the first lecture of the 2016 History of Capitalism series, David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History at Cambridge University, will tell the story of the Hanseatic League and the city of Lubeck at its heart, from the late 12th Century to the 16th Century.

Monday, 8 February 2016

An Update on Libya with British Ambassador Peter Millett

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Legatum Institute, will host a meeting in the House of Lords on recent developments in Libya.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Watching them Watching Us: China and the West

The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index and Transitions Forum co-hosted a panel discussion that analysed the difference between the Chinese and western evaluations of China's political system, and Chinese political communication, both domestic and international.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Legatum Institute Appoints Lord O’Shaughnessy as a Senior Fellow

The Legatum Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Lord (James) ​O’Shaughnessy as a Senior Fellow.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Rollback: Central Europe’s Populist Tide

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.

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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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Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Director of the Prosperity Index

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Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum

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Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies

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Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow

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Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser

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