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59 Events found for the year 2013

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What Would Hayek Say Today (Really)?

Friday, 13 December 2013

As part of its 2013 Charles Street Symposium, the Legatum Institute brought together leading young economists to discuss the relevance - or irrelevance - of Austrian economist Friedrich August von Hayek's thought for today.

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The Next Big Thing: A Historical Approach to Thinking About the Future

Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Legatum Institute, Harvard Business Review and USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study hosted an intensive half-day conference on how different disciplines think about the future.

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Public Event with Senator Marco Rubio, United States Senator of Florida

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

United States Senator Marco Rubio gave a public address on recent developments in the United States and questions about America's continued engagement in the world, as well as what it means for the future of the transatlantic alliance.

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Reforming Libya’s Financial Sector, and the Politics That Go With It

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

To mark the launch of its 'Transitions Forum' paper on “Libya in Transition: Reforming the financial sector to spur economic growth”, the Legatum Institute, in partnership with Brehon Advisory, hosted a livestreamed panel discussion with Mark Dempsey, Dr Fatima Hamroush and Mary Fitzgerald.

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The Case of Estonia: Keynote Address with President Ilves of Estonia

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Estonian President Toomas Ilves delivered a keynote address on 'The Role of ICT in Promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation' at the Legatum Institute.

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What Makes Entrepreneurship Thrive?

Monday, 25 November 2013

A livestreamed discussion to launch the first of the Legatum Institute’s Global Fellow papers, beginning on the series with a paper on entrepreneurship in the developing world.

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Prosperity on the Edge: A Mayfair Salon Evening in 1913

Friday, 15 November 2013

An evening of readings, music and commentary to recreate a salon evening in Mayfair as autumn moved towards winter in the year 1913. Hosted as part of the Legatum Institute's current Salon Series.

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Thinking Through a Regional Bank for Reconstruction and Development in West Asia – North Africa

Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host the West Asia – North Africa (WANA) Forum chaired by His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal for a private roundtable discussion about the concept of a Regional Bank for Reconstruction and Development (RBRD) in the WANA region.

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Building a Sustainable Society

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A joint event between the 'Harvard Business Review' and the Legatum Institute which discussed how business, government and social enterprise can collaborate to solve society's most challenging problems.

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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. 

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Launch of the 2013 Legatum Prosperity Index: Global Prosperity Rising While US and UK Economies Decline

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Norway leads the world for the fifth year in a row as the Legatum Institute launches its 2013 Legatum Prosperity Index™, a unique and robust annual assessment of global wealth and wellbeing, which benchmarks 142 countries around the world in eight distinct categories.

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The Middle East’s Path to Democracy

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

In a discussion at the Legatum Institute Josh Muravchik, Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies, presented and discussed ideas from his latest book, 'The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East'.

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American Foreign Policy In An Age of Transitions

Friday, 18 October 2013

A conversation with William Inboden, William P. Clements, Jr. Center for History, Strategy, and Statecraft, University of Texas-Austin, on American foreign policies.

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American Foreign Policy in an Age of Transitions

Friday, 18 October 2013

A conversation with William Inboden, William P. Clements, Jr. Center for History, Strategy, and Statecraft, University of Texas-Austin, on American foreign policies.

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Prosperity On The Edge: A Century of Chanel

Thursday, 17 October 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's latest Salon Series 'Prosperity on the Edge: 1913-14 The Last Year of Peace', Justine Picardie, Editor-in-chief at 'Harper's Bazaar UK', discussed how designer Coco Chanel's entrepreneurial rise to fame in 1913 created an explosive impact that continues to reverberate today.

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The Role of Economics in Democratic Transitions: The Case of Kenya

Thursday, 17 October 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's ongoing series with the National Endowment for Democracy’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, and 'World Affairs' magazine, Kenya Private Sector Alliance CEO, Carole Kariuki, discussed the role the private sector in securing Kenya’s democratic progress.

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Texas Governor Perry Speaks at Legatum Institute

Thursday, 17 October 2013

During a recent visit to the UK, Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke at a private breakfast roundtable at the Legatum Institute.

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Central Bank Reform: Lessons from Iraq

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

As part of its Transitions Forum series, the Legatum Institute, in partnership with Brehon Advisory, hosted an evening discussion with Sinan Al-Shabibi, the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq from 2003 to 2012.

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CANCELLED: Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge and Change

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

A conversation with Columbia University professor and Nobel Laureate Edmund Phelps to discuss his book, 'Mass Flourishing', which draws on a lifetime of thinking to make a sweeping new argument about what makes nations prosper, and why he believes the sources of that prosperity are under threat today.

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Russia: A Postmodern Dictatorship? (Washington, DC)

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

A discussion and livestream event to introduce the first in a series of papers commissioned jointly by the Legatum Institute and Institute of Modern Russia to analyse the challenges of transition in the former Soviet Union. Hosted at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC.

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The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Princeton University Professor of Economics and International Affairs, and Legatum Institute Wellbeing Commissioner, Angus Deaton gave a talk on his new book, 'The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality'.

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'Sunday Telegraph' political journalist and author Matthew d'Ancona was the catalyst for an insightful dinner discussion on the ins and outs of the current British coalition.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

'Sunday Telegraph' political journalist and author Matthew d'Ancona was the catalyst for an insightful dinner discussion on the ins and outs of the current British coalition. 

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Russia: A Postmodern Dictatorship? (London)

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

A discussion and livestream to introduce the first in a series of papers commissioned jointly by the Legatum Institute and Institute of Modern Russia to analyse the challenges of transition in the former Soviet Union, with Pavel Khodorkovsky, Peter Pomerantsev and Anne Applebaum.

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Consumers at the Heart of Markets

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

As part of its 'Policy Dialogues' series, the Legatum Institute hosted Laura Sandys MP for a discussion on the policy proposals outlined in her paper 'Consumers at the Heart of Markets'. The paper calls for radical reform to ensure that consumers are centre stage in policy-making.

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Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Author, veteran journalist and 'Democracy Lab' Editor, Christian Caryl, discussed his new book which shows how the world we live in today—and the problems that plague it—began to take shape in the pivotal year of 1979.

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Prosperity On The Edge: Sir Edward Grey and the Crisis of July 1914

Thursday, 26 September 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's latest Salon Series 'Prosperity on the Edge: 1913-14 The Last Year of Peace' King's College London Professor Vernon Bogdanor examined the role and contribution of the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, in the last months of peace.

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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.

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Forum 2000: Economy, Culture and Free Enterprise

Monday, 16 September 2013

As part of this year’s Forum 2000 conference in Prague, the Legatum Institute led a panel on 'Economy, Culture and Free Enterprise. Case Study: The Visegrad Group.'

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Weimar Exiles in Los Angeles: Hollywood’s Responsiveness to Marketplace Key to Sustained Success

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's joint-intiative with USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study at the USC Libraries, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton discussed the important link between commerce and creativity.

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Weimar in Los Angeles: Innovation and Opportunity in a New Cultural Frontier

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Twenty participants joined an intensive, multi-disciplinary three-day workshop exploring themes of innovation and entrepreneurship through a historic lens and exchanged ideas with peers, expert scholars and practitioners. The forum is a joint-initiative between the Legatum Institute and USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study at the USC Libraries.

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Brainstorming Haiti

Friday, 2 August 2013

The Legatum Institute, in partnership with the Institute for State Effectiveness, hosted a workshop on Haiti at the offices of 'Foreign Policy' magazine, home of 'Democracy Lab'.

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Social Policy Reform: Roundtable with Merkel’s Top Advisor

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The Legatum Institute was delighted to host German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s top policy advisor and media strategist Eva Christiansen for a private dinner discussion. 

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The Future of Conservatism and the Fate of Free Enterprise

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

As part of its continuing program exploring the moral foundations of capitalism, the Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion with prominent American and British conservative commentators on the future of free enterprise.

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Can Good Economics Make for Good Politics in India?

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

To what extent has there been a trade-off between good economics and good politics in India? Vikram Singh Mehta, Chairman of Brookings India discussed this topic in a joint event between the Legatum Institute and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

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A Safer and More Prosperous World: Why Aid Really Matters In An Age of Austerity

Monday, 24 June 2013

Former Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell MP is the author of a new Legatum Institute pamphlet setting out his thoughts on the future of international development and the UK’s aid programme.

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The Role of Economics in Democratic Transitions: The Case of Tunisia

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Speaking at a lecture in Washington, DC, former advisor to the Prime Minister of Tunisia Mondher Ben Ayed was optimistic about Tunisia’s development and argues that tackling economic challenges is essential for Tunisia’s future stability and success.

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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.

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Transitions in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

How can the Euro-Atlantic community protect democratic development in the new EU states and the Balkans while confronting aggressive authoritarianism further east? In conversation with 'The Economist's' Edward Lucas, representatives from Washington DC-based Freedom House presented their annual publication, 'Nations in Transit'.

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Is Capitalism Moral?

Thursday, 13 June 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Morality and Capitalism' series, George Mason University professor, Steven Pearlstein, will explore this question at a lunchtime discussion.

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Revaluating the Values of Free Market Competition

Thursday, 13 June 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Morality and Capitalism' series, commentator, educator and George Mason University professor, Steven Pearlstein, shared his views on why it may be necessary to re-examine the concept of capitalism and markets.

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The China Question: Where is the Dragon Headed?

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

A conversation with long-time "China Hand", Frank Lavin, on the future of Chinese foreign policy and in particular the policy consequences of China's long-term economic out-performance.

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Women On Stage: Theatre, Liberty, and Prosperity

Thursday, 23 May 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Promise of Freedom' series, Dame Harriet Walter, one of Britain's leading actors, discussed the interpretation of female roles and what it tells us about social progress and prosperity.

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Lessons from Afghanistan

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Former ambassadors to Afghanistan Jean d’Amécourt and Mark Sedwill discussed lessons learned from the French and British experience and how they apply to transitions elsewhere in the world.

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Beyond GDP: Legatum Institute Hosts New Social Progress Index

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host representatives from the US-based Social Progress Initiative for a presentation of their new report, the 'Social Progress Index'.

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Democracy Works: Brazil Workshop

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The Legatum Institute and its partner think tanks held the third and final workshop of the Democracy Works, this time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Towards a Reform of Egyptian Subsidies

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

In a discussion at the Legatum Institute, the Cato Institute's Dalibor Rohac will present a new paper arguing for an immediate elimination of subsidies and their replacement with a stream of unconditional cash transfers.

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Privatising Diplomacy: How Social Enterprise and the Private Sector Are Revolutionising US Global Engagement

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Connecting with foreign publics is no longer merely a diplomat’s purview. A conversation with Goli Ameri of the Center for Global Engagement.

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Three Hymns of George Herbert - By Sir John Tavener

Sunday, 21 April 2013

The Legatum Institute and the City Choir of Washington present the world premiere of 'Three Hymns of George Herbert', to be performed in Washington, D.C. The concert is part of the Legatum Institute's Promise of Freedom series.

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Entrepreneurship in Eastern Europe

Friday, 19 April 2013

A discussion on the role of micro, small, and medium-sized firms in Eastern Europe’s transitioning economies, with Professor Jan Švejnar, Director at the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University.

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Tibet in Transition: Violent Methods, Peaceful Change? (Event Details)

Friday, 22 March 2013

A presentation by His Eminence the 11th Kirti Rinpoche on 'The Plague of Self-Immolation in Tibet, and the Danger to the Future of Peaceful Transitions'.

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Creditworthiness - What's Ahead for the Eurozone's Crisis Countries?

Thursday, 21 March 2013

LI hosted representatives from the German-based 'Centrum für Europäische Politik' (CEP) for a presentation of their annual 'CEP Default Index.'

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The Changing Face of Royal Portraiture

Thursday, 14 March 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Promise of Freedom' series of lectures, the Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Sandy Nairne, will discuss the different ways in which Her Majesty the Queen has been viewed by artists in the course of her reign and how these portrayals record a constant evolution in the Sovereign's relationship to her subjects.

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Five Traps for Putin (Event Details)

Monday, 4 March 2013

A conversation with journalist and author Oliver Bullough, and Ben Judah, visiting fellow at the European Stability Initiative and author of the Legatum Institute's new report 'Five Traps for Putin', an examination of the contemporary Kremlin.

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The Future of Conservative Politics

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

A conversation with author and contributing editor at 'Newsweek' and 'The Daily Beast', David Frum, on the future of conservative politics.

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"Where Are We Now?" Are the arts any use

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The first event in a new series of Legatum Institute lectures marking the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty the Queen. Lord Gowrie discusses how poets writing in Britain and the United Sates have influenced each other, and the societies in which they live, during the period 1953-2013.

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Is the Swedish Model Here to Stay?

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Sweden, like other Nordic countries, appears to have found a recipe for sustained success. What is behind this remarkable performance? A panel discussion to explore this question from a variety of angles.

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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'.

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The Role of Economics in Democratic Transitions

Friday, 18 January 2013

A conversation with the former finance minister of Afghanistan, Dr Ashraf Ghani, on why tackling economic questions is essential for transitioning countries. He will share experiences from the past, and reflect on how they can help prepare for present and future challenges.

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The Rise of American English: Culture, Creativity, Language and Power

Monday, 14 January 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's Salon Series, author and editor of 'Humanities' magazine, David Skinner, will discuss his book 'The Story of Ain’t', which looks at the spread of American English in cultural history.