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Where is Africa Now? Launch of the 2014 Africa Prosperity Report

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted the launch of its 2014 'Africa Prosperity Report', a region-specific index which analyses the overall prosperity of 38 countries.

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From the Yazidis to the Copts: The Fate of Minority Religions

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum was pleased to host a lunch discussion with former diplomat Gerard Russell to speak about his new book Heirs to Forgotten Kingdom: Journey into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East. Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Institute, moderated the lively conversation. 


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Why Do Societies Prosper? 2014 Charles Street Symposium

Friday, 5 December 2014

This year, the annual Charles Street Symposium, an essay competition and forum for young researchers, addressed the question ‘Why do societies prosper?’ The aim of the competition is to bring together bright thinkers to address issues of relevance to public policy that are inadequately discussed and understood in existing research.

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Ukraine Crisis: What it Means for the West

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

A year after the start of the Euromaidan, the Legatum Institute hosted Andrew Wilson for a lunch discussion based on his new book, 'Ukraine Crisis: What it Means for the West', to assess the events that have happened in the past 12 months.

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Industrialisation: Why Britain Got There First

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

In the final 2014 lecture in the History of Capitalism series, the Legatum Institute hosted Nicholas Crafts, Professor of Economics and Economic History and the Director of the ESRC Research Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick, who explored the question of why Britain was the first country in the world to experience the transition to an industrialised economy.

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Using the Word “Genocide”: How to Fight Genocide Denial Without Infringing Free Speech

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

To mark the launch of his new book 'An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?', the Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum hosted Geoffrey Robertson QC, in conversation with Anne Applebaum, for a discussion on the politics of genocide and how to prevent the worst of all crimes.

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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.


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Building for the Future?

Monday, 24 November 2014

The Legatum Institute held its latest Architecture of Prosperity lecture, with Jonathan Meades, writer, journalist, and film-maker, to debate the concept of architectural legacy.


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Prosperity: GDP and Beyond

Friday, 21 November 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted world-renowned expert on wellbeing, health economics and economic development, Angus Deaton, at the Harvard Club in New York. He discussed his work on wellbeing and why efforts to measure personal wellbeing, such as the Legatum Prosperity Index, are important.

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Magna Carta—800 Years On

Thursday, 20 November 2014

In anticipation of 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the Legatum Institute hosted a half-day seminar on the international history and present day realities of constitutions and constitution building. Those present at the roundtable included constitutional, legal and history experts, policy-makers, business leaders and those involved with Magna Carta legacy projects.


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Exploring Global Prosperity (Boston)

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

What does it mean for a nation to be prosperous? This event, hosted at the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT in Boston, explored the data and findings from the recently published 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index, the definitive measure of global progress.

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Defining Opportunity and Prosperity Beyond Economic Growth (Washington, DC)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

What does opportunity look like in the US today? The Legatum Institute and the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC were pleased to host a livestreamed panel discussion which looked beyond economic growth to understand what else is important for national prosperity.


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Jesse Norman: My Autumn Statement

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Legatum Institute welcomed Jesse Norman MP for an insightful yet sobering look over the economic horizon. With the Autumn Statement the last real opportunity for new economic policy before the General Election next May, questions covered the likely announcements from the Chancellor in December.


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Global Trends, Where to Export Next? (Webinar)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

This webinar, hosted by the Legatum Institute and UK Trade and Investment, offered participants a summary of the latest findings from the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index, helping to steer export strategies.

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Launch of the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ (Washington, DC)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

What does “prosperity” really mean? GDP or happiness? The Legatum Institute hosted an interactive reception and presentation of key findings from the 2014 Index in Washington DC.


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Let There Be Speech: Can Rwanda Reform Itself?

Monday, 17 November 2014

The Legatum Institute launched a new-case study 'Let There Be Speech: Reforming the Media in Rwanda' examining the media reforms made by that country’s leaders from 2010 onwards.

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The Future of the Union

Monday, 10 November 2014

In the wake of the Scottish referendum and as the Smith Commission prepares its recommendations for further devolution in Scotland, the Legatum Institute convened a livestreamed conference on the future of the United Kingdom’s constitutional arrangements.

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Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner 

Friday, 7 November 2014

In partnership with Harvard Business Review, the Legatum Institute welcomed Anjali Sastry, Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, to discuss her new book Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner, co-authored with Kara Penn, cofounder and principal consultant at Mission Spark.


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Launch of the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ - Embassy Briefing (London)

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The Legatum Institute will host a briefing for Ambassadors and embassy staff to explore data from the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™. The Index, which will launch on 3 November 2014, is a unique global assessment of national prosperity based on both wealth and wellbeing.


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Launch of the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ - Public Panel (London)

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The Legatum Institute launched its 2014 Prosperity Index at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The event included a presentation of key findings, followed by a high-profile panel discussion on the 'British enterprise spirit'.


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Place-making for Prosperity: Mount Pleasant Circus

Thursday, 30 October 2014

David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, was guest speaker at a Legatum Institute breakfast that explored the controversial Royal Mail plans for the redevelopment of the Mount Pleasant Sorting Office site in London. The discussion was based on an elegant alternative put forward in a paper published jointly by the Legatum Institute and Create Streets.


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The Menace of Unreality: Combatting Russian Disinformation in the 21st Century

Thursday, 30 October 2014

This livestreamed panel examined how Russia’s extensive disinformation campaign undermines Western democracy.

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The Corruption of Capitalism: Britain’s Role

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host a dinner with Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead and Chair of the Modern Slavery Bill Review, in conversation with Lord Glasman, Labour life peer, on the challenges facing capitalism.

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What is Suburbia?

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, joined architects, urban planners and sociologists to explore the suburbs as part of the Legatum Institute’s 'Architecture of Prosperity' series. ‘London and the Evolution of Suburbia’ examined the past, present and future of suburbia, and its role in effective urbanisation and regeneration policies.


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Failing Champion: How Moldova's European Chances Are Dwindling—and Why it Matters

Monday, 6 October 2014

The Legatum Institute launched the third paper in a series with the Institute of Modern Russia, Moldova: The Failing Champion of European Integration, written by Chisinau-based journalist Vladimir Soloviev.


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Beyond GDP: The True Roots of Prosperity

Monday, 29 September 2014

In his 2014 Conservative Party Conference speech, George Osborne declared that he “wants Britain to be the most prosperous country on earth”. But how do we get there? The Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion at this week’s Conservative Party Conference to discuss the drivers of—and the obstacles to—UK prosperity.

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The Consolations of Economics

Friday, 12 September 2014

Gerard Lyons, former city economist and now Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, remains stubbornly optimistic about the future world economy and Britain’s place in it.

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What if Nike Controlled Brazil?

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Imagine a corporation growing unchecked, and morphing into the most powerful commercial operation in the world, holding even governments to ransom. Professor Huw Bowen, pre-eminent scholar of the East India Company, explained how this hypothetical scenario became reality in 18th and 19th century England.

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‘Let the market play!' A Lesson for Business from the Treasury Select Committee

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Business is a key driver of prosperous societies—so it must be freed of too much regulation, said Steve Baker MP, a member of the Treasury Select Committee, during a recent Legatum Institute business breakfast at the House of Commons.

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Boris Johnson Lays Down A Challenge

Thursday, 4 September 2014

The Mayor of London drew brilliant parallels between Athens and London and laid out his manifesto as a potential Prime Minister in an authoritative and entertaining, livestreamed lecture for the Legatum Institute on Thursday, 4 September 2014.

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Looting Ukraine: the East, the West, and the Corruption of a Country

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Legatum Institute, in association with the Institute of Modern Russia, launched 'Looting Ukraine: How East and West Teamed up to Steal a Country', a new case-study by Oliver Bullough examining the endemic corruption that prevents Ukraine's transition-and that the West colludes in.

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Brazil: Hitting a BRIC Wall?

Thursday, 10 July 2014

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host a conversation with Irene Mia of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Simon Schwartzman of the Instituto de Estudos do Trabalho e Sociedade to discuss growth and investment opportunities in Brazil.

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Slavery and Abolition: Then and Now

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Two hundred years after the first British abolitionist movement, the Legatum Institute welcomed a select group of specialists in 18th and 21st century slavery, to discuss what lessons we can learn from history in tackling an industry that still deprives 29.8 million people of their liberty and generates $150 billion in illegal profits every year. 

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Revolutionary Tactics: From Georgia to Ukraine?

Monday, 23 June 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion to launch a new 'Transitions Forum' case study on police and judicial reform in Georgia. Panellists included the report's author, Peter Pomerantsev, human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC, and Giorgi Badridze, Senior Fellow, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. The discussion was moderated by Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum.

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Legatum Institute 2014 Summer Party

Thursday, 19 June 2014

At the Legatum Institute's 2014 Summer Party, John Humphrys, BBC Radio 4 Today programme presenter, took part in a hilarious question and answer session with Cristina Odone, the Legatum Institute’s new Director of Communications, covering Tony Blair, politicians who dodge questions, and lunch with the Queen.

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The Conservative Agenda for Business

Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock MP, for a small gathering of business leaders on the Conservative agenda for business. 

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A Tragic Cycle? - Episodes in European History

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Daniel Finkelstein, one of the UK’s most insightful journalists and a leading commentator, discussed with the Legatum Institute’s Anne Applebaum how the conclusions in her latest book, 'Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1946' remain relevant to this day.

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Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

In partnership with the 'Harvard Business Review', the Legatum Institute welcomed Francesca Gino, psychologist and Harvard Business School professor, to discuss her new book 'Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan'. 

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Human Flourishing: Expanding Opportunity for All by Strengthening Free Enterprise

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The Legatum Institute was delighted to host a breakfast conversation with Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He discussed AEI's upcoming programme on 'Human Flourishing: Expanding Opportunity for All by Strengthening Free Enterprise', which explores the question of what do we know about the true sources of happiness?

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The Changing Axis of Economic Power in the Early Modern Period (1550-1750)

Thursday, 5 June 2014

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'History of Capitalism' series, Victoria Bateman, Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, delivered a lecture exploring the ‘rise of the West’ in the period 1550-1750.

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Lunch Discussion with Democracy Lab Venezuela Blogger, Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

At an intimate lunch discussion, Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez, a Fellow at The University of Chicago’s Comparative Constitution Project and a blogger for the Legatum Institute's 'Democracy Lab', gave a comprehensive overview of Venezuela’s current political environment and recent history.

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What's Gone Wrong with the EU? And What Do We Know About the Economics of the EU Membership?

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The Legatum Institute's inaugural 'Economics of Prosperity' lecture played host to Graeme Leach, Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute and Roger Bootle, Managing Director of Capital Economics and winner of the Wolfson Economics Prize. The speakers spoke on the topics of: What do we know about the economics of the EU membership? and what has gone wrong with the EU?

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The Democratic Alternative From the South: India, Brazil, and South Africa (American Enterprise Institute)

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Hosted by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC, this panel will present the findings of 'Democracy Works', a project which aims to refresh the development debate and inject the voice of democratic countries from the South, with a focus on India, Brazil, and South Africa.

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The Democratic Alternative: Democracy Works Launch (National Endowment for Democracy)

Monday, 19 May 2014

Hosted by the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC, this panel will present the findings of 'Democracy Works', a project which aims to refresh the development debate and inject the voice of democratic countries from the South, with a focus on India, Brazil, and South Africa.

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A Global Transition: From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic

Thursday, 15 May 2014

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'History of Capitalism' series, David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge, delivered a lecture exploring how European trade, and distinctive business practices, spread westwards along the coasts of the Mediterranean, both Christian and Islamic, to become a global phenomenon.

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The Road to the 2015 General Election

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Speaking at a lunch at the Legatum Institute, Lynton Crosby, campaign strategist and organisation specialist, discussed the challenges facing the Conservative party in the lead up to the 2015 general election.

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The Democratic Alternative: India, Brazil and South Africa (LSE IDEAS)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Hosted by LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics, this panel will present the findings of 'Democracy Works', a project which aims to refresh the development debate and inject the voice of democratic countries from the South, with a focus on India, Brazil, and South Africa.

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The Democratic Alternative From the South: India, Brazil, South Africa

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Over the course of two weeks, the Legatum Institute and its partners launched 'The Democratic Alternative from the South', the final report of the Democracy Works project, with a series of public events and seminars in London and Washington, DC. 

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Can Democracy Deliver for Development? Lessons From Brazil, India and Ghana (Overseas Development Institute)

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Drawing on research from three leading democracies in the developing world, this event, organised jointly by ODI/Development Progress and the Legatum Institute, explored what lessons emerge from their experiences to strengthen the capacity of other democracies to deliver and what this means for the broader debates on institutions and development.

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The Nationalisation of Language

Thursday, 8 May 2014

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Roads to Freedom' series, author and columnist Simon Heffer delivered a lecture on 'The Nationalisation of Language', arguing that the expansion of state control in the years after 1945 also witnessed an insidious subversion of English usage.

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After the Elections: The Future of the Iraqi Economy

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Although much of the media coverage focused on security issues as the citizens of Iraq made their way to the ballot box on the 30 April, the Legatum Institute took the opportunity to host a small working lunch to discuss the state of the Iraqi economy and prospects for reform after the elections.

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Government and Growth

Friday, 25 April 2014

As part of its new ‘Government and Growth’ programme, the Legatum Institute hosted a breakfast with Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies, Graeme Leach, to discuss the impact of government on economic performance, and the global literature pointing towards achieving faster GDP growth by shrinking the state.

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Prosperity, Community and Identity: The Built Environment and Creative Capacity

Thursday, 24 April 2014

To inaugurate its 'Architecture of Prosperity' series, the Legatum Institute convened a seminar on Prosperity, Community and Identity: the built environment and creative capacity, which brought together a range of experts and practitioners from the worlds of architecture, planning, politics, academia and mental health. UK Minister for Planning, Nick Boles, served as guest speaker.

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The Second Arab Awakening - Book Launch

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Legatum Institute in cooperation with the Council for Arab-British Understanding (Caabu), hosted Marwan Muasher, Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment and former Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan, to launch his new book 'The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism'. 

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What the Ukrainian Public Really Thinks: A Conversation with Ambassador Mark Green

Friday, 11 April 2014

Speaking at a private breakfast at the Legatum Institute, Ambassador Mark Green, President of the International Republican Institute (IRI), discussed the results of the IRI’s latest Ukrainian opinion polls, ethno-linguistic relations between the country’s Russian—and Ukrainian—speakers, the role of the Ukrainian (social) media, and the memories on display in Maidan Square.

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Escaping the Crisis Trap: New Options for Haiti

Friday, 4 April 2014

Hosted at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, this panel discussion introduced and explored a new Transitions Forum report, 'Escaping the Crisis Trap: New Options for Haiti', produced in collaboration with the Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE).

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They Chose Freedom: The Story of Soviet Dissidents

Monday, 24 March 2014

In association with the Institute of Modern Russia, the Legatum Institute hosted a screening of 'They Chose Freedom', a documentary film on the history of the Soviet dissident movement, written and produced by Russian historian and television journalist Vladimir V. Kara-Murza. He was joined in conversation by Vladimir Bukovsky, a former Soviet dissident.

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Launch of the Commission on Wellbeing and Policy Report

Friday, 21 March 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted a livestreamed panel discussion to mark the launch of 'Wellbeing and Policy', a new report which aims to stimulate debate around if, and how, wellbeing analysis should influence government policy.

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Portraiture and the Patron

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted Philip Mould OBE, leading British art dealer and art historian, for a closed discussion on how wealthy patrons have influenced, shaped and inspired great paintings over the centuries.

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The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence

Friday, 28 February 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted the International Justice Mission (IJM) for a discussion and pre-launch of a new book authored by Gary Haugen, Founder and CEO of IJM, and Victor Boutros, Federal Prosecutor for the US Department of Justice.

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State of the Economy 2014: The Consequences of Quantitative Easing

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Legatum Institute’s Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies, Graeme Leach, participated in a panel discussion on the future outlook for monetary and fiscal policy, at the Institute for Economic Affairs’ 2014 'State of the Economy' conference.

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The Era of Democratic Transition

Monday, 24 February 2014

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host Marc F. Plattner, Co-Editor of 'Journal of Democracy' and Vice-President for Research and Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy, for a lunch discussion on the recent history of global transitions, from the beginning of the ‘Third Wave’ of European transitions up until the present day.

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Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism

Thursday, 20 February 2014

As part of a new three-year 'History of Capitalism' course, historian and former banker Benedikt Koehler, delivered an inaugural lecture based on his forthcoming book, Early Islam and the Origins of Capitalism.

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Sankalp Africa Forum 2014: Driving Prosperity In Africa

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

In February, representatives of the 'Legatum Prosperity Index™' attended the 2014 Sankalp Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. 

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

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

As part of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Lecture Series with the National Endowment for Democracy and World Affairs, former FT journalist and Bangkok-based scholar Gwen Robinson discussed the case of Burma, where the political transition and economic reconstruction are closely entwined.

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The Importance of Culture in a Prosperous Society

Monday, 27 January 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted a panel on the cultural aspects of prosperity at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. The discussion was based on Dorothy Kosinski's global fellowship paper, 'A Case for the Importance of Culture in a Prosperous Society'.

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The Deadly Simplicities of Adolf von Harnack - Liberal Theology in Germany on the Eve of the Great War

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

As part of the Legatum Institute's current Salon Series, 'Prosperity on the Edge: 1913-14 The Last Year of Peace', former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams delivered a lecture on historian Adolf von Harnack's influence at the time, as well as the way in which post-war thought was shaped by the reaction against his kind of liberal religion.