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Christmas Pub Quiz: Who’s the Smartest Wonk in Westminster?

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

The Legatum Institute's 1675 Club—a society for young leaders and thinkers—hosted a Christmas quiz to conclude its inaugural year.

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Pop-Up University 2015: Does Capitalism in History Increase Inequality or Improve the Lives of the Majority?

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Forty students, from sixteen schools in and around London, gathered at the Legatum Institute for a taste of university-style study centred on the question ‘Does capitalism in history increase inequality or improve the lives of the majority?’.

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How to Stop ISIS and Defeat the Global Conspiracy

Monday, 23 November 2015

As part of its “Beyond Propaganda” series, the Legatum Institute hosted two panel discussions that offered an analysis of the threat to democracy posed by the internet and conspiracies—particularly when used by extremist groups such as ISIS.

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After the Crash, Before the War: Culture and Society in Europe in the 1930s

Thursday, 19 November 2015

In the final History of Capitalism lecture of 2015, Philipp Blom, author, journalist, lecturer, and broadcaster, painted a vivid picture of the scars left by the First World War on European culture and society.

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Happy Days: Britain’s 'Great' Depression

Thursday, 19 November 2015

As part of its History of Capitalism series, the Legatum Institute hosted an experts’ seminar on the UK Government’s response to the Wall Street Crash of 1929.

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An Exchange of Views with Zhanna Nemtsova

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Zhanna Nemtsova, journalist, human rights activist and daughter of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, was guest speaker at discussion to launch the Legatum Institute's new partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Foreign Affairs.

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Countering Terrorism in Tunisia: Prospects for Security Sector Reform

Monday, 16 November 2015

To launch a new Transitions Forum case study, Tunisia at Risk: Will counter-terrorism undermine the revolution, the Legatum Institute co-hosted a discussion with the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) in Washington, DC.

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In Defence of the 'C' Word

Monday, 16 November 2015

Capitalism is a force for good—Sajid Javid, the Business Secretary, told an audience of entrepreneurs and media at the Legatum Institute—but it faced its biggest challenge ever in the shape of public opinion.

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Borderlines: A Conversation with Michela Wrong

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Should the West engage with Africa, and if so, how? Journalist and author Michela Wrong has spent two decades writing about the continent. She joined Alanna Putze, Senior Programme Director at the Legatum Institute, to discuss her latest book, ‘Borderlines’.

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Zambia Unveils Women Entrepreneurs’ Initiative

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Her Honour, Inonge Wina, the first female Vice President of Zambia, today unveiled an initiative to support women entrepreneurs in Zambia.

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Prosperity for All: Restoring Faith in Capitalism

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, launched the Legatum Institute’s ‘Prosperity for All’ manifesto, written by Senior Fellow Tim Montgomerie.

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2015 Launch of the Global Legatum Prosperity Index™

Monday, 2 November 2015

The Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith, MP launched the 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index™ on 2 November. The Index, which has been endorsed by Chancellor George Osborne, ranks 142 countries in terms of wealth and wellbeing.

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Business and Infrastructure: A Conversation with Lord Adonis

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Lord Adonis, the new Chair of the UK Government’s Infrastructure Commission, spoke at a Legatum Institute Business Forum breakfast where he discussed why Britain must invest in its infrastructure if it is to boost business across the UK.

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Winter is Coming: A Conversation with Garry Kasparov

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host renowned democracy activist and chess master Garry Kasparov for a breakfast discussion of his upcoming book 'Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped'.

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2015 Conservative Party Conference: The New "One Nation" Conservatism

Sunday, 4 October 2015

“The most interesting event of the Conservative conference”—Rachel Sylvester in The Times.

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2015 Conservative Party Conference: Securing Prosperity in an Uncertain World

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Tim Montgomerie moderated a discussion with Johnny Mercer MP, Legatum Institute Senior Fellow Peter Pomerantsev, and Ian Betts of G4S on the biggest threats to Britain’s security.  

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2015 Labour Party Conference: How Can the Left make Peace with Free Markets?

Monday, 28 September 2015

Tim Montgomerie and Nick Cohen, two of Britain’s leading commentators, discussed Labour’s future under Jeremy Corbyn at a packed event at the 2015 Labour Party Conference in Brighton.

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Putin’s Useful Idiots: Russian Media and the European Far Right

Thursday, 24 September 2015

At a recent lunch discussion moderated by Anne Applebaum, Anton Shekhovtsov, Visiting Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum, exposed the increasingly strong ties between the Russian media and the European far right.

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International Security Debate: Russia Poses a Greater Threat to Europe than ISIS

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Young leaders, professionals, and thinkers gathered at 11 Charles Street to debate future threats to Europe in the latest meeting of the 1675 Club. The motion for the evening was whether Russia poses a greater threat to Europe than the Islamic State.

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21st Century Information War: How Should NATO and Democratic Governments Respond?

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

As part of its 'Beyond Propaganda' series, the Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion, chaired by Peter Pomerantsev, to launch a collection of papers that look at how 21st century warfare is changing and what can be done to react to information warfare.

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From Rags to World’s Richest: The Ambani Story

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Sam Wilkin, a senior advisor to Oxford Economics, analysed how Indian entrepreneur Dhirubhai Ambani completed one of the most unlikely "rags to riches" stories of modern times, and what lessons his experience holds for entrepreneurs in India today.

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Fixing the Fight Against Corruption

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Christian Caryl, Legatum Institute Senior Fellow and Managing Editor of Democracy Lab, moderated a panel that explained why a focus on ‘ideas that work’ is the route to tackling global corruption.

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Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital, Enriched the World

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

What makes us better off? Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of History, Economics, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, delivered a lecture that argued ideas, rather than capital, play a crucial role.

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The Urban Escalator

Thursday, 10 September 2015

The Legatum Institute’s paper The Urban Escalator, was launched with a seminar that examined why and how slums should be redefined, and whether or not utopic settlements are realistic—or even a good idea.

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Changing the Conversation: An Unfiltered Discussion of Philanthropy

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The Legatum Institute was delighted to welcome Jacob Lief, author of 'I Am Because You Are' and The Economist's Matthew Bishop for a discussion of philanthropy among some of South Africa's most vulnerable children.

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Terror in Tunisia: Security, Politics, and Democratic Reform

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Fadil Aliriza, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute, presented the findings of his recent research trip examining Tunisia’s response to terrorism and the risks to both democracy and security in the country. 

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International Tax Reform Opportunities and the US Elections

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Congressman George Holding, Representative for the 13th District of North Carolina, spoke to a group of bankers, journalists, and London-based US business leaders about the danger inherent in America’s isolationist foreign policy, the need for tax reform, and the surprising popularity of Donald Trump among even moderate Republicans.

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Counter Propaganda Past and Present: From the Reformation to Putin’s Russia

Friday, 24 July 2015

What can history teach us about counter propaganda? Nicholas J. Cull, Professor of Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California, launched his paper for the Legatum Institute, Counter Propaganda: Cases from US Public Diplomacy and Beyond.

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Digital Disruption in Ukraine: From Revolution to Information Defence

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The internet is playing a critical role in the tumultuous changes in Ukraine. This discussion, as part of the Beyond Propaganda series, looked at the lessons learned by analysts and practitioners at the heart of the process.

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"The Legatum Institute is going from strength to strength"

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The Rt. Hon. Theresa May, Secretary of State for the Home Department, was guest speaker at the Legatum Institute's 2015 Summer Party.

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Heritage as a National Asset

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Sir Laurie Magnus, Chairman of Historic England, delivered a lecture explaining why we should rethink the management of our heritage, and approach it as we would any long-term asset.

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Can Television Be a Force for Good?

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum was delighted to welcome BBC Media Action for a discussion on the role of television in the context of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

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How Churchill Learnt to Love the Free Market

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Andrew Roberts, historian, author and presenter, gave an insightful commentary on the development of Churchill’s support of the free market, one of the less-studied facets of his well-documented career.

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Ukraine: The Broken Economic Model, Who Pays for It, and How to Fix It?

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum hosted Andrei Kirilenko, Professor of the Practice of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management, for a conversation on how to tackle Ukraine’s economic crisis.

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The Strange Death of Liberalism

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the Legatum Institute, Paddy Ashdown, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats, argued that the key problem in advanced western societies was not capitalism but the failure of democracy.

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What Does a One Nation Justice System Look Like?

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Speaking at the Legatum Institute, the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove called for reform of the justice system in England and Wales, in his first speech since being appointed as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

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The New Authoritarians: Ruling Through Disinformation

Monday, 22 June 2015

Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum, moderated a discussion on how neo-authoritarian and “hybrid” regimes have become more sophisticated in their use of propaganda, as he launched the Beyond Propaganda series with the publication of its first report, The New Authoritarians: Ruling through Disinformation.


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What Transition? The Strange Case of Hungary and Romania

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Anton Shekhovtsov, Transitions Forum Visiting Senior Fellow, shared insights from his research on Romania and Hungary’s democratic development—and the threats that might lie ahead—at a roundtable discussion.

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Capitalism as a Moral Force

Monday, 15 June 2015

As part of the Legatum Insitute's Prosperity for All project, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks discussed the contribution of social institutions like the family to economic growth.

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A New Defence Policy?

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

In his first public speaking engagement as Minster of State for Defence Procurement, Philip Dunne addressed a Legatum Institute Business Forum breakfast on defence procurement policy and the priorities ahead.

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London Needs to Build the Right Housing—Not Just More Housing

Thursday, 4 June 2015

The Legatum Institute and Create Streets were pleased to host a livestreamed panel with Evan Davis, housing experts and some of London's prospective mayoral candidates, to discuss how to solve the capital's housing crisis and boost wellbeing by building homes people want to live in.

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The Future of Higher Education

Thursday, 4 June 2015

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host a roundtable with Stephen Trachtenberg, President Emeritus of George Washington University, for a discussion on the future of higher education in the UK and the rest of the world.

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Is Yemen Becoming the Next Syria?

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Peter Salisbury, freelance journalist and Democracy Lab blogger, gave a detailed analysis of the conflict in Yemen at a recent Transitions Forum breakfast.

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The Road to Character

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The Legatum Institute was delighted to host best-selling author and 'New York Times' columnist, David Brooks, for a discussion that celebrated his new book, 'The Road to Character'.

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Post-Election Debate: Did Voters Make the Right Choice?

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Three hundred and forty years after Charles Street, home to the Legatum Institute, was laid, guests gathered for a panel discussion to launch the '1675 Club', a new society for young leaders and thinkers.

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Why the Humanities Drive Prosperity

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Azar Nafisi, author of the best-selling 'Reading Lolita in Tehran' was joined in conversation by the Legatum Institute's Anne Applebaum, for a conversation about the enduring relationship between literature and prosperity.

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Can Architecture be (Im)Moral?

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

As part of the Legatum Institute's Architecture of Prosperity series, architect Charlotte Skene Catling shared her thoughts on why entrepreneurial architects matter in policy and how they can contribute to lasting prosperity as we grow our cities.

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2015 Africa Prosperity Summit: Promoting Wealth and Wellbeing

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

GDP growth across the continent has fed an “Africa Rising” narrative. But many Africans have failed to benefit from the current economic boom. The Legatum Institute, with the support of the Ford Foundation, hosted a conference in Tanzania with experts from academia, civil society, business and politics to discuss how to promote true prosperity.

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Smart Money: Why We Need Financial Innovation Now More Than Ever

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Andrew Palmer, Business Affairs Editor at The Economist, discussed his new book ‘Smart Money: How High-Stakes Financial Innovation is Reshaping Our World for the Better’.

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The Digital Challenge from Iran

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Ilan Berman, Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council, led an off-the-record discussion about Iran’s use of new media (and old) to manipulate the political sphere and shape global perceptions.

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Rising to the Challenge: Mexico’s Push for Deeper Reform

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Hosted at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC, Carlos Elizondo examined the politics behind Mexico’s reform agenda and shared his insights on the way forward.

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The Age of Plunder: How We Traded Africa

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

As part of the Legatum Institute's History of Capitalism series, Bronwen Everill, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Kings College London, gave a lecture on the Royal African Company and Atlantic commercial enterprise in the 18th century.

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Lessons from the Ebola Crisis

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Peter Piot, a member of the small team who discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, gave a talk that offered lessons for business and governments affected by the current crisis.

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Burma’s Transition: Moving Forward or Stepping Back?

Friday, 24 April 2015

As Burma gears up for a general election later this year, Min Zin, Legatum Fellow and Democracy Lab blogger, discussed the country's democratic progress at a Legatum Institute breakfast.

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Capitalism Question Time

Thursday, 23 April 2015

In conversation with Hywel Williams, and an invited audience, Victoria Bateman, Benedikt Koehler and Nicholas Crafts, the illustrious historians who contributed to the 2014 History of Capitalism series, retraced and further investigated various questions on the evolution of capitalism—past, present and future.

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What is the Future of Russia's Opposition?

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Leonid Volkov, a member of Russia's Central Council of the Party of Progress, gave an insider's perspective on the future of the Russian Opposition within the context of today’s challenges and in the lead up to the 2016 Parliamentary elections. 

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India 2015: Towards Economic Transformation

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Hosted at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC, Rajiv Kumar, Indian economist and former government adviser, launched his new Transitions Forum paper, which examines whether India's developing democracy can achieve rapid economic reform.

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Libya: Whose Land Is It?

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion to launch a new Transitions Forum paper, 'Libya: Whose Land Is It?'. The panel debated the many layers of grievance and administrative chaos which fuel Libya’s conflict, and focused on property rights as a key element of a democracy in transition.

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Magna Carta: The Greatest Bargain Ever Struck

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Daniel Hannan, the Conservative MEP for South East England, spoke about ‘freedom and liberty’ at an off-the-record lunch hosted at the Legatum Institute.

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How To Be Dutch, the Modern Way

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The latest History of Capitalism event hosted Maarten Prak, Chair of Economic and Social History at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands), for a lecture on why the Dutch Republic flourished in the 17th century.

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America's Presidential Race—2016

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

As America gears up for its 2016 General Election, Jacob Heilbrunn, Editor of The National Interest, gave an insider's account of the runners and riders in the US election.

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Blueprint for Revolution

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Self-confessed “rock kid who turned to a life of activism”, Srdja Popovic, led a roundtable discussion at the Legatum Institute on how nonviolent movements can bring about democratic transitions and revolutions.

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Boris Johnson Launches the Legatum Institute's Prosperity for All Project

Monday, 30 March 2015

It is time to reclaim capitalism as a moral force, Boris Johnson, said as he launched Tim Montgomerie's Prosperity for All project, at the Legatum Institute.

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A Capitalism for Individual and National Flourishing

Thursday, 26 March 2015

As part of the Legatum Institute's Prosperity for All project, the Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, led an inaugural gathering of economic and political commentators for a discussion on the challenges facing capitalism—examining its capacity to continue to generate prosperity and to do so for every person.

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Is the Modern State Killing Scientific Creativity?

Thursday, 19 March 2015

As part of its Roads to Freedom series, the Legatum Institute convened a seminar on 'Venture Research'. Topics for debate included whether the state is encouraging—or stunting—creative science research and how scientists might source funds to pursue their endeavours.

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Pensions, Retirement and Taxation—with David Gauke, MP

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

On the eve of the Spring Budget, David Gauke MP, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, addressed a small table of Business Forum members about pensions, tax reform and the future of Britain as a business centre.

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The Shadow Economy—Impact on Innovation, East and West

Monday, 16 March 2015

In partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education—Economics Institute (CERGE-EI), the Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion on how informal and sometimes illegal economic activity can pose problems but also offer innovative solutions. 

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Is There a Future for Ukraine?

Friday, 13 March 2015

Yevhen Hlibovytsky, Ukrainian lawyer and member of the Nestor Group, discussed a strategy for nation building in Ukraine—and how to win the information war against Putin.

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Whatever Happened to Compassionate Conservatism?

Thursday, 12 March 2015

"We are warriors for the dispossessed," said Michael Gove, the Chief Whip, as he delivered a speech at the Legatum Institute to launch the book, 'The Good Right'.

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Is Ed Miliband Ready for No. 10?

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The Legatum Institute was delighted to host the Westminster Policy Institute for a panel discussion that examined some of the most talked about questions in Westminster: Is Ed Miliband ready for Downing Street and what will his top priorities be if he wins the election?

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Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

Friday, 6 March 2015

Veteran reporter and former government advisor Sarah Chayes discussed her new book 'Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security' in a breakfast discussion at the Legatum Institute.

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Battling Russian Propaganda: On the Front Line of Ukraine’s Information War

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Nataliya Gumenyuk, Editor-in-Chief of Hromadske International, shared her experience of establishing independent and reliable media coverage in Ukraine with Hromadske.tv.

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Global Trade: The Beginnings

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

In the latest History of Capitalism lecture, David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge, discussed the role of merchants from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and the ways in which they fostered the roots of global trade.

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Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Fiona Hill, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, discussed the new edition of her book, 'Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin'.

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Finding What Works: Building Reform Coalitions in Brazil

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Marcus Melo of the Federal University of Pernambuco joined the Legatum Institute's Anne Applebaum in a discussion that explored post-authoritarian reform in Brazil, and shared insights for countries facing similar development challenges.

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You Heard It Here First—A Pollster's General Election Forecast

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI, delivered his forecast ahead of Britain's general election at a recent Legatum Institute business breakfast.

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A Latter Day Domesday Book

Monday, 23 February 2015

Dag Detter, co-author of the forthcoming ‘The Public Wealth of Nations', discussed with Tim Montgomerie, Legatum Institute Senior Fellow, how central governments alone could generate additional annual returns of 3 trillion US dollars, through better management of their assets.

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Workshop on the Usage of Data for Driving Social Entrepreneurship

Thursday, 19 February 2015

The Legatum Institute was proud to host the first in a series of workshops organised as part of the EU FP7 Web-COSI project. The Web-COSI project, part of the Europe2020 strategy, analysed how data can be used to drive social entrepreneurship.

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The Economics of Prosperity—With Digby, Lord Jones

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Politicians need to "change the mood music" surrounding business, said Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham, at a recent Legatum Institute roundtable.

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Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

To celebrate the launch of ‘Nothing is True and Everything is Possible’, Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum, joined Ferdinand Mount, political commentator, and Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum, to discuss the book’s themes: Russia’s super-rich, authoritarianism, and media control.

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Private Works: A Conversation with Serco's Rupert Soames

Monday, 9 February 2015

In an off-the-record discussion at the Legatum Institute, Rupert Soames, CEO of Serco, spoke about the challenges and opportunities for the private sector in public service delivery. 

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Character and Values in Society and Education

Thursday, 5 February 2015

In his keynote lecture for the Legatum Institute, Sir Anthony Seldon explained why academic attainment is only part of the purpose of education.

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Theresa May MP for Women2Win

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The Legatum Institute was delighted to host Theresa May, the Home Secretary, and the Women2Win campaign group for their "First-Time Fighters and 40/40 Seats" fundraiser event.

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Tackling Iranian Propaganda Through Online Education

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The Legatum Institute hosted a lunch discussion with Mariam Memarsadeghi, Co-Director of Tavaana, an e-learning institute for Iranian civil society. The roundtable discussed the ways in which her organisation tackles Iranian propaganda by empowering Iranian citizens with access to knowledge on human rights and democracy.

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Television: Still Relevant After All These Years

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Legatum Institute was delighted to welcome Archie Norman, Chairman of ITV, for a lunch discussion. Norman, a former head of ASDA and Conservative MP for Tunbridge Wells, argued that despite new platforms, television remains the one medium that allows for a national conversation.

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Doing Good Great

Monday, 26 January 2015

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host Doug Balfour, CEO of Geneva Global, for the launch of his new book, ‘Doing Good Great'. The book shares Balfour's remarkable story, and promotes the principles of "performance philanthropy" to make a lasting, significant difference in the lives of people in need.

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Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova: Corruption and Challenges of Transition

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are striving to strengthen the rule of law and democratic accountability within their borders, following their commitment to the EU Association Agreements last year. However, entrenched corruption continues to pose a potent threat to their democratic development. As the people of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova struggle to rebuild their states, what is the contribution the West can make?

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Chloe Smith: Would You Employ a Young Person?

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

On Democracy Day, youth unemployment and societal disengagement were up for discussion at a Legatum Institute business breakfast that hosted Chloe Smith MP, former Treasury Minister.

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Machiavelli’s Utopia: New Light on Machiavelli, Erasmus and More

Monday, 19 January 2015

To mark the 500th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Prince’, Seton Hall University Professor of History, William J. Connell, shared his revisionist views on Nicolo Machiavelli.

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Rome’s Economic Revolution

Thursday, 15 January 2015

In the first History of Capitalism lecture of 2015, Philip Kay, Supernumerary at Wolfson College (Oxford) and Head of Asia at City Financial, detailed the economic developments of Republican Rome between the war against Hannibal (218 to 201 BC) and Julius Caesar’s dictatorship in the middle of the first century BC.

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The Future of Free Schools: Lunch Discussion with Baroness Evans of Bowes Park

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The Legatum Institute hosted a lunch to celebrate the elevation of Baroness Natalie Evans to the House of Lords.

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Philanthropy in Transitions

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

What role can philanthropy play in post-conflict and post-authoritarian transitions? Why do these unique moments in history require a different level of creativity, flexibility and willingness to take risk? What are the biggest challenges on the ground?