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Cristina Odone writes in the Guardian that parenting classes could make a significant difference for families

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Cristina Odone, Director of Legatum Institute's Cultural Transformation programme was wrote in the Guardian about the benefits of ensuring all parents have access to parenting classes. 

Read the full article here


Commentary

Britain's Mums and Dads are providing their children with more than just a housing deposit

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Cristina Odone, Director of Legatum Institute's Centre for Character and Values, writes in The Daily Telegraph about the important role of parents beyond just providing the funds necessary to own a home.

Our polling found that respondents overwhelmingly believe family is important in creating the best environment for young people to flourish. Parenting classes are found to be very helpful yet their delivery is inconsistent in providing the support needed across the country. 

Read the full article here.

Cristina Odone interviewed 70 parents and a number of experts as part of her research. Listen to some of these interviews here


Commentary

How better parenting can keep families functioning

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Cristina Odone, Director of Legatum Institute's Centre for Character and Values, writes in CapX about our new report on the quality of parenting classes in the UK. Our polling found that respondents overwhelmingly believe family is important in creating the best environment for young people to flourish. Parenting classes are found to be very helpful yet their delivery is inconsistent in providing the support needed across the country. 

Read the full article here.

Cristina Odone interviewed 70 parents and a number of experts as part of her research. Listen to some of these interviews here


Commentary

Cristina Odone on Woman's Hour discussing the benefit of parenting classes for all parents

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Cristina Odone, Director of Legatum Institute's Cultural Transformation programme was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour about the findings of our recent report into parenting classes. She said it's time we break the stigma around parenting classes as they provide valuable support and skills to all parents. 

Listen to the interview here.

Cristina Odone interviewed 70 parents and a number of experts as part of her research. Listen to some of these interviews here


Commentary

Charlie Gard's parents may have to let him go

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Cristina Odone, Director of Legatum Institute's Cultural Transformation programme writes for the Daily Mail about the heart breaking situation Charlie Gard's parents find themselves in, drawing on her family's experience with her brother, Lorenzo, who was also afflicted by an incurable genetic condition. 

Read the full article here.

Commentary

It helps to admit your failures as a parent

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

With the launch of our new research into parenting classes, Cristina Odone, Director of Legatum Institute's Cultural Transformation programme writes for The Times that parenting classes would benefit all parents and that there shouldn't be a stigma attached to them.

Read the full article here.

Publications

Parenting Skills Classes: Transforming the Next Generation

Monday, 10 April 2017

Families are the bedrock of our society and this is recognised by the public at large—as our recent survey accompanying this report confirms, 84 percent of respondents endorse this statement.

Read the full report here.

Cristina Odone interviewed 70 parents and a number of experts as part of her research. Listen to some of these interviews here

 

 


Commentary

In CapX, Cristine Odone writes that Italians may live longer but they don't all prosper.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Cristina Odone, Director of Legatum Institute's Centre for Character and Values writes in CapX some Italians may be living long and healthy lives, with pensioners clinging to memories of the “economic miracle” that made for a dolce vita, but those under 30 are stuck paying the bill for their elders’ indulgence.

Read the article in CapX here.

Events

Ethics in the Media

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Legatum Institute is delighted to be hosting a discussion on “Ethics in the Media”, the inaugural event in the Cultural Transformation Programme. 

Commentary

Cristina Odone appears on BBC's Daily Politics as Guest of the Day

Friday, 24 February 2017

Director of our Cultural Transformation Programme, Cristina Odone appeared on BBC's Daily Politics as Guest of the Day discussing topics including the recent by-elections in Copeland and Stoke and whether it should be possible for one MP to stop new legislation or if there is an argument that there are too many attempts at bringing in new legislation. 

 


Commentary

Cristina Odone appears on BBC 1's Big Questions

Monday, 13 February 2017

Director of our Cultural Transformation Programme, Cristina Odone spoke to Nicky Campbell and an invited audience in Leicester for the Big Questions on Sunday 12th Feb

Commentary

"Lorenzo's Oil" Cristina Odone's speech to the BFI about her brother

Monday, 23 January 2017

At a screening at the BFI Cristina Odone our Director of Character and Values added a personal perspective to a showing of the 1992 film "Lorenzo's Oil". It stars Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon, who play her father and step-mother who are trying to care for their son Lorenzo. He was Cristina's step brother and had adrenoleukodystrophy. This is the speech she gave

Commentary

I'd Rather People Scatter Their Loved One's Ashes Than Worship Their Phones

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

When men and women seek to make sense of death, they are exploring the life of the spirit, writes Cristina Odone, Director of the Legatum Institute Centre for Character and Values. (The Telegraph)

Commentary

Selfish Shallow Britain Doesn't Have Time for Our Old and Frail

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

It's time to remember that looking after our elderly parents should be seen as a privilege, rather than a chore, writes Cristina Odone, Director of the Centre for Character and Values at the Legatum Institute (Daily Telegraph)

Commentary

You Can't Prosper Just by Getting Richer

Saturday, 30 April 2016

How can a slum-dweller be happier than a City high-flyer? Because we have forgotten what matters: family, trust and charity, writes Cristina Odone, Director of the Centre for Character and Values at the Legatum Institute (The Times)

Events

Brexit Implications for UK Business

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

As part of the Legatum Institute’s Business Forum, Hugo Dixon, International New York Times columnist and Chairman of pro-EU campaign initiative InFacts, discussed the likely consequences of ‘Brexit’, making the case for continued UK membership of the European Union.

Commentary

Granny Annexe Tax Strikes at Family Values

Monday, 4 April 2016

The Conservatives have turned their backs on tradition with a short-sighted policy that ignores the costs of social care, writes Cristina Odone, Director of the Centre for Character and Values at the Legatum Institute (The Times)

Events

Productivity in the UK

Monday, 29 February 2016

Nick Boles, MP, Minister of State for Skills, spoke at a Legatum Institute Business Forum lunch on the government’s plan to improve UK productivity through greater investment in infrastructure, increased wages and training.

Events

Science and Religion—with Andrew Briggs

Monday, 25 January 2016

The Legatum Institute hosted Andrew Briggs, Professor of Nanomaterials at Oxford University and artist Roger Wagner for a discussion around their book The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions’.

Commentary

The Prosperity Problem

Sunday, 5 July 2015

In a special report for Newsweek, the Legatum Institute's Prosperity Index reveals which countries fared best—and worst—following 'The Great Recession' of 2008.


Events

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'.

Events

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.

Events

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.

Events

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.

Commentary

Why Politicians Avoid the F-word

Monday, 9 February 2015

The family offers the best shield against increasing loneliness and isolation - our politicans mustn't be afraid to talk about it, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute (Daily Telegraph)

Commentary

Nuns Could Teach Tristram Hunt a Thing or Two

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute, offers advice to UK Shadow Education Secretary of State, following his recent comments on teacher training (​Daily Mail​)

Commentary

Why Michelle Obama Was Wrong to Not Wear a Headscarf

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Refusing to wear a headscarf risks alienating good Muslims, not bad Saudis, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute.

Events

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.

Commentary

Europe is Becoming a No God zone

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

We must act fast to protect outward signs of observance, or religion will be purged completely from public life in the West, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute (​Daily Telegraph​)

Events

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. 


Commentary

Isil Persecution is Killing Christians. It's Time to Acknowledge It.

Monday, 1 December 2014

The Pope dares to admit it, and Desmond Swayne MP doesn't: Christian communities in the Middle East are being destroyed, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute (The Daily Telegraph)

Commentary

A Good Society that Just Goes on Giving

Monday, 3 November 2014

Cruel Britannia is a figment of the Left’s imagination—we are a very generous people, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute (The Daily Telegraph).

Press Release

Sierra Leone Comes Bottom of the Legatum Institute’s World Rankings on Health

Monday, 3 November 2014

2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ reveals that West Africa is the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak because of weak health infrastructure and poor governance.


Press Release

New Zealand in Global Top Three for Prosperity

Monday, 3 November 2014

2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ reveals that New Zealand is the third most prosperous country in the world, ahead of Australia.

Press Release

Norway Revealed as the Most Prosperous Country in the World

Monday, 3 November 2014

Norway is the most prosperous country in the world, closely followed by Switzerland and New Zealand, according to an international Index published by the Legatum Institute.

Press Release

UK Revealed as Most Prosperous of All Major EU Countries

Monday, 3 November 2014

The United Kingdom is today revealed as the most prosperous of all the major EU countries in an international study published by the Legatum Institute.


Press Release

United States is No Longer Perceived to Be ‘the land of the free’

Monday, 3 November 2014

2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ reveals US public feel they have less ‘personal freedom’ than in 2011, while Norway is the most prosperous country in the world while the Central African Republic finishes bottom of the rankings.

Events

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.

Commentary

Suburbia's Secret Slaves

Friday, 19 September 2014

Even the smartest neighbourhoods can hide victims of domestic slavery, writes Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute (Daily Telegraph)

Press Release

Boris Johnson On London’s Athenian Legacy—And Why It Is Under Threat

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

LONDON—Boris Johnson says London boasts the same political culture of freedom, tolerance, and intellectual experimentation enjoyed in 5th century Athens. But the capital city’s mayor urges Londoners and Britons to guard against “illiberal democracy” which threatens these Athenian virtues.

Press Release

Looting Ukraine: How East and West Teamed up to Steal a Country

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

LONDON—Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is making headway in the attempt to restore constitutional rule in the country’s east. But Russian expansionism is only part of the problem: endemic corruption risks turning Ukraine into a failed state—and the West is helping.


Press Release

Slavery and Abolition: Then and Now

Monday, 7 July 2014

LONDON—The Coalition Government wants to lead a global campaign to tackle modern slavery. Its proposed Modern Slavery Bill receives its second reading on 8 July 2014.


Events

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.

Press Release

The Legatum Institute Appoints Cristina Odone As Communications Director

Sunday, 1 June 2014

LONDON—The commentator and broadcaster Cristina Odone today joins the Legatum Institute Foundation (“Legatum Institute”), the global public-policy think-tank, as Director of Communications.