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Commentary

Leaving the EU Will Hurt British Science

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Replacing European science grants with British government grants will not repair the damage to the science base of the economy should Britain decide to leave the EU, argues Victoria Bateman, Legatum Fellow (BloombergView)

Commentary

Cameron’s Hypocrisy on Tax Won’t Wash with the Public

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Labour's decision to call for an investigation into the Google deal makes sense both ethically and electorally, argues Abigail Watson, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (LeftFootForward.org)

Publications

Cyber Propaganda: From how to start a revolution to how to beat ISIS

Monday, 23 November 2015

The latest 'Beyond Propaganda' report examines how the internet has transformed disinformation and propaganda—from “reverse trolling" by authoritarian governments, to spreading dissident messages in Ukraine during the Euromaidan Revolution.

Events

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.

Events

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.

Commentary

Spokesman for Birthers, Truthers, and Internet Trolls

Friday, 21 August 2015

Donald Trump has brought the language and ideas of birthers, truthers, and conspiracy theorists onto the national stage, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Publications

Calling in Against Corruption

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

A Pakistani official set out to prevent bureaucrats from demanding bribes for providing basic public services. The solution: citizen feedback through mobile phones. Mohammad Omar Masud is the author of the second case study in the Transitions Forum's 'Curbing Corruption: Ideas That Work' series.

Events

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.

Commentary

Why Technology Hasn’t Delivered More Democracy

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

New technologies offer important tools for empowerment—yet democracy is stagnating, writes Thomas Carothers for Democracy Lab.

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.

Events

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.

Events

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.

Events

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.

News

“The pillars upon which Big Government rest are crumbling”

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The use of the internet has transformed how we engage with each other and how we consume  everything, from news to music to learning. Why, therefore, should it not also transform the way we are governed? A conversation with author and MP for Clacton, Douglas Carswell.