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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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)
Calling in Against Corruption
Wednesday, 1 July 2015
i 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.