Legatum Fellows

2017

Legatum Fellows are drawn from a group of scholars who have been involved in Legatum Institute programmes, and who think creatively about how to help people lead more prosperous lives.

These fellows complement the Legatum Institute’s research and activities, bringing even greater insight and analysis into what drives individual and national flourishing.

 

Rt Hon Gisela Stuart

Gisela Stuart served as the Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston for 20 years between 1997 and 2017. She served as a health minister during Tony Blair’s first term as Prime Minister before serving on a variety of Parliamentary Committees including Foreign Affairs, Defence and Intelligence and Security. Gisela is Chair of our Effective Government programme, which examines what the UK can learn from the most successful models of government in operation around the world, in order to improve the outcomes of key public services, from health and social care to education.

 

Rt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin

Sir Oliver Letwin has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for West Dorset since 1997. Between 2010 and 2016 he played a key role in the coalition and Conservative governments led by David Cameron, serving as Minister for Government Policy and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Sir Oliver leads our World Ahead programme, an exciting new initiative which examines how the rise of India and China during the course of the twenty-first century can transform the lives of billions, ending widespread poverty and fostering a new era of stability and prosperity. 

 

Baron Glasman

Maurice Glasman is a Labour life peer in the House of Lords. He is director of the Common Good Foundation. Prior to becoming a peer, Baron Glasman worked for ten years for London Citizens on their Living Wage campaign. Baron Glasman is widely known for establishing "Blue Labour", a conservative form of socialism within the Labour party which encourages a return to community values based on trade unions, the Church and voluntary groups. He is the author of Unnecessary Suffering: Managing Market Utopia, which argues that the commodification of human beings and nature is a nightmare.

 
Tim Montgomerie

Tim Montgomerie previously led the Legatum Institute’s ‘Prosperity for All: Restoring Faith in Capitalism’ programme. He is currently editor of UnHerd and prior to this was a columnist and comment editor for The Times. Before this, Tim helped found the Conservative Christian Fellowship, the Centre for Social Justice and ConservativeHome. His book, The Good Right, explores the future of international conservatism and builds on the work of the Centre for Social Justice.


Alden Abbott

Alden F. Abbott is Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow and Deputy Director of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Previously, Alden served as Director of Patent and Antitrust Strategy for BlackBerry, and in a variety of senior government positions. Alden is also an Adjunct Professor at George Mason Law School, a member of the Leadership of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, and a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network. 

Nick Chance

Nick Chance

After serving as a platoon commander on active service during the “Confrontation” conflict  in Borneo and Malaysia  during the 1960s, Nick  joined the Central and East European Department of the Financial Times. Nick has worked in the international departments and on the Boards of a number of City and industrial companies, and also served as a Magistrate. He was appointed Private Secretary to HRH Prince Michael of Kent at Kensington Palace in 1997 and was awarded the CVO (Commander of the Victorian Order) in 2014. 

Graeme Leach

Graeme Leach is Founder & Chief Economist of Macronomics, a macroeconomic, geopolitical and future megatrends research consultancy he launched in 2016.  Prior to forming Macronomics, Graeme was Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute. Between 1997 and 2013 he worked as Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors (IoD).

 

Dr. James Mumford

James is an academic and writer who works on the interface of moral and political philosophy. Educated at Oxford and Yale, he has worked in policy, at the Centre for Social Justice and, more recently, as a professor and fellow at the University of Virginia. He is currently writing a book about the way political identity warps how we think about the most momentous moral dilemmas of our moment, both public and personal. 

 

Andrea Hossó

Andrea is an economist and a finance professional with both public and private sector experience. Since the late 1990s she has worked in the financial sector in London specialising in asset management and private lending. Before that, she was the financial services trade negotiator representing Hungary in the GATT Uruguay Round services negotiations. She also participated in the EU-Hungary pre-accession association agreement and EFTA negotiations. Her articles and comments on economic and political issues have appeared in the British and Hungarian media.

Nicholas Boys Smith

Nicholas Boys Smith

Nicholas Boys Smith is the founding Director of Create Streets, a social enterprise encouraging urban homes in terraced streets, not multi-storey buildings. Nicholas is a member of the Historic England Commission, an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham where he leads their course in Applied Research in Urban Design. He is a member of both the Government’s Design Review Panel and the Estate Regeneration Panel chaired by Lord Heseltine. 

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Reuben Abraham

Reuben Abraham is CEO and Senior Fellow at the IDFC Institute, a think tank set up by India’s largest infrastructure finance company.  He is also a non-resident scholar at the Urbanization Project at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Previously he was on the Faculty and Executive Director of the Centre for Emerging Markets Solutions at the Indian School of Business, where he serves on the Next Generation Leaders Board of the school. 

David Abulafia

David Abulafia

David Abulafia is Professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College. David's interests embrace the economic, social and political history of the Mediterranean lands in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. His most recent book,The Great Sea, explores the history of the Mediterranean from 22,000 BC to AD 2010.

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Nicholas Crafts

Nicholas Crafts is Professor of Economic History and Director of the ESRC Research Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at Warwick University. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. His earlier career included positions at University of California Berkeley, London School of Economics, Oxford, and Stanford. His research interests focus on comparative long-run economic growth and the economic history of the 1930s. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the IMF and a consultant for HM Treasury. 

Carol Graham

Carol Graham

Carol Graham is the Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a College Park Professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, and a Senior Scientist at the Gallup Organization. She has been a Vice President at Brookings and a Special Advisor to the Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank. Graham is the author of numerous books—most recently The Pursuit of Happiness: An Economy of Well-Being (Brookings) and Happiness Around the World: The Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires (Oxford).

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Nataliya Gumenyuk

Nataliya is an Ukrainian journalist and commentator specializing in foreign affairs. She is co-founder and currently head of Hromadske.TV - an initiative of Ukrainian journalists to create public broadcasting in Ukraine. As an independent, international correspondent, she has reported on major political and social events from nearly 50 countries. During the last few years, she has focused on post-Arab Spring developments in the Arab world and is the author of the book "Maidan Tahrir: In Search Of The Lost Revolution". 

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Will Hunter

Will is the Founder of the London School of Architecture, and is currently the school’s Director.  He was previously the executive editor of The Architectural Review and editor of the monthly magazines of The Architects’ Journal and Building Design. He has contributed to many titles including Wallpaper*, Blueprint and the Financial Times. Trained as an architect at the Bartlett, UCL, and at the Royal College of Art, he has taught architecture at both London Metropolitan University and the RCA, at the latter as a design unit master and chair of the architecture school’s public lecture programme.

Modupe Ladipo

In her role as the first Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer for Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA), Modupe was a pioneer of financial inclusion in Nigeria. She has over 25 years of financial services experience, predominantly in investment banking in the UK, covering corporate strategy & development, product development & implementation, mergers & acquisitions, retail and institutional brokerage. She has worked for Tata Consultancy Services, Merrill Lynch, ABN AMRO, the London Stock Exchange and Credit Suisse Financial Products. 

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Simon Mayall

Sir Simon Mayall is a senior adviser for Greenhill & Co, the investment bank. Previously, he had a long career in the British Army, serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo among other places. In the army, Mayall held the rank of Lieutenant General and between 2011 and 2014 was also Middle East Senior Adviser at the UK Ministry of Defence. While in the army he completed a Defence Fellowship at the University of Oxford, studying Turkish security policy, and held the offices of Deputy Commanding General in the Multi-National Corps (Iraq), Assistant Chief of the General Staff, and Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff.

Anton Shekhovtsov

Anton was a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute in 2014. His main area of expertise is the European far right and illiberal tendencies in Central and Eastern Europe. Anton is also Research Associate at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation (Ukraine), and General Editor of the Explorations of the Far Right book series at ibidem-Verlag (Germany). 

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U. Srinivasa Rangan

Dr Rangan holds the Luksic Chair Professorship in Strategy and Global Studies. He has taught in several such programmes at Babson Global, Amos Tuck School (Dartmouth), Rotman School (Toronto), Helsinki School of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, Indian School of Business, and Indian Institute of Management.

Min Zin

Min Zin

Min is a founding member and the Executive Director of the Institute for Strategy and Policy which promotes democratic leadership and strengthen civic participation in Myanmar. He is a PhD candidate in Travers Department of Political Science at University of California, Berkeley. As a comparative political scientist, Min studies civil-military relations, democratization, contentious politics, ethnic conflicts and civil war with a focus on Myanmar and Southeast Asian countries.


Andrea Hossó

Andrea is an economist and a finance professional with both public and private sector experience. Since the late 1990s she has worked in the financial sector in London specialising in asset management and private lending. Before that, she was the financial services trade negotiator representing Hungary in the GATT Uruguay Round services negotiations. She also participated in the EU-Hungary pre-accession association agreement and EFTA negotiations. Her expertise and interest include financial services, trade, and structural policies. Her articles and comments on economic and political issues have appeared in the British and Hungarian media. At the Legatum Institute she focuses on post-Brexit financial sector and economic policy issues. 

Andrea Hossó

Andrea is an economist and a finance professional with both public and private sector experience. Since the late 1990s she has worked in the financial sector in London specialising in asset management and private lending. Before that, she was the financial services trade negotiator representing Hungary in the GATT Uruguay Round services negotiations. She also participated in the EU-Hungary pre-accession association agreement and EFTA negotiations. Her expertise and interest include financial services, trade, and structural policies. Her articles and comments on economic and political issues have appeared in the British and Hungarian media. At the Legatum Institute she focuses on post-Brexit financial sector and economic policy issues.

Andrea Hossó

Andrea is an economist and a finance professional with both public and private sector experience. Since the late 1990s she has worked in the financial sector in London specialising in asset management and private lending. Before that, she was the financial services trade negotiator representing Hungary in the GATT Uruguay Round services negotiations. She also participated in the EU-Hungary pre-accession association agreement and EFTA negotiations. Her expertise and interest include financial services, trade, and structural policies. Her articles and comments on economic and political issues have appeared in the British and Hungarian media. At the Legatum Institute she focuses on post-Brexit financial sector and economic policy issues.


 
Baron Glasman

Maurice Glasman is a Labour life peer in the House of Lords. He is director of the Common Good Foundation. Prior to becoming a peer, Baron Glasman worked for ten years for London Citizens on their Living Wage campaign. Baron Glasman is widely known for establishing "Blue Labour", a conservative form of socialism within the Labour party which encourages a return to community values based on trade unions, the Church and voluntary groups. He is the author of Unnecessary Suffering: Managing Market Utopia which argues that the commodification of of human beings and nature is a nightmare. 

 
Baron Glasman

Maurice Glasman is a Labour life peer in the House of Lords. He is director of the Common Good Foundation. Prior to becoming a peer, Baron Glasman worked for ten years for London Citizens on their Living Wage campaign. Baron Glasman is widely known for establishing "Blue Labour", a conservative form of socialism within the Labour party which encourages a return to community values based on trade unions, the Church and voluntary groups. He is the author of Unnecessary Suffering: Managing Market Utopia which argues that the commodification of of human beings and nature is a nightmare. 

Baron Glasman

Maurice Glasman is a Labour life peer in the House of Lords. He is director of the Common Good Foundation. Prior to becoming a peer, Baron Glasman worked for ten years for London Citizens on their Living Wage campaign. Baron Glasman is widely known for establishing "Blue Labour", a conservative form of socialism within the Labour party which encourages a return to community values based on trade unions, the Church and voluntary groups. He is the author of Unnecessary Suffering: Managing Market Utopia which argues that the commodification of of human beings and nature is a nightmare. 

Baron Glasman

Maurice Glasman is a Labour life peer in the House of Lords. He is director of the Common Good Foundation. Prior to becoming a peer, Baron Glasman worked for ten years for London Citizens on their Living Wage campaign. Baron Glasman is widely known for establishing "Blue Labour", a conservative form of socialism within the Labour party which encourages a return to community values based on trade unions, the Church and voluntary groups. He is the author of Unnecessary Suffering: Managing Market Utopia which argues that the commodification of of human beings and nature is a nightmare. 

Baron Glasman

Maurice Glasman is a Labour life peer in the House of Lords. He is director of the Common Good Foundation. Prior to becoming a peer, Baron Glasman worked for ten years for London Citizens on their Living Wage campaign. Baron Glasman is widely known for establishing "Blue Labour", a conservative form of socialism within the Labour party which encourages a return to community values based on trade unions, the Church and voluntary groups. He is the author of Unnecessary Suffering: Managing Market Utopia which argues that the commodification of of human beings and nature is a nightmare. 

 
Baron Glasman

Maurice Glasman is a Labour life peer in the House of Lords. He is director of the Common Good Foundation. Prior to becoming a peer, Baron Glasman worked for ten years for London Citizens on their Living Wage campaign. Baron Glasman is widely known for establishing "Blue Labour", a conservative form of socialism within the Labour party which encourages a return to community values based on trade unions, the Church and voluntary groups. He is the author of Unnecessary Suffering: Managing Market Utopia which argues that the commodification of of human beings and nature is a nightmare. 

 
Baron Glasman

Maurice Glasman is a Labour life peer in the House of Lords. He is director of the Common Good Foundation. Prior to becoming a peer, Baron Glasman worked for ten years for London Citizens on their Living Wage campaign. Baron Glasman is widely known for establishing "Blue Labour", a conservative form of socialism within the Labour party which encourages a return to community values based on trade unions, the Church and voluntary groups. He is the author of Unnecessary Suffering: Managing Market Utopia which argues that the commodification of of human beings and nature is a nightmare.