36 Events found for the year 2012


Media Regulation: Foundations for Peace and Prosperity

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Jerry Timmins, former BBC Head of Africa and the Middle East, will lead a discussion on media regulation and how it can help create the foundations for prosperity and peace in transitional countries.


Media Regulation in Rwanda and Libya: Foundations for Peace and Prosperity

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Ex-BBC World Service journalist, Jerry Timmins, will lead a discussion on media regulation and how it can help create the foundations for prosperity and peace in transitional countries.


South Africa: Has the Transition Stalled?

Friday, 7 December 2012

Ann Bernstein, Executive Director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise in South Africa will be at the Legatum Institute for a discussion on challenges faced by the country now and in the future.


Foreign Policy 3.0 - After the US Elections: What Can Be Learnt From Legendary Pentagon Strategist, Dr Fritz Kraemer?

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dr Hubertus Hoffmann, a Kraemer protégé and author of 'True Keeper of the Holy Flame: The Legacy of Pentagon Strategist and Mentor, Dr Fritz Kraemer', will discuss his book in an event at the Legatum Institute.


Democracy and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Promoting Democratic Reform through Building an Entrepreneurial Culture

Monday, 3 December 2012

How do you build entrepreneurial ecosystems in countries in need of democratic reform? And can you establish a culture of entrepreneurship? Dr John Sullivan of the Washington, D.C-based Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) will be at the Legatum Institute to discuss these challenges.


Is National Identity Best Served by the Nation State?

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Has the nation state, a political unit with internationally recognised boundaries, had its day? Does it matter if it disappears? A discussion with author, journalist and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb. 


The Libya Media Wiki: Snapshot of a Country in Transition

Friday, 23 November 2012

An event to launch the newly established Libya Media Wiki, a joint initiative between the Legatum Institute and the Rashad Foundation.


History, Freedom and the Future: Central Europe's Past in Today's Globalised World

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

As part of the Legatum Institute's Salon Series, Professor Robert Evans of the University of Oxford discusses Mitteleuropa and how, in many ways, it remains highly relevant to the early 21st century debate about the future of the world.


The Future of Iran - Educational Reform: Workshop Details

Monday, 12 November 2012

The Legatum Institute will host a workshop on educational reform in Iran as part of its The Future of Iran series. The series is designed to encourage Iranians to begin thinking about the challenges they will face if, or when, they suddenly find themselves in a position to carry out major political, social and economic reforms.


Preparing for a Syrian Transition: Lessons From the Past, Thinking for the Future

Thursday, 8 November 2012

The Institute will host a live webcast and panel discussion with Dr Ashraf Ghani, former finance minister of Afghanistan and Clare Lockhart, who worked with him on the 2001 Bonn Agreement and later on the Afghan transition.


The End of Politics and the Birth of iDemocracy

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Author and MP for Clacton Douglas Carswell discusses his book 'The End of Politics and the Birth of iDemocracy' as part of LI's 'Book Forum' series.


Live Stream and Q&A with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host a livestreamed discussion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama for an interactive global conversation on 'Ethics for a More Prosperous World.'


Positive Linking: How Networks and Incentives Can Revolutionise the World

Monday, 15 October 2012

Economist Paul Ormerod discusses his book which explores the limits of conventional economics and why it needs to embrace the power of the networks—through ‘positive linking’.


Rethinking the Good: Moral Ideals and the Nature of Practical Reasoning

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Rutgers University Professor of Philosophy Larry Temkin discusses his original and deeply unsettling works of sceptical philosophy that mounts an important new challenge to contemporary ethics.


Poetic Enterprise and the Flourishing Society

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Is the relationship between the poetic imagination and the world of public events likely to be unusually vital when society as a whole is flourishing, enterprising and creative? An evening of readings and discussion.


A Liberal Case for a Strong State

Friday, 14 September 2012

Leading Indian writer, commentator, and former CEO of Procter & Gamble in India, Gurcharan Das, argues that India will not keep 'growing at night' without a liberal and effective government.


Is There a Distinctively Conservative Green Agenda?

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, Greg Barker discusses the possible future evolution of environmental policies in an age of economic austerity.


Institutional Reforms to Prevent the Next Recession

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

What lessons can we learn from the causes of the Great Recession and the ensuing slow recovery?


Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

The discussion is part of the Legatum Institute Salon Series and will explore how the sciences could be more innovative and cost less


Bismarck, Capitalism and the German Welfare State

Monday, 18 June 2012

A discussion with University of Pennsylvania professor Jonathan Steinberg on his best-selling book, Bismarck: A Life


Russia After the Elections and Where Now for the Opposition?

Monday, 18 June 2012

Three of Russia’s most high profile opposition leaders discuss Russian politics, corruption, and the role of the West.


Phake—The Deadly World of Falsified and Substandard Medicines

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The Legatum Institute hosted AEI resident fellow and economist Roger Bate for a discussion on his new book Phake—The Deadly World of Falsified and Substandard Medicines.


Does Flourishing In The Arts Relate To Vibrant Societies?

Thursday, 7 June 2012

The latest event in the Legatum Institute Salon Series will explore 'What constitutes a Renaissance?'


Fragile Frontier: Democracy's Growing Vulnerability in Central and Southeastern Europe

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

A presentation of the annual Freedom House report Nations in Transit, a comprehensive, comparative study of democratic development in 29 countries from Central Europe to Eurasia.


Future of Iran - Transitional Justice: Workshop Details

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The working group on transitional justice convened at the Legatum Institute as part of its Future of Iran conference.


Future of Iran - Judicial Reform: Workshop Details

Monday, 14 May 2012

The working group on judicial reform convened at the Legatum Institute as part of its Future of Iran conference.


John Tomasi launches Free Market Fairness book

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

In his new book, Tomasi explains why libertarians should care about social justice.


Charles Street Symposium

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

The Legatum Institute has announced the inaugural Charles Street Symposium, an annual global forum for leading young economists.


Alexander J. Field and A Great Leap Forward

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Fields's book, A Great Leap Forward, re-examines the history of US economic growth


Engaging with the Dalai Lama

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Dalai Lama Representative speaks at Legatum Institute Roundtable


Two Major Challenges to Entrepreneurship in France

Monday, 2 April 2012

There are two major stumbling blocks for entrepreneurs in France: payroll taxes and the egalitarian culture.


Former Governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty at the Legatum Institute

Monday, 26 March 2012

The Legatum Institute hosted a private dinner with the Co-Chairman of Mitt Romney's Presidential campaign.


Russia After The Election: Do Svidaniya Mr Putin?

Monday, 19 March 2012

'Deception: Spies, Lies and How Russia Dupes the West'Edward Lucas launches his new book at the Legatum Institute.


Philip E. Auerswald and The Coming Prosperity

Friday, 9 March 2012

How Entrepreneurs are Transforming the Global Economy


Freedom in history, the arts, and ideas

Saturday, 21 January 2012

The Legatum Institute hosted the latest event in its Salon Series exploring freedom in history, the arts, and ideas.


Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World

Friday, 13 January 2012

Deirdre McCloskey, distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English and Communication at the University of Illinois, visited the Legatum Institute for a discussion of her book 'Bourgeois Dignity—Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World'.