55 Events found for the year 2016


An Evening with His Eminence Cardinal Turkson

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

The Legatum Institute was delighted to welcome Cardinal Peter Turkson, who flew in from Rome especially, for a conversation on the moral case for free and competitive markets, cronyism, and his idea for the creation of new cities in developing countries.


Tackling Slavery to Promote Freedom and Prosperity

Thursday, 1 December 2016

On the eve of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, the Legatum Institute was delighted to welcome the Freedom Fund to open their 2016 conference: ‘Tackling Slavery to Promote Freedom and Prosperity’.


Happiness for All? Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index programme hosted a discussion with Carol Graham, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Sir (Gus) O'Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary. They discussed Graham's forthcoming book, Happiness for All? Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream, and how to employ ‘Economics of Wellbeing’ to improve policy-making.


Former Danish Prime Minister Launches the 10th Edition of the Legatum Prosperity Index™

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former Prime Minister of Denmark, delivered a keynote address that recognised and celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Legatum Prosperity Index™. The evening reception was also an opportunity for Baroness Stroud, the newly appointed CEO of the Legatum Institute, to outline her vision for the Institute.


Rewriting the Silk Road: One Belt, One Road and China’s Trading Past

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Legatum Institute's History of Capitalism series hosted a half-day seminar focused on China’s trading past and President Xi Jinping’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, throwing myth-shedding light on modernity and vice versa.


The Despot’s Accomplice

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

The Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum hosted a discussion with Brian Klaas, Fellow at the London School of Economics and Democracy Lab contributor, on his new book, 'The Despot's Accomplice'.


An Update on Turkey with Ünal Çeviköz

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Legatum Institute, hosted a meeting in the House of Commons with Ünal Çeviköz, immediate past Ambassador of Turkey to the United Kingdom, to discuss recent developments in Turkey.


Iran: How to Make Privatisation Work

Thursday, 6 October 2016

The Legatum Institute’s 'Iran Series' hosted a discussion led by Mehrdad Emadi, Senior Economic Advisor to the EU, on how to make privatisation work in Iran.


Money and Power: The Bank of England and London in the 18th Century

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

In the final History of Capitalism lecture, Anne Murphy, Reader in History and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Humanities at the University of Hertfordshire, told the story of the origins and workings of The Bank of England and its intricate relationship with the unique ecosystem of the City of London.


Growing and Sharing Prosperity—2016 Labour Party Conference

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

How we can spread prosperity throughout society? This panel at the 2016 Labour Party Conference discussed what enables and hinders life chances in the UK. The speakers also explored how policy-makers can make decisions that promote better cohesion at a national and a local level.


The Legatum Institute and the Centre for Social Justice Launch Joint Research Project

Thursday, 7 July 2016

The Rt. Hon. Michael Gove, MP, gave keynote remarks at the Legatum Institute's 2016 Summer Party. The event also marked the launch of the '48:52' project, a collaboration between the Legatum Institute and the CSJ, which will produce a roadmap aimed at uniting the country and ensuring that all Britons have the chance to move from poverty to prosperity.


Why Should Anyone Innovate Here?

Monday, 4 July 2016

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host the Harvard Business Review for a discussion with professors Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones on the role of the organisation in an entrepreneurial society—what’s going wrong, and what leaders need to do to nurture the talents and aspirations of their most talented people.


Sneak Preview: How to Stop Disinformation

Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Ukrainian Institute hosted a discussion around a forthcoming Legatum Institute publication, titled “How to How to Stop Disinformation: Lessons from Ukraine for the Wider World”.


21st Century Capitalism: The Tools to Deal with Trade Policy

Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Legatum Institute's Economics of Prosperity programme was pleased to host a breakfast discussion with Razeen Sally, one of the world’s leading trade experts.


The Master Plan

Monday, 27 June 2016

The Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum hosted a screening of the documentary 'The Master Plan', followed by a discussion and reception.


Britain and Europe: Culture, Country or Continent?

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The Legatum Institute's 'Roads to Freedom' Series hosted a panel discussion ahead of the UK’s forthcoming EU Referendum that offered a fresh perspective through analysing Britain's relationship with continental Europe in the context of a thousand years of history.


The Government’s Role in Creating a Prosperous Economy

Monday, 13 June 2016

As part of the Legatum Institute’s Business Forum, the Rt. Hon. Greg Hands MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, for an off-the-record discussion on the government’s role in creating a prosperous economy.


Homes Not Houses: Putting Wellbeing First

Thursday, 9 June 2016

The 'Architecture of Prosperity' programme hosted a panel discussion to mark the publication of 'Housing the Mind', a new Legatum Institute essay. The event also launched a forthcoming study by Create Streets, titled 'Heart in the Right Street', which looks at the links between specific components of the built environment and measurable wellbeing.


Should Ukraine Privatise its Energy Companies?

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum was pleased to host a lunch discussion with Visiting Senior Fellow Ilya Zaslavskiy on Ukraine’s energy reforms.


Hong Kong and the Context of Laissez-Faire: Myths and Truths about a 'Free Market Paradise'

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Catherine Schenk, Professor of International Economic History at the University of Glasgow, told the story of Hong Kong’s transformation into an international financial centre and challenged some of the common perceptions around Hong Kong as a paradigm of Laissez-Faire Capitalism at work.


Is Iran Next? Ethnic Divisions, Religious Tension and the Possibility of Conflict

Thursday, 2 June 2016

The Legatum Institute's 'Iran Series' hosted a discussion with Touraj Atabaki, Senior Researcher at the International Institute of Social History.


Growth and Prosperity in Africa: What's Worked, and What's Next?

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

With a decade of strong growth in Africa now at its close, where has that growth most delivered progress on prosperity, and why? To mark the launch of the ‘2016 Africa Prosperity Report', Lord Malloch-Brown gave a keynote speech on the state of prosperity in Africa, ahead of a panel discussion with experts.


Why Britain Should Remain in the EU

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

As part of the Legatum Institute’s Business Forum, the Rt. Hon. Alan Johnson, who heads the Labour Party’s EU referendum campaign, discussed the importance of convincing the Labour Party supporters to vote for the UK to remain in the European Union.


Think the Unthinkable

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Julia Peyton-Jones, Director of the Serpentine Gallery for 25 years, discussed her experiences at the helm of one of the most successful public contemporary galleries in the world, in particular with the ground-breaking Pavilions project. She has always insisted on thinking the unthinkable; “one of the things about running an institution that is incredibly small is that you have to be very creative about how you use it,” she said.


Britain's Future in the World: A Time of Choosing

Thursday, 5 May 2016

As the EU referendum approaches, the Legatum Institute hosted a debate on Britain’s role in the world with Steve Baker (MP for Wycombe), Gideon Rachman (Financial Times) and Anne Applebaum (Legatum Institute).


What Makes a Prosperous Nation? A Perspective from New Zealand

Thursday, 5 May 2016

The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index programme was delighted to host New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the Hon. Bill English MP, for a roundtable discussion of the path to a prosperous nation.


Authoritarianism Goes Global: The Challenge to Democracy

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The Legatum Institute hosted a conversation with the authors of 'Authoritarianism Goes Global', a new collection of essays that presents fresh insights on the complicated issues surrounding authoritarian resurgence.


Putting Beauty into the Politics of Prosperity

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The Legatum Institute hosted a discussion with Fiona Reynolds, to launch her new book, 'The Fight for Beauty', which makes the case for beauty as a very real, human need rather than an idealistic or elitist aesthetic. She was joined by Oliver Letwin, MP for West Dorset and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.


Liberal-minded Reformer or Mao Reincarnated? President Xi Jinping and His China Dream

Monday, 25 April 2016

James Miles, China Editor of 'The Economist', moderated a panel discussion on China’s economic and political prospects under President Xi Jinping. 


Revolutionary Twilight: Venezuela's Changing Fortunes and Chavismo's Last Stand

Thursday, 21 April 2016

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez, Director for Latin America at Greenmantle LLC and a regular contributor to Democracy Lab, for an update on the situation in Venezuela.


Cottonopolis: Manchester, the Growth and Growing Pains of a Modern City

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

In the third History of Capitalism lecture for 2016, Victoria Bateman, Fellow in Economics at Cambridge University's Gonville and Caius College, charted the rise of Manchester, discussing the growing pains involved in its rapid growth into a truly international city.


Shakespeare on the Road to Freedom

Thursday, 7 April 2016

As part of the 'Roads to Freedom' series, A.N. Wilson, biographer, novelist and columnist, discussed the ways in which Shakespeare has been used by British and European admirers and detractors, particularly during the 19th century.


What Kind of Transition? Burma’s New Government and Directions for the Future

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Richard Cockett, former South East Asia Editor for The Economist, gave his insights into the prospects for Burma’s new government and discussed his book, 'Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma'.


Race to the White House: Will Populism Trump Prosperity?

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Tim Shipman, Political Editor of The Sunday Times, moderated a panel discussion that analysed the dynamics of what is already proving to be an extraordinary US presidential election.


Life Starts at 70—AIG Legatum Prize

Thursday, 17 March 2016

The Legatum Institute and AIG Europe Ltd hosted a 'Dragons' Den'-style panel, where five young researchers pitched policy ideas on how to ensure that older people can lead more prosperous lives.


Copperopolis: Swansea’s Heyday, Decline and Regeneration

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

In the second lecture of the 2016 History of Capitalism series, Huw Bowen, Professor of Modern History at Swansea University, explored the significance of Swansea as an exemplar of how the capitalist dynamo, driven by aggressive, innovative entrepreneurialism, shaped patterns of economic development. 


A Genuine Rapprochement? A Look at US Policy Towards Iran

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Richard Nephew, Program Director for Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University and former US negotiator on the Iran Sanctions, led an off-the-record discussion with analysts, academics and journalists.


After the Elections: What’s Next for Iran?

Thursday, 10 March 2016

A panel of Iran analysts discussed the results of the country's recent elections as part of the Legatum Institute’s ‘Iran Series’.


Austrian Economics in the 21st Century

Friday, 4 March 2016

The Legatum Institute's Economics of Prosperity programme was pleased to welcome Peter Boettke for a breakfast to discuss the role of the Austrian school of economics in the world post financial crisis.


The System is Rotten: Corruption and Reform in Tunisia

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Having recently returned from two months of fieldwork investigating corruption and economic reform in Tunisia, Fadil Aliriza, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute, led an off-the-record discussion with analysts, academics and journalists.


An Update on Ukraine with Nataliya Gumenyuk

Monday, 29 February 2016

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Foreign Affairs hosted a meeting with Ukrainian journalist, commentator and Legatum Fellow, Nataliya Gumenyuk, in the House of Lords.  


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.


A Conversation with Nobel Prize-Winner, Angus Deaton

Saturday, 27 February 2016

The Legatum Institute was honoured to host Nobel Prize-winner and renowned economist, Professor Angus Deaton, as part of a meeting in Washington, DC with Prosperity Index advisors to discuss wealth creation and the many other drivers of prosperity.


Planning for Prosperity in the Age of Rapid Urbanisation

Friday, 26 February 2016

The Legatum Institute's 'Architecture of Prosperity' programme, together with the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, convened a workshop on 'Planning for Prosperity in the Age of Rapid Urbanisation' in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the upcoming Habitat III conference.


Lubeck and the Hanseatic League: The Birthplace of the Common Market

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

In the first lecture of the 2016 History of Capitalism series, David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History at Cambridge University and Legatum Fellow, told the story of the Hanseatic League and the city of Lubeck that lay at its heart.


Iranian Women and the Politics of Representation

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Shahla Haeri, Associate Professor at Boston University, discussed the role of women in Iranian politics, especially in the context of the country's February parliamentary elections.



An Update on Libya with British Ambassador Peter Millett

Monday, 8 February 2016

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Foreign Affairs, with the help of the Legatum Institute, hosted a meeting at the House of Lords with Peter Millett, British Ambassador to Libya, to discuss recent developments in the country.


How to Stop Corruption—with Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

Thursday, 4 February 2016

In a discussion of her new book, The Quest for Good Governance: How Societies Develop Control of Corruption, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi explored how societies can control corruption and achieve good governance.


From the Blank Page to the Byline: How to Get Published

Monday, 1 February 2016

Christian Caryl, Editor of Democracy Lab— the Legatum Institute’s online venture with Foreign Policy magazine—and author of Strange Rebels, led the inaugural 1675 Club Masterclass.


Crisis in Context: The Migrants’ Story

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

As part of its ‘Roads to Freedom’ series, the Legatum Institute hosted a panel of experts to explore why migration has always been a constant feature of history, and how the motivations and mechanisms of people on the move have shaped the world as it is today.


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’.


Watching them Watching Us: China and the West

Thursday, 21 January 2016

The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index and Transitions Forum co-hosted a panel discussion that analysed the difference between the Chinese and western evaluations of China's political system, and Chinese political communication, both domestic and international.


Labour’s Economic Agenda for 2016

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

As part of the Legatum Institute's Business Forum, Seema Malhotra, Shadow Chief Secretary for the Treasury and MP for Feltham and Heston, discussed the idea of shared prosperity with broader, inclusive economic goals, as opposed to short term economic policy-making.


Rollback: Central Europe’s Populist Tide

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Anton Shekhovtsov, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Legatum Institute, presented his new paper, ‘Is Transition Reversible? The Case of Central Europe’, in conversation with Anne Applebaum and Slawomir Sierakowski.


A World Transformed: Studies in the History of Capitalism

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

To mark the publication of A World Transformed: Studies in the History of Capitalism, the Legatum Institute hosted a reception with author and historian Antony Beevor as guest of honour.