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.
The New Prosperity Story
Thursday, 1 October 2015
Sian Hansen, Executive Director of the Legatum Institute, spoke at the 2015 Business Evolution conference in Harrisburg, Philadelphia.
A New Defence Policy?
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
In his first public speaking engagement as Minster of State for Defence Procurement, Philip Dunne addressed a Legatum Institute Business Forum breakfast on defence procurement policy and the priorities ahead.
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.
Lessons from the Ebola Crisis
Thursday, 30 April 2015
Peter Piot, a member of the small team who discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, gave a talk that offered lessons for business and governments affected by the current crisis.
Doing Good Great
Monday, 26 January 2015
The Legatum Institute was pleased to host Doug Balfour, CEO of Geneva Global, for the launch of his new book, ‘Doing Good Great'. The book shares Balfour's remarkable story, and promotes the principles of "performance philanthropy" to make a lasting, significant difference in the lives of people in need.
Exploring Global Prosperity (Boston)
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
What does it mean for a nation to be prosperous? This event, hosted at the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT in Boston, explored the data and findings from the recently published 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index, the definitive measure of global progress.
What is Suburbia?
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, joined architects, urban planners and sociologists to explore the suburbs as part of the Legatum Institute’s 'Architecture of Prosperity' series. ‘London and the Evolution of Suburbia’ examined the past, present and future of suburbia, and its role in effective urbanisation and regeneration policies.
Slavery and Abolition: Then and Now
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Two hundred years after the first British abolitionist movement, the Legatum Institute welcomed a select group of specialists in 18th and 21st century slavery, to discuss what lessons we can learn from history in tackling an industry that still deprives 29.8 million people of their liberty and generates $150 billion in illegal profits every year.
Legatum Institute 2014 Summer Party
Thursday, 19 June 2014
At the Legatum Institute's 2014 Summer Party, John Humphrys, BBC Radio 4 Today programme presenter, took part in a hilarious question and answer session with Cristina Odone, the Legatum Institute’s new Director of Communications, covering Tony Blair, politicians who dodge questions, and lunch with the Queen.