Jeff Schott, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics discusses the challenges of negotiating new, open trade deals in the context of slow economic growth and risk averse industry. Interviewed by Shanker Singham, Chairman of the Special Trade Commission & Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute.
The 2016 History of Capitalism lecture series throws the spotlight on the role played by cities and regions that stand out in particular moments within the History of Capitalism. In this short interview, Dr Anne Murphy (Reader in History and Associate Dean for Research, School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire) explains the influence of Venice in the history of international trade. She later gave a lecture on the origins and workings of The Bank of England and its intricate relationship with the unique ecosystem of the City of London. Interviewed by Alanna Putze, Senior Programme Director, Legatum Institute. More information:
LI's Director of Economic Policy, Shanker Singham, launches a new Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission. The Commission, which has been set up in the wake of the British vote to leave the European Union, aims to present a roadmap for the many trade negotiations which the UK will need to undertake now. The STC will seek to re-focus the public discussion on Brexit to a positive conversation on opportunities, rather than challenges, while presenting empirical evidence of the dangers of not following an expansive trade negotiating path.
The Rt. Hon. Greg Hands MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, discusses the government’s role in creating a prosperous economy. He also outlines the Treasury's immediate and longer-term priorities, including plans for public spending on the NHS and infrastructure. He also shares his thoughts on why Britain should remain in the EU, and why we must continue to make the case for 'free markets'.
In conversation with the Legatum Institute's Anne Applebaum, Ilya Zaslavskiy (Senior Visiting Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Institute) discussed the importance of fighting corruption and transitioning to the standards of the EU energy market. He also argues that Ukraine needs large-scale and quick privatisation of its hydrocarbon sector.
The 2016 History of Capitalism lecture series throws the spotlight on the role played by cities and regions that stand out in particular moments within the History of Capitalism. In this short video prior to her lecture on Hong Kong, Catherine Schenk, Professor of International Economic History at the University of Glasgow, shares her thoughts on which cities have played a key role in shaping human flourishing, and who will be the ones to watch in the future. Interviewed by Mary Schutzer-Weissmann, Project Coordinator at the Legatum Institute.
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 Africa’s prosperity, ahead of a livestreamed panel discussion with experts.
In conversation with Hywel Williams, Julia Peyton-Jones, former Director of the Serpentine Gallery, discusses her experiences at the helm of one of the most successful public contemporary galleries in the world. She also explains how her motto “to think the unthinkable” has developed the range and reach of contemporary art and the gallery.
The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index programme hosted New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the Hon. Bill English MP, for a discussion on New Zealand’s economy and the opportunities and challenges it faces looking forward. In this short interview with Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Director of the Prosperity Index at the Legatum Institute, Minister English explains some of the factor's behind the country's overall prosperity and shares successful policy lessons for the UK and beyond.
The 2016 History of Capitalism lecture series throws the spotlight on the role played by cities and regions that stand out in particular moments within the History of Capitalism. In this short clip, Victoria Bateman, Fellow in Economics at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, reflects on 800 years of history to understand which cities have been instrumental to 'the history of capitalism' and human flourishing. Interviewed by Mary Schutzer-Weissmann, Project Coordinator at the Legatum Institute.
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'. Framing his analysis in Burma’s history, as well as his own experience travelling through the country, Cockett found some cause for optimism at this critical juncture in the country’s trajectory. He cautioned that the recent triumph of Aung Sang Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD) should be seen as a new phase in Burma’s transition, rather than the end of a long road towards democracy.
Tim Shipman, Political Editor of The Sunday Times, moderated a panel discussion that analysed the dynamics of the 2016 US elections. Speakers included Anne Applebaum (Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute); Tim Montgomerie (Columnist for The Times and Legatum Fellow); and Shanker Singham (Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies and economic advisor to the Marco Rubio Presidential campaign). Introduction by Sian Hansen (Executive Director at the Legatum Institute).
The 2016 History of Capitalism lecture series throws the spotlight on the role played by cities and regions that stand out in particular moments within the History of Capitalism. In this short clip, Huw Bowen, Professor of Modern History at Swansea University, highlights the cities that he believes have had the biggest impact on the past, the present and the future of capitalism. Interviewed by Mary Schutzer-Weissmann, Project Coordinator at the Legatum Institute.
The Legatum Institute's Economics of Prosperity programme hosted a breakfast discussion with Peter Boettke, one of the world’s most prominent Austrian economists. In this short clip, the Legatum Institute's Shanker Singham, Boettke discusses the US elections (in particular, the rise of populist candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump), the issue of inequality and economic distortion, which Boettke believes has come about because of the crony capitalism that has been spawned by a regulatory system that is captured by the elites, and why 'innovation' could be the 'magic bullet' for improving human capital.
In October 2015, Princeton University Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Angus Deaton, was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his work charting global developments in health, wellbeing and inequality. The Legatum Institute was delighted to host Professor Deaton, in conversation with Democracy Lab editor, Christian Caryl, for a discussion on what it was like to receive 'that' phone call from Stockholm. They also discuss the debate around 'wealth versus health', and the rise of 'big data'.
The 2016 History of Capitalism lecture series throws the spotlight on the role played by cities and regions that stand out in particular moments within the History of Capitalism. In this short clip, David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History at Cambridge University, explains why London was key to the history of capitalism and human flourishing. Interviewed by Mary Schutzer-Weissmann, Project Coordinator at the Legatum Institute.
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (Hertie School of Government) discusses her new book, 'The Quest for Good Governance: How Societies Develop Control of Corruption' which shows why only so few succeeded in building control of corruption. Her research ranges from medieval Italy to contemporary Uruguay to illustrate what good governance means in practice and what a sound anti-corruption strategy looks like. Interviewed by Christian Caryl, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and editor of Democracy Lab.
Peter Heather (King’s College London and author of 'Empires and Barbarians: Migration, Development and the Birth of Europe') discusses the role of migrants in the early middle ages. Peter was at the Legatum Institute to take part in a special panel that looked at 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. Interviewed by Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser at the Legatum Institute.
Gary Rawnsley, Director of International Strategy at the University of Aberystwyth and co-author of 'The Routledge Handbook of Chinese', discusses China’s growing ‘soft power’ and how television, journalism, the Internet and social media has, over the last decade, been used to expand the country's cultural influence. Interviewed by Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.
Seema Malhotra, Shadow Chief Secretary for the Treasury and MP for Feltham and Heston, spoke at a Legatum Institute Business Forum breakfast where she discussed the idea of shared prosperity with broader, inclusive economic goals, as opposed to short term economic policy-making. Interviewed Sian Hansen, Executive Director at the Legatum Institute.
Anton Shekhovtsov, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Legatum Institute discusses his new paper 'Is Transition Reversible? The Case of Central Europe' with Anne Applebaum. The paper traces the development of Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Romania, with a very brief look at the current situation in Poland, identifying patterns of illiberalism and looking at what can be done to reverse this trend.
Dag Detter, Legatum Fellow and CEO of Whetstone Solutions discusses his book 'The Public Wealth of Nations: How Management of Public Assets Can Boost or Bust Economic Growth', in conversation with Shanker Singham, Director of Economic and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute.
Srdja Popovic—the man who brought down Milosevic, schooled the Arab Spring and has been called ‘The Secret Architect of Global Revolution’—discusses ways to respond to authoritarian-led conspiracy theories. Interviewed by Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute.
In the final lecture of the 2015 History of Capitalism series, Philipp Blom, author, journalist, lecturer and broadcaster, painted a picture of 1930s Europe to help uncover what it was like to live after the Wall Street Crash. Interviewed by Mary Schutzer-Weissmann, Project Coordinator at the Legatum Institute.
As part of its History of Capitalism series, the Legatum Institute hosted a seminar on the Great Depression of the 1930s. In this short interview, the Legatum Institute's Stephen Clarke challenges the speakers on the policies of the British Government in the aftermath of the Wall Street Crash and asks the big question: Did Britain really experience a 'great depression'? Speakers include: Nicholas Crafts of University of Warwick; Olivier Accominotti of the London School of Economics and Tobias Straumann of Zurich University. Interviewed by Stephen Clarke.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, launched the Legatum Institute’s ‘Prosperity for All’ manifesto, written by Senior Fellow Tim Montgomerie. Montgomerie has published a series of chapters that unpick how capitalism has come to attract such negative public reaction, and what governments must do to prove to citizens that capitalism really can bring prosperity for all. Introduction by Sian Hansen, Executive Director at the Legatum Institute.
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. Moderated by Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute. More Information:www.li.com/events/business-and…on-with-lord-adonis
The Legatum Institute was pleased to host renowned democracy activist and chess master Garry Kasparov for a breakfast discussion of his upcoming book 'Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped'. Interviewed by Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum.
'Beyond Propaganda Series' panel discussion to launch a collection of papers that look at how 21st century warfare is changing and what can be done to react to information warfare. Speakers included Ben Nimmo, former NATO Public Affairs Officer on Russia and Eastern Europe; Laura Jackson, Director of Research for US Defence Department Study on China’s new warfare; and Mark Laity, Chief of Strategic Communications, NATO European Headquarters. Moderated by Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.
What makes us better off? Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of History, Economics, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, delivered a lecture at the Legatum Institute that argued ideas, rather than capital, play a crucial role. In this short clip, the Legatum Institute's Hywel Williams interviews McCloskey about her research.
Why are some cities surrounded by slums and riddled with crime, while others are affluent, ordered and desirable places to live? The Legatum Institute's Hywel Williams interviewed urban consultant James Fischelis, who has authored a new LI report that explores why cities that are within close proximity to each other are so different from each other. They were joined in conversation by author and journalist, Harry Mount.
Congressman George Holding, Representative for the 13th District of North Carolina, discusses why the next four years are so important in determining whether American can become "the aspirational entrepreneurial nation that made America great"—or not. He also discussed why there is an urgent need to support small business through comprehensive tax reforms. Interviewed by Sian Hansen, Executive Director at the Legatum Institute.
Historian, author and presenter, Andrew Roberts, discussed the development of Winston Churchill’s support of the free market, one of the less-studied facets of his well-documented career. Speaking to the Legatum Institute's Hywel Williams in this short interview, Roberts went on to give a lecture on the same subject at the Institute's offices in Mayfair.
The Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum hosted Andrei Kirilenko, Professor of the Practice of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management, for a conversation on how to tackle Ukraine’s economic crisis. Interviewed by Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute.
Lord (Paddy) Ashdown discusses the position of Britain's main political parties today, how to make voters feel connected to politicians (through devolution of powers to local communities) and why so many people in the West feel that capitalism is not working for them. Interviewed by Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute as part of his Vision of Capitalism programme.
Anton Shekhovtsov, Transitions Forum Visiting Senior Fellow, shared insights from his research on Romania and Hungary’s democratic development—and the threats that might lie ahead. Interviewed by Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks discusses the contribution of social institutions—like the family—to economic growth. Interviewed by Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute, as part of his Vision of Capitalism Series.
Peter Salisbury, freelance journalist and Democracy Lab blogger, gave a detailed analysis of the conflict in Yemen at a recent Transitions Forum breakfast. Salisbury described the local conflict that has been internationalised and turned into a complex regional security and humanitarian challenge with global implications. He explained the history of the conflict, the policy considerations, and the possible outcomes for the country. Interviewed by Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.
What is the role of architects in the 21st century? Can—and should—they have a moral responsibility in shaping the overall good of society? As part of the Legatum Institute's Architecture of Prosperity series, Charlotte Skene Catling, architect and Director at Skene Catling de la Peña, shared her thoughts on why entrepreneurial architects matter in policy and how they can contribute to lasting prosperity as we grow our cities. Interviewed by Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser, Legatum Institute.
Andrew Palmer (Business Affairs Editor at The Economist) discusses his new book, Smart Money. In this podcast, Palmer explains how financial innovation can make future crises less, not more, likely. He also discusses the role of pay-day lenders, and the developing relationship between technology and finance. Interviewed by Stephen Clarke, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute.
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.
Bronwen Everill, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, King's College London, gives an overview of her History of Capitalism lecture for the Legatum Institute which discussed the Atlantic commercial enterprise and the Royal African Company. In conversation with Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser at the Legatum Institute.
Min Zin, Legatum Fellow and Democracy Lab blogger, discussed Burma's democratic progress and explained why this Autumn's general election will be a "litmus test" for the country's democratic transition. In conversation with Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.
Leonid Volkov, a member of Russia's Central Council of the Party of Progress gives an insider's perspective on the future of the Russian Opposition within the context of today’s challenges and in the lead up to the 2016 Parliamentary elections. In conversation with Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute.
Rhodri Williams, a rule of law expert with experience in transitional justice issues in fragile and post-conflict settings, discusses property rights in Libya, four years on fromthe uprising that deposed Muammar Qaddafi. He was the Legatum Institute to speak on a panel that launched the latest Transitions Forum paper titled, Libya: Whose Land Is It? Interviewed by Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.
As part of the Legatum Institute's History of Capitalism series, Maarten Prak of the University of Utrecht, gave a lecture on why the Dutch Republic flourished in the 17th century. In this short podcast, Prak is joined in conversation by Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser at the Legatum Institute.
As America gears up for its 2016 General Election, Jacob Heilbrunn, Editor of The National Interest, gave an insider's account of the runners and riders in the US election. Interviewed by Sian Hansen, Executive Director at the Legatum Institute.
Self-confessed “rock kid who turned to a life of activism”, Srdja Popovic, discusses how nonviolent movements can bring about democratic transitions and revolutions. Popovic is the author of 'Blueprint for Revolution', a "handbook for anyone who wants to effectively (and peacefully) improve your neighborhood, make a difference in your community, or change the world". Interviewed by Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, gave a rousing speech to launch the Legatum Institute's new Vision of Capitalism project. In his talk, Johnson claimed it is time to "reclaim capitalism as a moral force". Johnson was introduced by the Legatum Institute's Tim Montgomerie. The Vision of Capitalism, led by Montgomerie, will deliver an agenda for restoring faith in the free market.
On the eve of the 2015 UK Spring Budget, David Gauke MP, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, spoke to the Legatum Institute's Cristina Odone about pensions, tax reform and the future of Britain as a business centre.
The Economist's Edward Lucas and Jan Svenjar of the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education—Economics Institute (CERGE-EI) discuss the role the shadow economy can play in a country’s prosperity, and the best policies to promote the ‘right kind’ of shadow economic activity.
Yevhen Hlibovytsky, Founder of Pro.Mova and member of the Nestor Group, gave a talk at the Legatum Institute on a strategy for nation building in Ukraine—and how to win the info war against Putin. In this short podcast, Hlibovytsky discusses Ukraine's position now and what should be done to assist the country's utopian transition. Interviewed by Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.
In conversation with Tim Montgomerie, the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove, MP and Syed Kamall, MEP discussed the importance of making the "positive case for government"; the government's role in Briton's lives; and why we should be embracing and celebrating the society we live in today, rather than hark back to a mythical golden age in the 1950s. The podcast followed a speech by Gove, to launch a new book 'The Good Right', which argues for radical change in how conservative parties and movements think of themselves and how they present themselves to the world.
Sarah Chayes, veteran reporter and former government advisor, discussed her new book 'Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security'. She was joined in conversation by Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.
David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge, discusses the role of merchants from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance with Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser at the Legatum Institute.
Fiona Hill, Director of the Centre on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, discussed her book, 'Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin'. She addressed Russia's foreign policy, Putin's background in the KGB and the state of the Russian economy today. Interviewed by Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.
Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos-MORI, shared his predictions for the 2015 UK General Election. He also discussed the relevance of the 'youth vote', and whether the UK economy's recent growth-spike will translate into votes. Interviewed by Sian Hansen, Executive Director at the Legatum Institute.
Digby Jones, former head of the CBI and Minister of Trade under Gordon Brown, discusses the need for politicians to "change the mood music" surrounding business in Britain today, saying the left—and too many young people—feel hostile to big business and believe 'profit' is a dirty word. He also discussed the "taboo" subject of privatising parts of the "broken" NHS. In conversation with Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute.
Peter Pomerantsev,Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute discusses his new book, 'Nothing is True and Everything is Possible'. In conversation with Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.
Sir Anthony Seldon, Headmaster of Wellington College and political historian and commentator,discusses why academic attainment is only part of the purpose of education. Interviewed by Sian Hansen, Executive Director of the Legatum Institute.
Theresa May, the Home Secretary, discusseschallenges before women politicians, and the support that mentors and groups like Women to Win can offer a would-be female candidate. She also warned about the threat ISIL and other terror groups in the UK still pose. Hosted by the Legatum Institute and the Women2Win campaign group. Interviewed by journalist Eve Pollard.
Mariam Memarsadeghi, Co-Director of Tavaana, an e-learning institute for Iranian civil society, discusses how to tackling Iranian propaganda through online education. In conversation with Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.
William Connell, historian and Seton Hall University professor, discussed his research into the 'real' Machiavelli. This podcast followed a lecture given by Connell, titled 'Machiavelli’s Utopia: New Light on Machiavelli, Erasmus and More'. Conversation hosted by Hywel Williams,Senior Adviser, Legatum Institute.
In the first of the 2015 History of Capitalism lectures, Philip Kay discussed research into how the expansion of credit contributed to the collapse of the Roman Republic. Kay is Supernumerary Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford and Head of Asia at City Financial. He is the author of 'Rome's Economic Revolution'. In conversation with Stephen Clarke, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute.
Natalie Evans (Director of the New Schools Network) discusses the free school movement in the UK, including their achievements so far, early success indicators and the future of the movement after the 2015 General Election. The conversation was hosted by Sian Hansen, Executive Director at the Legatum Institute. More informationwww.li.com/events/the-future-o…evans-of-bowes-park
The Legatum Institute hosted the launch of it's 2014 'Africa Prosperity Report', a region-specific index which analyses the overall prosperity of 38 countries. Speakers included Richard Dowden, Director of the Royal African Society and Marieme Jamme, CEO/Founder, Spotone Global Solutions. Cristina Odone, Director of Communications at the Legatum Institute moderated. Introductory remarks were provided by Sian Hansen, Executive Director and Solene Dengler, Research Analyst, both of the Legatum Institute
The Legatum Institute's 2014 Charles Street Symposium, an annual forum and essay competition and forum for young researchers, analysed the question ‘Why do societies prosper?’. Here, Martin Vander Weyer (The Spectator), Emma Duncan (The Economist) and Victoria Bateman (University of Cambridge) discuss this theme with the Legatum Institute's Stephen Clarke
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, explores the question of why Britain was the first country in the world to experience the transition to an industrialised economy. Introduction by Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser, Legatum Institute.
Geoffrey Robertson QC discusses his new book 'An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?', the politics of genocide and how to prevent the worst of all crimes.In conversation with Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.
In anticipation of 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the Legatum Institute hosted a half-day seminar on the international history and present day realities of constitutions and constitution building. This session discussed constitutions and the Middle East and North Africa region.
In anticipation of 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the Legatum Institute hosted a half-day seminar on the international history and present day realities of constitutions and constitution building. This session discussed constitutional conventions and the process of negotiation.
In anticipation of 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the Legatum Institute hosted a half-day seminar on the international history and present day realities of constitutions and constitution building. This session discussed Western cultural tradition.
What does opportunity look like in the US today? The Legatum Institute and the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC hosted a panel discussion which looked beyond economic growth to understand what else is important for national prosperity.Speakers included: Carol Graham, Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Global – CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative; John Prideaux, Washington Correspondent, The Economist; Richard Reeves, Fellow, Economic Studies; Policy Director, Center on Children and Families; Charles Murray, W. H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute. The discussion was moderated by Nathan Gamester, Programme Director to the Legatum Prosperity Institute.
The Legatum Institute launched its 2014 Prosperity Index at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The event included a presentation of key findings, followed by a high-profile panel discussion on the 'British enterprise spirit'. Speakers included Ed Conway of Sky News, entrepreneur Luke Johnson, Edward Lucas of The Economist and Baroness Wheatcroft. The discussion was moderated by James Barty, Senior Adviser to the Legatum Institute, with introductory remarks from Sian Hansen, Executive Director at the Legatum Institute.
Speakers included: Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, Fred Manson, Urban Renewal Specialist, and James Fischelis, Urban Consultant. Moderated by Crispin Kelly of Baylight Properties Ltd. Introductory remarks by Hywel Williams, Legatum Institute.
In this podcast, Adam Greenfield of LSE Cities discusses innovations in the pipeline that may redefine suburban living and urban relations.Moderated by Sian Hansen, Executive Director, Legatum Institute.
Speakers included: Lord Adebowale, People's Peer and CEO of Turning Point; Sean Worth, former Downing Street Advisor; Damian Green MP, and Tim Montgomerie, Columnist, The Times. The discussion was moderated by James Barty, Strategy Director, British Bankers Association, with introductory remarks from Cristina Odone, Director of Communications, Legatum Institute.
The mayor’s lecture examined how the experiences of democrats in the 5th century BC can help us to preserve London’s unique metropolitan character today. He warned against “the challenge, global in its extent, to democratic freedoms. We must fight these enemies”, and defend democracy, the rule of law and an open welcome to talented incomers that made Athens the eternal glory of the Western world – in stark opposition to the "ghastly, self-whipping, olive-spitting, xenophobic Spartans".
Panellists included Oliver Bullough (journalist and author of the paper), Anthea Lawson (Deputy Campaigns Director at Global Witness) and moderator Anne Applebaum (Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute).
Panellists included the report's author, Peter Pomerantsev, human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC, and Giorgi Badridze, Senior Fellow, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. The discussion was moderated by Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum.
As part of the Legatum Institute's 'History of Capitalism' series, Professor David Abulafia of the University of Cambridge delivered a lecture exploring how European trade, and distinctive business practices, spread westwards along the coasts of the Mediterranean, both Christian and Islamic, to become a global phenomenon.
The Legatum Institute hosted the International Justice Mission (IJM) for a discussion and pre-launch of a new book authored by Gary Haugen, Founder and CEO of IJM, and Victor Boutros, Federal Prosecutor for the US Department of Justice. Speakers included Gary Haugen and Kevin Bales, lead author of the Global Slavery Index and Co-Founder and former President of Free the Slaves. The discussion was moderated by the Legatum Institute's Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum.
As part of a new three-year 'History of Capitalism' course, historian and former banker Benedikt Koehler, delivered an inaugural lecture based on his forthcoming book, Early Islam and the Origins of Capitalism.
The Legatum Institute hosted a panel on the cultural aspects of prosperity at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. The discussion was based on Dorothy Kosinski's global fellowship paper, 'A Case for the Importance of Culture in a Prosperous Society'. Speaking on the panel was Dorothy Kosinski, Director of The Phillips Collection and Steven Knapp, President of George Washington University. The discussion was moderated by Jeffrey Brown, correspondent for the arts, culture and society at PBS Newshour. All speakers were introduced by Alanna Putze, Senior Programme Director at the Legatum Institute.
The Legatum Institute, Harvard Business Review and USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study hosted an intensive half-day conference on how different disciplines think about the future. The first session discussed how different disciplines approach forecasting, and how science, technology and human judgement are interlinked to determine the best outcomes when making predictions and tracking behaviour. Discussants: Matthew Barzun, US Ambassador to the UK, Ben Page, CEO of Ipsos Mori and Mikkel Rasmussen, Europe Director of ReD Associates. The conversation was moderated by Jeffrey Gedmin, President and CEO of the Legatum Institute.
As part of the Legatum Institute's Salon Series, 'Prosperity on the Edge: 1913-14 The Last Year of Peace', former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams delivered a lecture on historian Adolf von Harnack's influence at the time, as well as the way in which post-war thought was shaped by the reaction against his kind of liberal religion. The discussion was moderated by Legatum Institute Senior Adviser Hywel Williams.
The Legatum Institute, Harvard Business Review and USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study hosted an intensive half-day conference on how different disciplines think about the future. The second session of the day, entitled 'Revolutions in the Pipeline', looked at future innovations and potential shifts in technology and economics, which may have a disruptive impact. Discussants: Diane Coyle, President of Enlightenment Economics and Ben Hammersley, writer and futurist.
To mark the launch of its latest 'Transitions Forum' paper on "Libya in Transition: Reforming the financial sector to spur economic growth", the Legatum Institute, in partnership with Brehon Advisory, will host a livestreamed panel discussion with Mark Dempsey, Dr Fatima Hamroush and Mary Fitzgerald. The discussion was moderated by LI Director of Global Transitions Anne Applebaum. Further information: http://www.li.com/news-events/events/2013/11/27/default-calendar/reforming-libya-s-financial-sector-and-the-politics-that-go-with-it
Estonian President Toomas Ilves delivered a keynote address for the Legatum Institute. He discussed how Estonia went from a "a non-digital society with no hardware, no software and a completely different form of communication, to a world where we cannot imagine living without this technology".
A livestreamed discussion to launch the first of the Legatum Institute's Global Fellow's papers, beginning on the series with a paper on entrepreneurship in the developing world. Authored by Reuben Abraham, the paper 'Learning by Doing: What Makes Entrepreneurship Thrive?' presents lessons learned and findings from over six years' experience combining research and practice to engineer entrepreneurial solutions to pressing socio-economic problems. Panellists included: Reuben Abraham, Partner and Head of Urbanization at the IDFC Foundation in Mumbai, Guy Rigby, Head of Entrepreneurs at Smith & Williamson, and Gunilla Carlsson, former Swedish Minister for International Development. The discussion was moderated by Jeffrey Gedmin, President and CEO of the Legatum Institute. The event was hosted in partnership with the Centre for Entrepreneurs.
The Legatum Institute was pleased to host the West Asia - North Africa (WANA) Forum chaired by His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal for a private roundtable discussion about the concept of a Regional Bank for Reconstruction and Development (RBRD) in the WANA region. In this short clip, LI Director of Global Transitions interviews Prince El Hassan on the themes discussed at the roundtable.
In association with The Henry Jackson Society, the Legatum Institute hosted Christian Whiton, Principal of D.C. International Advisory for a discussion on his book which offers new solutions to the foreign threats the UK and US face today, including radical reform of the national security bureaucracy. The discussion was moderated by the Henry Jackson Society's Douglas Murray.
In a discussion at the Legatum Institute Josh Muravchik, Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School for 23 October 2013: In a discussion at the Legatum Institute Josh Muravchik, Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies, presented and discussed ideas from his latest book, 'The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East'. The discussion was moderated by Jeffrey Gedmin, President and CEO of the Legatum Institute.