- 20 June, 2013The Role of Economics in Democratic Transitions: The Case of Tunisia
Drawing on his experience in business and civil society in Tunisia, Mondher Ben Ayed (former Advisor to the Prime Minister of Tunisia) will discuss the country's future stability and success at a lecture in Washington, DC.
- 20 June, 2013The Art of Peace and War 1953-2013
As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Promise of Freedom' series, Lieutenant-General Simon Mayall, Senior Adviser Middle East, Ministry of Defence, will discuss the intellectual and cultural context of military strategy and warfare.
- 18 June, 2013Transitions in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia
In conversation with The Economist's Edward Lucas, representatives from US-based Freedom House will present their annual publication, 'Nations in Transit'.
- 13 June, 2013Morality and Capitalism
As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Morality and Capitalism' series, George Mason University professor, Steven Pearlstein, will share his views on why we may need to re-examine the concept of capitalism and markets.
- 05 June, 2013The China Question: Where is the Dragon Headed?
A conversation with long-time "China Hand", Frank Lavin, on the future of Chinese foreign policy and in particular the policy consequences of China's long-term economic out-performance.
- 04 June, 2013The Pursuit of Happiness
Putting emotion above GDP in the measure of a society’s prosperity could improve policymaking, writes LI Senior Programme Director and Fellow, Zachary Courser (Total Politics).
- 24 May, 2013The Price of Eroding Trust
The Washington Times features the Legatum Prosperity Index™ in an article highlighting the damaging effect of declining trust in public organisations.
- 23 May, 2013Women On Stage: Theatre, Liberty, and Prosperity
As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Promise of Freedom' series, Dame Harriet Walter, one of Britain's leading actors, discussed the interpretation of female roles and what it tells us about social progress and prosperity.
- 19 May, 2013How Bismarck - Like Liberal Arts - Can Teach Us How To Think
LI President and CEO, Jeffrey Gedmin, summarises a recent Legatum Institute 'Staff Ride', an interactive simulation of a battlefield scenario which aims to channel leadership exercises in not what to think, but rather, how to puzzle through the most truly vexing of problems (Huffington Post).
- 18 May, 2013How to Succeed in Business
LI's Director of Global Transitions, Anne Applebaum, reviews Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (New York Review of Books).
- 17 May, 2013Polish Orphans Provide Unlikely Lessons in Thriving
In October 1944, 750 Polish orphans were sent to a refugee camp in Pahiatua, New Zealand while they waited for the war to end. LI Director of Global Transitions, Anne Applebaum, shares their story (Washington Post).
- 15 May, 2013Ritual, Gesture and the Boston Bomber's Burial
The burial of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body is a powerful reminder of the importance of ritual and gestures, writes LI President and CEO Jeffrey Gedmin (Huffington Post).
- 04 March, 2013Five Traps for Putin - Report
Though it may not appear so on the surface, the era of ‘managed democracy’ and ‘Putinism by consent’ is coming to an end. In a new 'Transitions Forum' report, author Ben Judah identifies five risks to Putin’s grip on power and to Russia’s stability in general.
- 09 January, 20132020 Vision - An Agenda for Transformation (Report)
In January 2013, the Legatum Institute hosted the launch of '2020 Vision - An Agenda for Transformation', a compendium of long-term policy ideas by members of the 2020 group of Conservative MPs.
- 04 December, 2012Free Speech, Free Press, Free Societies
In a new Transitions Forum paper, Jerry Timmins discusses how media regulation can help create the foundations for prosperity and peace in transitional countries with some insights from conversations in post-genocide Rwanda and post-revolutionary Libya.