Events

What if Nike Controlled Brazil?

What if Nike Controlled Brazil?

Imagine a corporation growing unchecked, and morphing into the most powerful commercial operation in the world, holding even governments to ransom. Professor Huw Bowen, pre-eminent scholar of the East India Company, explained how this hypothetical scenario became reality in 18th and 19th century England.

What is Suburbia?
Events
What is Suburbia?
In Good Company: Re-evaluating the Legacy of the East India Company
Commentary
In Good Company: Re-evaluating the Legacy of the East India Company
Defeating ISIS with Airstrikes is a Fantasy
Commentary
Defeating ISIS with Airstrikes is a Fantasy
War in Europe is Not a Hysterical Idea
Commentary
War in Europe is Not a Hysterical Idea
Legatum Institute and the Slavery Supply Chain
News
Legatum Institute and the Slavery Supply Chain
2014 Charles Street Symposium—Call for Applications
News
2014 Charles Street Symposium—Call for Applications

Events

Failing Champion: How Moldova's European Chances Are Dwindling—and Why it Matters

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Oct

2014

Failing Champion: How Moldova's European Chances Are Dwindling—and Why it Matters

Coming Soon

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Oct

2014

What is Suburbia?

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Nov

2014

Launch of the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™

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Nov

2014

Magna Carta—800 Years On

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Nov

2014

Building for the Future?

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Nov

2014

Industrialisation: Why Britain Got There First

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Dec

2014

Why Do Societies Prosper? 2014 Charles Street Symposium

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Jan

2015

Rome’s Economic Revolution

Publications

In Good Company: Re-evaluating the Legacy of the East India Company

Monday, September 15, 2014

In a blog for History Today, Stephen Clarke, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute, analyses a recent Legatum Institute lecture by Professor Huw ...

Defeating ISIS with Airstrikes is a Fantasy

Sunday, September 14, 2014

In an interview with MSNBC, Christian Caryl, editor of Democracy Lab and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow, discusses the growing coalition against ISIS and ...

The Secrets of London's Athenian Golden Age

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Democracy and competition—the spirit of the best of ancient Greece—are what make my city great. An abridged version of Boris Johnson's lecture for ...

UK Stalls on Supply Chain Slavery

Monday, September 01, 2014

Two hundred years ago Britain led the global abolitionist movement by example. Today, however, the UK would rather wait for Europe to twist its arm, writes ...

How the U.S. Can Help North Africa's Democracy Champion

Thursday, April 03, 2014

On April 4, Tunisia's Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa will meet with President Obama during an official visit to Washington, and will kick off the first session of ...

Burma's Senseless Census

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Next year, Burma will embark on its first census-taking process in more than three decades. It's an opportunity, but it's also a significant risk. On the one ...

Ukraine's Unfinished Revolution

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

KIEV - For Ukraine's far-right groups, the revolution is unfinished. Their politicians and paramilitary movements are continuing the hunt for enemies ...

Shoring Up the Fragile State

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Why do some democratic transitions work while others fail? The answer has less to do with formal institutions and politics than with the dynamics within ...

SEALed and Delivered in Libya

Monday, March 31, 2014

President Obama pulled off a master stroke this week. He deployed U.S. military force in support of an infant democracy that desperately needs our help. The ...

War of Words

Monday, March 31, 2014

The United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions on dozens of high-ranking Russians in retaliation for Moscow's seizure and annexation of ...

Videos

Looting Ukraine: The East, the West and the Corruption of a Country (Full Version)

Looting Ukraine: The East, the West and the Corruption of a Country (Full Version)

Slavery and Abolition: Then & Now (Pt 2) - with Nick Grono and Monique Villa

Slavery and Abolition: Then & Now (Pt 2) - with Nick Grono and Monique Villa

Slavery and Abolition: Then & Now (Pt 1) - with Frank Field MP and Professor John Oldfield

Slavery and Abolition: Then & Now (Pt 1) - with Frank Field MP and Professor John Oldfield