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Section: Legatum Institute (UK)

    Should Ukraine Privatise its Energy Companies?
    May27

    Should Ukraine Privatise its Energy Companies?

    Recent studies have focused on the importance of fighting corruption and transitioning to the standards of the EU energy market, but Zaslavskiy argues that Ukraine also needs large-scale and quick privatisation of its hydrocarbon sector. Without a strong market foundation, populist demands will continue to overtake energy policy-making in the...

    The Crimean Tatars: Under Threat
    Apr24

    The Crimean Tatars: Under Threat

    More than seventy years after Stalin deported the entire Crimean Tatar population to central Asia, Mustafa Dzhemilev, leader of the Crimean Tatar National Movement and former Soviet dissident, is once again banned from the peninsula. At this meeting, Dzhemilev will give an update on the situation of the Crimean Tatars. Speaker...

    An Update on Ukraine with Nataliya Gumenyuk
    Feb11

    An Update on Ukraine with Nataliya Gumenyuk

    What is happening with Ukraine’s reforms? What is the impact of current Western involvement? What is the military situation in Eastern Ukraine? And what role does the media play in all of this? Nataliya Gumenyuk, journalist and commentator, will give an update on the current situation in Ukraine at a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary...

    Rollback: Central Europe’s Populist Tide
    Jan11

    Rollback: Central Europe’s Populist Tide

    Can a democratic transition be reversed? The lesson of Central Europe since 2008 is a clear and depressing “yes”. The backsliding ranges from the deliberate and systematic demolition of independent institutions and political pluralism in Hungary, to the aggressive actions of Law and Justice in its first weeks in power in Poland, to...

    Rollback: Eastern Europe’s Populist Tide
    Jan06

    Rollback: Eastern Europe’s Populist Tide

    Can a democratic transition be reversed? The lesson of Central Europe since 2008 is a clear and depressing “yes”. The backsliding ranges from the deliberate and systematic demolition of independent institutions and political pluralism in Hungary, to the aggressive actions of Law and Justice in its first weeks in power in Poland, to...

    Propaganda and Paranoia in the Internet Age
    Oct22

    Propaganda and Paranoia in the Internet Age

    Is the internet a tool for setting people free by destroying censorship—or enslaving them through more insidious forms of propaganda? Has it given birth to a new pluralism or a new age of conspiracy thinking? This two-part conversation will explore these theories using examples from Ukraine, ISIS, Iran and beyond. Session 1: How the...

    2015 Conservative Party Conference: Securing Prosperity in an Uncertain World
    Sep03

    2015 Conservative Party Conference: Securing Prosperity in an Uncertain World

    This panel will explore the national security threats facing Britain, from Russian aggression in Ukraine and the former Soviet bloc to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East. Speakers Dr Liam Fox, MP for North Somerset Ian Betts, Global Head, Risk Analysis, G4S Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum, Legatum...

    Can Television be a Force for Good?
    Aug03

    Can Television be a Force for Good?

    BBC Media Action, established as a “Marshall Plan for the mind” after the fall of the Berlin Wall, has worked with Ukrainian producers, directors and actors to create a docu-drama called 5Baksiv.net (translated as ‘5 Bucks’). Two young men set up a business where they come into contact with a broad section of Ukrainian...

    Digital Disruption in Ukraine: From Revolution to Information Defence
    Jul10

    Digital Disruption in Ukraine: From Revolution to Information Defence

    Discussion Topics Internet and the Maidan: how important was the Internet in organising the revolution? What can other democracy movements learn from the Maidan’s digital dissidents? How does Russia use the internet in its ‘hybrid war’ against Ukraine? What lessons have been learnt from Ukraine’s response? What is the...

    Ukraine: The Broken Economic Model, Who Pays for It, and How to Fix It?
    Jun15

    Ukraine: The Broken Economic Model, Who Pays for It, and How to Fix It?

    Ukraine is facing an existential threat. The country is bankrupt and its macroeconomic policy has been taken over by its biggest creditor, the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Yet, the incumbent interest groups that run the current government are busy reviving the old extractive economic model, continuing to take the resources from the many and...

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