Henrietta L. Moore

is the Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity and Chair in Philosophy, Culture and Design at UCL

Henrietta L. Moore.
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The End of Development Professor Henrietta Moore

Over recent decades, the richer world has poured money towards poorer countries, in the form of aid and loans for development over many decades. But is this top-down solution really effective? Anthropologist Henrietta Moore argues that the age of development is over, and that we need to move to new ideas about how to improve […] More »

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Salecl and Moore Discussion with Audience

Renata Salecl and Henrietta Moore engaged in an open dialogue on stage where they discussed why people seem to be outraged at the impossibility to make significant changes in the way capitalist society is developing while at the same time many people seem increasingly passive when it comes to facing the challenges of our times. […] More »

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“Ebola is a product of a destructive and exploitative global economic system”

Like a sleepwalker roused from his dream, the world is slowly waking up to the full nightmare of the Ebola outbreak decimating west Africa. With small numbers of cases turning up in western countries, governments here are belatedly pledging action to fight the disease, which has already claimed almost 5,000 lives. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea – all countries struggling to recover from wars still fresh in the memory – have buckled under the onslaught of this horrific virus. More »

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The Institute of Global Prosperity launched

Through its events programme, the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity aims to open up the debate on the most pressing challenge of our age – achieving long-term prosperity for the whole of humankind. More »

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Why Scandinavia is not the model for global prosperity we should all pursue

And so another league table has confirmed what has become a truism: that when it comes to prosperity, Scandinavia rules the roost. This year’s edition of the annual Legatum Prosperity Index (LDI) places Norway, Denmark and Sweden in first, fourth and sixth places respectively, with Finland trailing at a still-enviable eighth. The UK was 13th, […] More »

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Let’s be honest about immigration – it’s about work, not benefits

It must be the most notorious eight square miles in the entire world. I am talking, of course, about the Italian island of Lampedusa – increasingly a magnet for African migrants trying to cross from Libya into the El Dorado of the EU. The numbers of migrants involved are truly staggering. Some 2,700 people have […] More »

From Commentary

Should the Commonwealth go the same way as the British Empire?

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You probably didn’t realise it, but today is Commonwealth Day. In fact, it’s likely that the vast majority of the 2.2 billion people around the world who call one of the 53 Commonwealth nations home didn’t know either. Fifty years ago – and earlier, as Empire Day – this would have been a day of […]

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The End of Development Professor Henrietta Moore

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Over recent decades, the richer world has poured money towards poorer countries, in the form of aid and loans for development over many decades. But is this top-down solution really effective? Anthropologist Henrietta Moore argues that the age of development is over, and that we need to move to new ideas about how to improve […]

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From Commentary

“Ebola is a product of a destructive and exploitative global economic system”

Like a sleepwalker roused from his dream, the world is slowly waking up to the full nightmare of the Ebola outbreak decimating west Africa. With small numbers of cases turning up in western countries, governments here are belatedly pledging action to fight the disease, which has already claimed almost 5,000 lives. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea – all countries struggling to recover from wars still fresh in the memory – have buckled under the onslaught of this horrific virus.

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From Writing

Still Life: Hopes, Desires and Satisfactions

Ranging from African initiation rituals to Japanese anime, and from sex in virtual worlds to Schubert songs, Henrietta Moore focuses on how best we might approach the relationship between critical thought and politics, as well as the dynamics of intimacy and meaning in contemporary cultural and social life. Still Life explores how the ideas of social analysts and ordinary people intertwine and diverge, and argues for an ethics of engagement based on an understanding of the human need to engage with cultural problems and seek social change.

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From Commentary

Why Scandinavia is not the model for global prosperity we should all pursue

And so another league table has confirmed what has become a truism: that when it comes to prosperity, Scandinavia rules the roost. This year’s edition of the annual Legatum Prosperity Index (LDI) places Norway, Denmark and Sweden in first, fourth and sixth places respectively, with Finland trailing at a still-enviable eighth. The UK was 13th, […]

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