Henrietta L. Moore has been appointed to lead the new Institute of Global Prosperity at University College London (UCL). The institute will be part of The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment in October when Professor Moore joins UCL. It will examine what sustainable lifestyles will involve for societies across the globe and how they can be developed and maintained in the face of environmental pressures, economic crises and social conflicts. It will focus its efforts on understanding how local, national and global institutions can be transformed to promote the efficient use and sharing of our resources, technologies, knowledge and capital at all levels.More »
Henrietta L Moore has been recognised for her outstanding services to the social sciences. She has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Social Science (DSSc) degree from Queen’s University Belfast. Queen’s awards honorary degrees to individuals who have achieved high distinction or given significant service in one or more fields of public or professional life, and who serve as ambassadors for the University and Northern Ireland around the world. Professor Moore received her award alongside several other notable individuals, including the Nobel Prize winning physicist Peter Higgs, singer Katie Melua, Irish rugby player Brian O’Driscoll and the Irish businessman Dermot Desmond. The graduation ceremony took place on 3 July.More »
“What we need is a robust set of research evidence, and we need to deliver that evidence to those who make the decisions.”
Listen to Henrietta L. Moore discussing the new Institute for Global Prosperity on BBC World Service – Business Daily (15 May 2014).
The Institute of Global Prosperity will launch in October 2014 at UCL with the aim to transform how we make decisions, the kinds of evidence and reasoning on which our decisions are based, and the tools (cultural, policy, legal) we have at our disposal to maintain global prosperity. It will be led by Henrietta L. Moore.More »
You can’t get by in the world without meeting other people. But, humans have a fatal fascination with difference, which might explain why they find it hard to share. Watch the video of Henrietta Moore’s talk ‘Encountering Others’ in which she discusses the role of the ethical imagination in the development of our relationships with others, and the development of ourselves.
The talk was part of the “Connecting Through Time” session at TEDxOxbridge 2013.More »
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.More »
Prophets of the future are being ostracised from the canon. Is this reluctuance to accept speculation in the arts a symptom of decline, as we no longer wish to imagine new possibilities for culture and our lives? Or is fantasising about the future a childish past-time which avoids real engagement with human nature? On 5 June Henrietta L. Moore, fantastical novelists Nick Harkaway and Justina Robson imagined a brave new world at this year’s philosophy and music festival at Hay on WyeMore »