Henrietta L. Moore

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

Henrietta L. Moore.
Olaus Magnus Historia om de nordiska folken

Signs of the Times: Anthropology, Undecidability and Politics

Henrietta L. Moore delivered the 50 year anniversary lecture to celebrate the establishment in 1964 of the Department of Social Anthropology (SAI) at the University of Oslo. More »

ebola scientists

“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 »

Peace-and-Prosperity-Vedder-Highsmith

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 »

taksim__

Protest politics and the ethical imagination

Protest, like marriage, means re-imagining relations to self and other. The Taksim Square Book Club used reflection as a riposte to state brutality. The ethical imagination is at the root of this. More »

droneFlickr_-_Israel_Defense_Forces_-_Skylark_Drone_Flight_Training

Evil: what’s in a word?

What does it take to get someone to go into a shopping mall with an AK47 and mow down random strangers? A failure of those acts of imagination that connect us to people we have never known. More »

coming of age

BBC World Service podcast: The Why Factor

Why do different cultures mark 'coming of age'? Why is there so much variety between cultures? For some the advent of adulthood is celebrated by lavish parties, for others, by endurance tests and initiation ceremonies. Henrietta L. Moore gives her opinion for the BBC World Service programme The Why Factor with Mike Williams. More »

IVF2

BBC Radio4: ‘New’ Biological Relatives & Kinship

Henrietta L. Moore joins BBC Radio 4's Laurie Taylor and Sarah Franklin to talk about Prof Franklin's study into the meaning and impact of IVF (originally broadcasted on 11 June 2014) More »

From Audio+Video

Signs of the Times: Anthropology, Undecidability and Politics

Olaus Magnus Historia om de nordiska folken

Henrietta L. Moore delivered the 50 year anniversary lecture to celebrate the establishment in 1964 of the Department of Social Anthropology (SAI) at the University of Oslo.

More »

From Commentary

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

ebola scientists

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 »

From Events

Development and Prosperity: discussing the post-2015 agenda at the Development Studies conference

Henrietta L. Moore will speak at the opening plenary on the relationship between prosperity and development at the Development Studies annual conference on Saturday, 1st November 2014. In the opening plenary Professor Moore will speak alongside Melissa Leach (Director of IDS, Sussex) and Kevin Watkins (Director of ODI, London) and the focus will be on the deeper global and national trends, drivers and challenges which are necessitating changes in the theory and practice of development and in identifying important directions for development post-2015.

More »

Twitter Feed

Follow Henrietta on Twitter »

From Audio+Video

Henrietta L. Moore in conversation with Ricken Patel

Listen to Henrietta L. Moore and Ricken Patel’s conversation about changes in ‘politics from below’ and whether there is something genuinely new in kind about the way in which civil society is now operating. @ Hay Festival 2014. Relationships between state and society have undergone a significant shift over the last decade. On both sides promises have been made and broken, expectations raised and shattered, partnerships brokered and roles reversed.

More »

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.

More »

From Events

Tomorrow’s Fantasies

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 Wye

More »