Henrietta L. Moore

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

Henrietta L. Moore.
New York, NY USA - July 16, 2016: Donald Trump speaks during introduction Governor Mike Pence as running for vice president at Hilton hotel Midtown Manhattan

‘Making America Great Again’ Needs To Start With A Cold, Hard Look In The Mirror

The post-mortem of Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US elections has focused on how the winner’s incendiary campaign rhetoric galvanised people eager for change. But aside from the generalised kickback against ‘globalisation’ expressed at the ballot box, the key question remains: What is gnawing away at US prosperity? More »


Professor Henrietta Moore judges storytelling prize with a difference

Director of the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity Professor Henrietta Moore is on the judging panel of an exciting new story-telling competition. More »


Cities must be reimagined for global demographic change

The world is in the midst of an unprecedented demographic change. According to the World Economic Forum, before 2020, over-65s will make up a greater proportion of the global population than under fives. Along with this, three million people move to cities each week, with current projections suggesting 2.5 billion people will be added to urban populations globally by 2050. These factors, along with the growing reality of climate change pose an unprecedented challenge to the current economic way of being. More »


It’s All Academic Case Study: Professor Henrietta L. Moore

Professor Henrietta Moore talks about her work as Head of the Institute of Global Prosperity and how philanthropy plays a vital role in her work. More »


Populism’s Hatred Of Diversity Will Kill Prosperity

In the days since the US election result, much has been made of the ‘whitelash’ that appears to have propelled Donald Trump to the highest office in the land. More »


Professor Henrietta Moore helps to launch the UCL Campaign

On Thursday 15 September, Professor Henrietta Moore joined a panel of world-class academics for the launch of the new UCL Campaign. More »


Migration is a part of today’s world. We can’t just shut the borders, whatever the Leave campaign tells you

And so our membership of one of the world’s greatest multinational partnerships has been reduced to a single-issue protest over immigration. The dog whistle has been dispensed with. Now, with less than a week to go, those who wish us to leave the European Union have plugged their rhetoric into a speaker that emits a continuous low but all too audible hum. More »

From Engagements Events

Queer Wars at the UCL Festival of Culture


Why have sexuality and gender identity become so vexed an issue between and within nations? How best to advocate for change? This panel session will reflect on more than four decades of LGBT activism and writing about queer history, life and politics.

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From Events

Henrietta Moore at ECOSOC Conference 2016


Henrietta Moore will be speaking at the UN Economic and Social Council Integration Segment conference on 2-4 May 2016 in New York City

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From Writing

Landscape, time and cultural resilience


In their article ‘Landscape, time and cultural resilience: a brief history of agriculture in Pokot and Marakwet, Kenya’ Matthew Davies and Henrietta Moore consider the Marakwet and Pokot communities of northwest Kenya, both of which have been subjected to a range of external agricultural interventions. The authors find a dynamic, yet hidden ‘cultural resilience’ spanning several centuries.

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From Audio+Video Engagements

Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2016

Professor Henrietta Moore talks about her role on the judging panel at the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2016.

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From Audio+Video

‘My Perfect Country’: Uganda

The sixth episode of the BBC World Service programme ‘My Perfect Country’ looks at how communities in Uganda have revolutionised the justice system by taking matters into their own hands.

The programme delves into the inner workings of the legal group to hear why they wanted to help and how they have made it work. They hear from the individuals whose lives have been changed as a result – as well as how the country’s official legal system are responding to the group.

Is a DIY law system the basis for a perfect country? Presenter Fi Glover, entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox, professor Henrietta Moore of the Institute for Global prosperity and special studio guests – give their verdict.

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From Writing

If we leave Europe, the price will be paid by the poor

Henrietta Moore comments on the Brexit campaign in the New Statesman

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