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 Institutions of Globalisation? Professor Henrietta Moore speaks at Rebuilding Macroeconomics

Professor Henrietta Moore recently spoke at a workshop hosted by Rethinking Macroeconomics called The Institutions of Globalisation: Globalisation Hub Workshop Summary More »

Rwanda's foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo, pictured here at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, is one of the women making up 61 per cent of politicians in parliament / Bloomberg

Despite setbacks, women are closing the gender pay gap. But there’s still plenty to fight for

We need to see a much deeper cultural and social change before we can truly claim gender inequalities are a thing of the past, says professor Henrietta Moore More »

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Here’s What ‘Spreadsheet Phil’ Should Have Done For A Truly Radical Budget

It’s true that the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, was able to produce a few headline-grabbing giveaways, especially around housing, an issue which the Prime Minister has pledged to take “personal charge” of solving. Cue an apparent injection of £44bn into housebuilding designed to see 300,000 new homes per year delivered by the middle of the next decade. More »

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Pepper the humanoid robot on display at SoftBank Robot World in Tokyo, Japan, this week. The organisers envisage a future where one trillion devices are connected to the internet and technology is integrated into humans

Artificial intelligence will enhance us, not replace us

In his 1990 book The Age of Intelligent Machines, the American computer scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil made an astonishing prediction. Working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) throughout the 1970s and 1980s and having seen firsthand the remarkable advances in artificial intelligence pioneered there by Marvin Minsky and others, he forecast that a computer would pass the Turing test – the test of a machine's ability to match or be indistinguishable from human intelligence – between 2020 and 2050. More »

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Forget a basic income—here’s how Universal Basic Services could fund housing and transport for all

A state service provision could help our society cope with a changing job market. And best of all: it could be fiscally neutral More »

Professor Henrietta Moore

Our Welfare System Needs A Radical Overhaul. It’s Time For Universal Basic Services

If the uproar created by the rollout of the Government’s new Universal Credit benefits system has shown us anything, it’s how fiendishly complex our current welfare system is. More »

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Institute for Global Prosperity publish first report on Universal Basic Services

At a time of austerity, it is sometimes difficult to remember that the UK is one of the richest countries on the planet. Rising homelessness and the use of foodbanks are just a couple of indicators that a portion of our society is being left behind. In a move to rethink the country’s economic strategy, the Institute for Global Prosperity has published a paper that recommends an overhaul to conventional government policies. More »

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Democratising food: Why sustainable prosperity depends on a radical rethink in our approach to agriculture

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Have we reached ‘peak democracy’?

Certainly, if we look at some global measures of democratic societies, it looks as though progress has stalled – and perhaps even gone into reverse.

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Professor Henrietta Moore to deliver University of Leuven Inaugural Anthropology Lecture 2017


To celebrate the opening of the new academic year, the social and cultural anthropology programme of the Leuven Faculty of Social Sciences has invited Professor Henrietta Moore to deliver the 2017 inaugural anthropology lecture.

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From Writing

To fight desertification we need to drive diversity on farms and plates


Farmland in Kenya’s north has deteriorated because of loss of soil nutrients and agro-biodiversity, putting livelihoods of 12 million people at risk.

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From Writing

The Democracy Deficit

In the age of political uncertainty and increasing mistrust of government, we need local, community-led projects to help redefine our ideas of effective citizen engagement now more than ever. It seems like everywhere we look right now we see democracy in crisis.

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Women, marketplaces and exchange partners amongst the Marakwet of northwest Kenya

Based on recent fieldwork, this paper examines the intersecting economic activities of Marakwet women in northwest Kenya with a particular focus on exchange friendships. We highlight the need to expand previous definitions of tilia, based on male exchange of livestock, to include a variety of exchange friendships including those between women.

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BBC Radio 4: The End of Development

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? The lecture, which is part of the BBC World Service’s ‘A Richer World’ season, was chaired by Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government. It was broadcasted on BBC Radio 4.

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