Professor Dame Henrietta L. Moore

Professor Henrietta L. Moore is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity and the Chair in Culture Philosophy and Design at University College London (UCL). A leading global thinker on prosperity, Professor Moore challenges traditional economic models of growth arguing that to flourish communities, businesses and governments need to engage with diversity and work within environmental limits.

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In The Media

Time for a new prosperity, rooted in a symbiotic relationship with nature

Commentary

The independent review on The Economics of Biodiversity led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta has now been delivered to the government. The report underlines our failure to grasp that our economies are “embedded within Nature, and not external to it.” We rely on nature to “provide us with food, water and shelter; regulate our climate and disease; maintain nutrient cycles and oxygen production; and provide us with spiritual fulfilment and opportunities for recreation and recuperation which can enhance our health and well-being.”

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Co-designing solutions to Lebanon’s energy crisis

Commentary

On 4 August 2020, a massive explosion at Beirut’s port killed at least 200 people and caused up to $15bn in damage to buildings and infrastructure – including the destruction of the public electricity company building. It was the latest blow for a country battling a 30-year energy crisis and facing chronic shortages as a result of an ageing infrastructure based around fossil fuels.

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Reinvigorating local economies through Universal Basic Services, not income

Commentary

In 1945, the UK’s welfare state was set up to address the want, need and misery caused by unemployment. Seventy-five years later, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, we had almost full employment in the UK – and yet we still have massive levels of poverty and precarity experienced by people in work.

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Latest Research

Towards a shared prosperity: co-designing solutions in Lebanon’s spaces of displacement

Prosperity

This article argues that a citizen science and participatory planning approach to infrastructure can lead to significant outcomes for improving quality of life, as well as building pathways to shared prosperity in diverse urban environments.

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Understanding Prosperity in East London: Local Meanings and “Sticky” Measures of the Good Life

Prosperity

How prosperity is conceptualized and measured is more than an intellectual exercise. This is not simply because indicators and metrics have powerful knowledge and governance effects. Fields of action, and thereby possibilities for change, are limited or enabled by the concepts and language that citizens, policy makers, governments, and academics use to theorize, act on and measure prosperity.

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Ethiopian Dairy and Animal Health Policy Sector: A Stakeholders' Network Analysis

Africa

A multitude of actors with diverse interests are involved in the Ethiopian dairy and animal disease control policy field categorized under producers, processors, input suppliers, traders, support services, regulators, consumers and zoonotic disease control. Milk and meat producers, large or small, face problems of feed shortage, high price of improved feeds, animal diseases, land acquisition, getting legal status for holdings and lack of support services such as veterinary service, extension, business advices as well as waste management.

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Events

Prof. Henrietta Moore to speak at the Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019

Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Professor Henrietta Moore, Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity, will moderate a panel on Future Cities at this year's Global Grand Challenges Summit, organised by the Royal Academy of Engineering

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After Progress: Decolonial Alternatives

Thursday 12 September, 2019

Professor Moore will speak at the After Progress symposium

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Books

Still Life Cover

Still Life: Hopes, Desires and Satisfactions

Henrietta L. Moore

This is the first book which examines the nature and significance of a feminist critique in anthropology.

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The Subject Of Anthropology

The Subject of Anthropology: Gender, Symbolism and Psychoanalysis

Henrietta L. Moore

Written not just for professional scholars and for students but for anyone with a serious interest in how gender and sexuality are conceptualized and experienced, this book is the most powerful and persuasive assessment to date of what anthropology has to contribute to these debates now and in the future.

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