By Joseph Willits
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Public policy group, the Legatum Institute has announced a series of key appointments. President and CEO of Legatum, Jeffrey Gedmin anticipates the appointments being a step forward in helping "to grow Legatum as an important voice on behalf of entreprenurial capitalism, and effective, accountable government, both in the West and the developing world."
To oversee the Institute's economics research programme and Legatum Propensity Index, economist Robert Hahn will work with spring appointee Anne Applebaum. Hahn was previously Director of the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, and has served on the Council of Economic Advisors at the White House, and on the faculties of Harvard University and Carnegie Mellon University respectively.
Diane Zeleny will join Legatum as Vice President for Strategy and Communications, and will serve as the Institute's representative in Washington. Zeleny has had numerous experience in international relations and public affairs, with both NATO and the US Department of State. Most recently she was Director of External Relations for the Broadcasting Board of Governors in Washington.
To head a new joint venture between the Legatum Institute and Foreign Policy Magazine, 'Democracy Lab', former Newsweek Tokyo and Moscow bureau chief Christian Caryl will join. Caryl also worked for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Washington.
Another appointment on "Democracy Lab" as Economics Editor is Peter Passell. Passell is a former New York Times columnist and currently a senior fellow at the Milken Insitute, and Editor of their publication, the Milken Institute Review.