We live in a time of great transformations.
The Berggruen Institute works to improve our understanding of these transformations to nurture and develop ideas—through global dialogue and cross-cultural exchange, by pushing the boundaries of academia to create new venues for scholarship and in creating new models for governance and policy—so that institutions, policy makers and publics can address the changes affecting humanity.
In 2010, Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels sat down with a group of scholars, business leaders and political veterans in California to contemplate the economic and political stresses caused by the global financial crisis, the widespread perception of failing political institutions and Western democracies and the question of how China’s rise would affect international cooperation and governance in the 21st century.
The China Center is a hub for East-West research and dialogue dedicated to the cross-cultural and interdisciplinary study of the transformations affecting humanity. Located at Peking University, the Center engages China’s most outstanding thinkers to examine, share and develop ideas to address global challenges.