Virtual Gatherings

August 6, 2020

12am Virtual

The Institute is bringing its events—an array of conversations, workshops, and symposia into the virtual—through a series of unique partnerships with Second Home, the German Marshall Fund, and Homeboy Industries enabling its local and global network to participate and connect with the Institute’s work within the great transformations. Explore for the next event, here.

Upcoming Dates:

August 2020

Berggruen China Center: Berggruen Seminar 11 – What Should Robots Care about?
In a conversation with WU Tianyue, Berggruen Fellow and tenured associate professor in the Philosophy Department at Peking University, we will attempt to reflect on the ethical consequences of care robots and our response strategies, especially in the mid of a pandemic.
August 6: 7:00 pm (GMT+8) | Language: Chinese only, no translation

The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tenzin Priyadarshi is a former Berggreun Fellow, and the president and CEO of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
August 13: 2:00 p.m.

Berggruen China Center: AI Narratives in Chinese Classics and Their Influence on the Society Today
In collaboration with Cambridge University and Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence
August 18: 7:00 pm (GMT+8) | Language: Chinese with simultaneous translation into English

Father Gregory Boyle – Homeboy Industries
August 19: 2:00 p.m.

September 2020

Elif Shafak—Berggruen Prize Juror and political scientist, feminist, and author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World—in conversation with American political philosopher Michael Sandel, author of Tyranny of Merit.
In collaboration with Second Home
September 14: 11:00 a.m.

Get Lit Poetry event presenting the voices of the youth in LA, how they’re responding and reflecting on the current social and political climate and how they see their futures are being shaped.
In collaboration with Second Home
September 24: 11:00 a.m.

Berggruen China Center: Dialogue with Cho-yun Hsu*
In collaboration with Caixin Global
Language: English only, no translation

*Final date and time to be confirmed

Past Events

Renewing Democracy in the Digital Age
In collaboration with German Marshall Fund

July 21: 8:00 a.m.

Navigating the Economy in a Time of Troubles: U.S.-China & COVID-19
In collaboration with Asia Society
In a fireside chat with Ronnie Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Group and the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, we will look at Transpacific commercial opportunities amid mounting political tensions in the U.S.-China relationship and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

July 21: 6:00 p.m.

Supermodel and activist Lily Cole on Radical Optimism
In collaboration with Second Home

Lily will be in conversation with former Wired editor David Rowan – one of the smartest thinkers about technology and society – and they’ll be discussing the future of socially responsible business, and how innovators are responding to issues like fast fashion, renewable energy, and gender equality.
July 30: 11:00 a.m.