Introducing the Global Fellowship Program

 Understanding different cultures and ways of life depends on extended exposure to other societies. To this end, the Center will sponsor a unique fellowship program that will give thinkers the opportunity to study, work and live at leading universities in China, the United States, and the United Kingdom initially, including, Harvard University’s (School of Divinity), Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), UCLA, NYU, University of Cambridge, Tsinghua University and Peking University. These efforts will result in symposia, video and written materials including articles and books.

The initial topics the fellows will focus on include:

  •  The Future of Political Governance: Democracy and Meritocracy
  •  The autonomous self and relational self 
  •  Harmony and Freedom
  • Equality and Hierarchy
  • Humans and Technology
  • Sustainable Innovation


Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Center Fellows

The inaugural cohort of eight Berggruen Fellow are:

  1. 1) Roger Ames (Manoa, Hawai’i) – Professor of philosophy and editor of “Philosophy East & West” at University of Hawai‘i at Manoa;
  2. 2)  Stephen Angle – Professor of Philosophy and Chair of Wesleyan University’s new College of East Asian Studies;
  3. 3)  Rajeev Bhargava – Director of the Institute of Indian Thought at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) IN DELHI;
  4. 4)  Yi-Huah Jiang – Former Premier of the Republic of China.;
  5. 5)  Chenyang Li – Associate Professor of Philosophy at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he founded and directs the Philosophy program;
  6. 6)  Jin Li (Providence, Rhode Island)– Professor of Education and Human Development at Brown University;
  7. 7)  Anna Sun – Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies at Kenyon College;
  8. 8)  David Wong – Susan Fox Beischer and George D. Beischer Professor of Philosophy at Duke University.

Stay tuned for more.