Renovating Democracy

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Renovating Democracy Book Tour

Berggruen Institute Announces 2019-2020 Class of Fellows in U.S. and China

The Berggruen Institute’s fifth cohort of 14 Berggruen Fellows will research the transformative ideas shaping our society and their impact on humanity while promoting both academic and cultural exchange globally.


Helen Mialet

Future of Democracy Program Convenes Working Groups for First Time

The Future of Democracy program convenes its international working groups—Social Cohesion and the Public Square and Redesign of Democratic Institutions—for the first time to discuss the formulation of their joint report. The meeting was hosted by the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy.


Berggruen Salon & Interview with Elif Shafak Now on YouTube

Berggruen Prize Juror, British-Turkish novelist and political scientist Elif Shafak unpacks “us” vs “them” rhetoric, exploring how to navigate the political and cultural challenges of our turbulent times.


The WorldPost

Transformations of the Human (ToftH) Announces New Collaborations

ToftH announces two collaborations in artificial intelligence (AI)—as a new member of Partnership for AI and in the form of a major research project with AI4ALL.


WorldPost Weekend Roundup: How Nations Surmount Upheaval — or Don’t

WorldPost Editor-in-Chief, Nathan Gardels sits down with author and historian Jared Diamond to discuss his new book, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis.


Berggruen Institute Supports the 8th World Peace Forum in Beijing

Wang Qishan, Vice President of China, addressed the Forum. This year›s theme was “Stabilizing the World Order: Common Responsibilities, Joint Management, and Shared Benefits,” with a particular focus on AI and governance.


BBC Newshour: Tim Franks Interviews Nicolas Berggruen

Nicolas Berggruen sits down with Tim Franks for BBC World Service flagship news and current affairs program Newshour to discuss the future of democracy and its need for renovation.


Berggruen China Center:
Spring Recap 2019

A recap of the Center's recent programs take a deep dive into AI to explore its philosophical roots and ethical principles influencing and supporting regulatory policies.