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Watch and Listen to A Right to Health presented by BBC World Service and the Berggruen Institute

Celebrating the work and ideas of 2020 Berggruen Prize Laureate Dr. Paul Farmer, the documentary is hosted by Razia Iqbal and features questions from Melinda French Gates, Nicolas Berggruen, and viewers from around the world.

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Berggruen Institute's Pre-Distribution Agenda Advances

Berggruen Institute's Pre-Distribution Agenda Advances

Citing an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times by Bob Hertzberg, Eric Schmidt, and Evan Spiegel along with Rana Foroohar’s column in the Financial TimesNathan Gardels, Co-Founder of Berggruen Institute, illustrates how the Institute’s ideas for pre-distribution are gaining momentum.

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The Hill: Establishing a Climate Service Program Is Crucial — Youth Must Help Lead It

The Hill: Establishing a Climate Service Program Is Crucial — Youth Must Help Lead It

Dawn Nakagawa, Executive Vice President of the Berggruen Institute, lays out why Biden’s proposed Civilian Climate Corps is perhaps his most important policy for Millennials and Zoomers and why young people must be given the opportunity to help lead it.
 

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National Endowment for Prosperity Berggruen Institute Launches New Program Area: The Planetary

Berggruen Institute Launches New Program Area: The Planetary

From climate change and biodiversity loss to tech risk and pandemic preparedness, many of today’s most urgent challenges exceed the boundaries of nations and the limits of human concerns. Going beyond the intellectual framework of the era of globalization, the Berggruen Institute’s program in the Planetary aims to develop and support new means and mechanisms to foster cooperation in an era of mutual interdependence not just with each other but with the biogeochemical processes of the Earth itself.

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Transformations of the Human (ToftH) Establishes School in Bay Area—a Berggruen Hoffman Initiative (BHI)

Transformations of the Human (ToftH) Launches a Pilot Project in the Bay Area

Thanks to a financial commitment from Reid Hoffman, the Berggruen Institute ToftH program is establishing a presence in the Bay Area for the pursuit of a client-site based research program and a Philosophy + Art + Tech school. ToftH is currently accepting applications for their upcoming cohort. Learn more, here.
 
 
 

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From Local to Global: The Fight Against Climate Change

From Local to Global: The Fight Against Climate Change
 

Hear from Mayors Eric Garcetti (Los Angeles), Sadiq Khan (London), and Youth Climate Activists as they explore ways of handling the climate emergency, beginning in our local communities. Moderated by powerhouse Swarzy Macaly, the event included local thought leaders: Saad Amer, Co-Founder, Plus1Vote; Jonelle Awomoyi, BBC News Journalist and Campaigner; Dominique Palmer, Campaigner & Environmental Speaker; and Kevin Patel, Founder, OneUpAction.

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Berggruen Institute Youth Environment Service (YES) Presents Youth Roundtable on the Civilian Climate Corps

Berggruen Institute Youth Environment Service (YES) Presents Youth Roundtable on the Civilian Climate Corps

Led by the Institute’s Future of Democracy Program and Berggruen Fellow Gabriel Kahan of Sense LA, the roundtable aimed to showcase and model how governments can engage youth in developing climate corps programs while gaining actionable insight on the types of programming youth would like to see in Biden’s Civilian Climate Corps plan.
 
 

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Danielle Allen Delivers Inaugural Talk for Berggruen Institute-UCLA  Possible Worlds Series

Danielle Allen Delivers Inaugural Talk for Berggruen Institute-UCLA Possible Worlds Series

Inviting today’s most imaginative intellectual leaders and creators to deliver talks on the future of humanity, Possible Worlds launched with classicist, political theorist, and MacArthur “Genius” Danielle Allen for What Kind of Revolution Was That? Polarization and the Path Forward after January 6. Watch the talk in its entirety or view the selected clips, here.
 
 

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Noema Magazine Celebrates One Year Mark with New Issue: Planetary Realism

Noema Magazine Celebrates One Year Mark with New Issue: Planetary Realism

Summer 2021 marks one year since the launch of Noema Magazine, a crucial milestone for the new publication focused on exploring and amplifying transformative ideas. The second issue of Noema Magazine, Planetary Realism, shifts from the paradigms of globalization and geopolitics toward a concept of the “planetary” featuring content by Jerry Brown and Stewart Brand; Audrey Tang, Bruno Maçães, Suzanne Simard, Venkatesh Rao, and Mariana Mazzucato.
 

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Berggruen Institute Announces 2021-2022 Class of Fellows—Imagining New Possibilities for the Post-Covid World

Berggruen Institute Announces 2021-2022 Class of Fellows—Imagining New Possibilities for the Post-Covid World

The Berggruen Institute welcomes its seventh cohort of researchers this fall. Alden Young, Anya Bernstein, Claire Webb, Devika Dutt, Dominic Boyer, Johanna Hoffman, Jonathan Blake, Mark Paul, Martijn Konings, Michael McCarthy, Peter Ekman, Saule Omarova, Stuart Candy, Vincent Ialenti, Yael Eisenstat, and Yuk Hui will join the Institute’s notable community of thinkers. Read more, here.
 
 

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Living with Machines: Future Perspectives and Analysis

Living with Machines: Future Perspectives and Analysis
 

Hosted by the Berggruen Research Center at Peking University, Living with Machines: Future Perspectives and Analysis featured discussions with Jianqiao Ge, Qiaoying Lu, Yi Zeng, Weiwen Duan, and Sebastian Sunday Greve focusing on both the theoretical and practical aspects of humans living with machines. Key questions explored the assessment of cognitive and affective capacities in humans and non-humans, and their theoretical models, as well as the relevant practical strategies both in the lab and in everyday life. Learn more, here.

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Bloomberg: Facebook and Others Should Pay Us for Our Data. Here’s One Way.

Bloomberg: Facebook and Others Should Pay Us for Our Data. Here’s One Way.
 

Yakov Feygin, Associate Director of the Berggruen Institute’s Future of Capitalism Program discusses a new white paper published by the Institute on data dividends and taxing companies on their “data dependency.”
 
 

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University of California (UC) Press and Berggruen Institute Great Transformation Series Publishes The Human Scaffold

University of California (UC) Press and Berggruen Institute Great Transformation Series Publishes The Human Scaffold

Berggruen Fellow Josh Berson’s new book The Human Scaffold: How Not to Design Your Way Out of a Climate Crisis examines how a reframing of scholarship, policy, and culture away from material technology is a prerequisite for solving climate change and other challenges. A new summer event series explores these themes beginning July 28, 2021.

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