2019 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture

Awarded to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for Her Work in Pioneering Gender Equality and Strengthening the Rule of Law

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Ginsburg

Berggruen Institute Unveils First LA-Based Program for Social Cohesion

Sense LA – a tool for social cohesion and public participation – announces a new project with the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA) to develop formal recommendations for the City of Los Angeles master plan. Click the explore button to learn more about this exciting new program.

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The WorldPost Weekend Roundup:
Criticize, Don‘t Demonize, China

The Berggruen Institute’s 21st Century Council met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing for the fourth “Understanding China” conference. The theme was China’s plans for the next phase of “reform and opening up” and what the Chinese leader calls “the new globalization.”

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Nikkei Asian Review: US and China Need to Unite in Action on Climate Change

In this bylined article by Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels, the co-authors of Renovating Democracy discuss how political polarization is going to set back efforts to prevent global warming.
 

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Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF) Awards Berggruen Institute More Than $225,000

The TWCF grant will support a groundbreaking research fellowship for the Transformation of the Human program. This new partnership is already placing scholars in key AI labs to observe and participate in discussions with programmers.

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The WorldPost

Renovating Democracy at Brookings Institution: A Partnership of Rivals

During their discussion with The Boston Globe's Washington Columnist Indira Lakshmanan at Brookings, Nathan Gardels speaks about how the US and China need to work together in regard to climate action. View the clip and then dig deeper into the full conversation.

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The WorldPost: Beware the Rise of Far-Right Environmentalism

Berggruen Institute Vice President of Programs Nils Gilman discusses how our climate crisis may provide a powerful new set of justifications for the far right’s agenda.
 

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Transformations of the Human (ToftH): Fall Recap

The Berggruen Institute Transformations of the Human program expands its research and programmatic endeavors with new global partnerships and public conversations while the work of ToftH artist fellows is explored and included in prominent exhibitions worldwide.

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New York Times: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wins $1 Million Berggruen Prize

This article highlights how the Berggruen Prize is given annually to a thinker whose ideas “have profoundly shaped human understanding and advancement.”
 

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Video Log: The Berggruen Prize Jury Selects U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Watch the Berggruen Prize Jury Members discuss the process of choosing Justice Ginsburg and hear why their selection fits the ideals of the prize.
 
 

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Renovating Democracy:
Listen to the Book Talks Here
 

Read and listen to select media highlights from Berggruen Institute Founders Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels international book tour including Brookings Institution; Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership; Asia Society New York; University of Oxford; Chatham House, and more.

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