Anjan Sundaram

Anjan Sundaram

Author, Journalist, TV Presenter, 2020-2021 Berggruen Fellow

Biography

Anjan Sundaram is an award-winning author, journalist and TV presenter. Anjan is the host of the critically-acclaimed TV series, “Coded World”, about how Artificial Intelligence is changing humanity. He also presented “Deciphering India”, about the rise of nationalism in India. He appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for his book about Congo, “Stringer”. His TED talk is titled “Why I risked my life to expose a government massacre”. He is also the author of “Bad News”, an Amazon Best Book of 2016 and finalist for PEN/America’s nonfiction prize. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Guardian. He has received Reuters Environment and Frontline Club prizes for his reporting and has served as an artist-in-residence at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center. He is also a TED Fellow and a Skoll World Fellow. Anjan graduated from Yale University with a Master of Science in mathematics and holds a Ph.D. in postcolonial journalism. At the Berggruen Institute, Anjan will be developing a literature concerned with transforming humans’ relationship with each other, technology and nature.