Nils Gilman

Nils Gilman

Vice President of Programs

Biography

Since joining the Berggruen Institute in 2017 as the Vice President of Programs, Dr. Nils Gilman has managed both the Institute’s Great Transformations research program and its resident fellowship program. He has previously worked as Associate Chancellor at the University of California, Berkeley, as Research Director and scenario planning consultant at the Monitor Group and Global Business Network, and at various enterprise software companies, including Salesforce.com and BEA Systems. He is the author of Mandarins of the Future: Modernization Theory in Cold War America (2004) and Deviant Globalization: Black Market Economy in the 21st Century (2011), as well as numerous articles on intellectual history and political economy. He holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in History from U.C. Berkeley.