Fellowship Program

The Transformations of the Human program invites and hosts a highly curated cohort of Fellows on an annual basis. The Residential Fellows are typically mid-career to senior academics, authors and journalists who work at Berggruen Institute headquarters in Los Angeles, at our China Center in Beijing, or at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and are directly integrated in our working groups. The Research Fellowships run for three years, contingent on annual reviews, and comprise philosophers, artists, and social scientists who are placed into AI and biotech laboratories. Their task is to discover philosophical questions (instances of the transformation of the human) reverberating in the concrete everyday labor of the engineers and researchers.