Nicolas Berggruen Institute

The Berggruen Institute on Governance (formerly Nicolas Berggruen Institute) is an independent, non-partisan think tank engaged in the comparative study and design of systems of governance suited to the new and complex challenges of the 21st century. It aims to integrate the new possibilities of the information age with the best practices of efficient, decisive and meritocratic administration in Asia with the democratic accountability of the West. The knowledge society both enables and requires intelligent community, intelligent democracy and intelligent governance.

The Berggruen Institute on Governance initiates and develops projects by creating leadership task forces to develop recommendations for governance reform within a specific context. Some of the projects include:

The Council for the Future of Europe is a think tank established by the Berggruen Institute to debate and advocate ways forward for a united Europe. It is chaired by former Prime Minister of Italy Mario Monti. Its members include former heads of state Tony Blair (UK), Gerhard Schröder (Germany), Felipe González (Spain), Romano Prodi (Italy), Matti Vanhanen (Finland), Guy Verhofstadt (Belgium), Franz Vranitzky (Austria), and Marek Belka (Poland); economists Joseph Stiglitz, Michael Spence, Robert Mundell, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Nouriel Roubini, and Otmar Issing; CEOs Mohamed El-Erian and Juan Luis Cebrián; academics Niall Ferguson and Anthony Giddens; former president of the European Commission Jacques Delors; former head of the International Committee of the Red Cross Jakob Kellenberger, Director-General of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy; Goldman Sachs chairman and former director of the World Trade Organization Peter Sutherland; former head of the Deutsche Bundesbank Axel Weber; member of the Swiss Federal Council Doris Leuthard; and French businessman Alain Minc. The group advocates greater political integration within Europe, which would take the form of greater fiscal consolidation within Europe, wider powers for the European Central Bank, and the engagement of European citizens.

Governance think tank
Nicolas Berggruen
Santa Monica, California, United States of America 100 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
Key people
Nicolas Berggruen (Chairman) Dawn Nakagawa (Executive Director) Nathan Gardels (Senior Adviser)