Join us for a conversation with billionaire investor Nicolas Berggruen and journalist Nathan Gardels about how globalization and technology have given rise to a populist backlash against income inequality across Europe and the US, threatening our democratic systems. Berggruen and Gardels, co-authors of Renovating Democracy, will propose ways to counter populism by using social media to bring people together at home, and by finding a new partnership structure to deal with China and other economic competitors overseas. Their talk comes as populism is polarizing democratic politics in the US, France, Italy, Hungary, Poland and Brexit-era Britain, and at the same time protesters in Hong Kong are challenging the authority of one-party rule in China.
Nathan Gardels is Co-Founder of the Berggruen Institute and Editor-in-Chief of The WorldPost, a partnership with the Washington Post. He is the coauthor of Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century: A Middle Way between East and West, a Financial Times best book of 2012. His previous books include American Idol after Iraq, The Changing Global Order and At Century’s End.
Nicolas Berggruen is Founder and Chairman of the Berggruen Institute. He is coauthor of Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century: A Middle Way between West and East and is co-publisher of The WorldPost. He is also Chairman of Berggruen Holdings.
Gardels and Berggruen have researched, field-tested, and explored their recommendations through their work at the Berggruen Institute, a think tank designed to develop and promote long-term answers to the biggest challenges of the 21st Century, and The WorldPost, a global media platform in partnership with The Washington Post. Their first book, Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century, was named one of the best books of 2012 by the Financial Times.
In Partnership with New Roads School
A program hosted in partnership with Wunderbar Together, World Affairs Councils of America, and the American Council on Germany.