Committed to ideas, art, and architecture, Nicolas Berggruen is Founder and Chairman of the Berggruen Institute. As chairman, he has fostered the study and design of systems of good governance suited for the 21st century which has led to the Institute’s formation of the 21st Century Council; the Council for the Future of Europe; and the Think Long Committee for California. Mr. Berggruen seeks to find and reward those philosophical, sociological, and technological ideas that have the capacity to shape the future for the better through projects like the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture and the Berggruen Fellowship Program. He sits on the boards of the Museum Berggruen and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and is a member of the International Councils for the J. Paul Getty Trust, Tate Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. He has collaborated on architectural projects with renowned architects such as Shigeru Ban, David Adjaye, and Richard Meier and is presently planning the Institute’s new Los Angeles headquarters with the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. Mr. Berggruen is the co-author of Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century and is co-publisher of TheWorldPost—both with Berggruen Institute Executive Advisor Nathan Gardels. He is also Chairman of Berggruen Holdings.