21st Century Council

A forum for dialogue on global governance, with a focus on the G-20 as the governing body of globalization. Members include former heads of state, global entrepreneurs and political thinkers.

Council for the Future of Europe

This Council gathers a small group of the region's most eminent political figures to research and debate ways forward for a united Europe.

Think Long Committee for California

Develops comprehensive approaches to repairing California's broken system of governance while evaluating policies and institutions vital for the state's long-term future.

John Gray
John Gray is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. From 1998 to 2007 he was Professor of European Thought at the LSE. Between 1976 and1997 he was Fellow and then Professor of Politics at Oxford. He has been Visiting Distinguished Professor at Harvard, Yale and the Autonomous University of Madrid. He now writes full time.

His most recent books include Gray’s Anatomy: Selected Writings (Penguin, 2010); The Immortalization Commission: the Strange Quest to Cheat Death (Penguin, 2010 and 2011); Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia (Penguin; awarded the Lannan Foundation Notable Book Award in 2008), False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism (Granta; new edition, October 2009); Al Qaeda and What It Means To Be Modern (Faber, 2007); Enlightenment’s Wake: Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age ( new edition, 2007, Routledge Classics); Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals (Granta; 2002).

He writes articles and reviews for The Guardian, The New York Review of Books, The London Review of Books,The New Statesman, Literary Review and other journals.