Los Angeles

Our Los Angeles center works to develop and encourage new ideas for a changing world and to propose practical thinking that can transform society—and humanity—for the better. Located on the Pacific coast, we hope to advance the position of Los Angeles as a world center for ideas, linking the East to the West. The historic Bradbury Building, houses the BI’s research activities and is a unique gathering space for intellectual exchange, academic symposia, workshops, salons, and lectures.

Featured News

Photo of Jane Fonda and Dr. Naomi Oreskes

A Conversation on Climate Change and Activism with Jane Fonda and Dr. Naomi Oreskes

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El País: Patricia Hill Collins, sociologist: ‘Intellectuals have done a good job of saying the world is awful, and young people are dispirited’

Fiction and Futures

Vaster Than Empires Program

“We Might Appear as Forest Fires,” Curator’s Statement

“What is Collective Intelligence?”

“Vaster than Empires” by CROSSLUCID

"We Might Appear As Forest Fires" Performance

Possible Worlds: Climate Emergency and the Future of Democracy

JFI and Berggruen Institute Report: Public Bank Could Finance Over 17,000 Affordable Homes in Los Angeles

Institutions Release Report Outlining Approach for a LA City-Owned Bank

A Berggruen Institute Salon Featuring Pankaj Mishra

A Berggruen Institute Salon Featuring Lea Ypi

Multispecies Constitution Project: Meeting 1

Gavin Newsom

Op-Ed: Tap the state’s future surpluses to give everyone a share in California’s wealth

Is a Harmonious Community in the Center of Los Angeles Attainable? Residents and Commuters in K-town Had Their Say

Berggruen Institute Unveils First LA-Based Program for Social Cohesion; Kicks Off New Project With Korean American Federation of Los Angeles to Formulate Recommendations for the City of Los Angeles Master Plan

21st Century Council Issues 2017 Annual Report