Los Angeles Center

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

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

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