- Date: January 30, 2023
About the Event:
Indian essayist, novelist, and political theorist Pankaj Mishra will be in dialogue with Berggruen Institute Senior Vice President Nils Gilman to discuss recent events in global politics, including the hard times that have recently befallen rightwing authoritarian leaders from Moscow to Washington to Brasilia, as well as his own recently published novel, Run and Hide, a gripping account of parvenu globalization.
About the Speakers:
Pankaj Mishra is the author of several books, including Age of Anger and Run and Hide: A novel. His new book of essays on politics and literature will be published next year. Additionally, Mishra writes literary and political essays for the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, The Guardian, the New Yorker, London Review of Books, and Bloomberg View, among other American, British, and Indian publications. He was a visiting professor at Wellesley College in 2001, 2004, and 2006. In 2004-2005 he received a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars, New York Public Library. From 2007-08, he was the Visiting Fellow at the Department of English, University College, London. In 2009, he was nominated as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 2014, he received Yale University’s Windham-Campbell Literature Prize.
Dr. Nils Gilman is Senior Vice President of Programs at the Berggruen Institute, in which capacity he oversees the Institute’s research programs, heads its resident fellowship program, and serves as Deputy Editor of Noema Magazine. He has previously worked as Associate Chancellor at the University of California Berkeley, as Research Director at the Monitor Group and Global Business Network, and at various enterprise software companies including Salesforce.com. Gilman has won the Sidney Award (for long-form journalism) from the New York Times and an Albie Award (for international political economy) from The Washington Post.
He is the author of Mandarins of the Future: Modernization Theory in Cold War America (2004), Deviant Globalization: Black Market Economy in the 21st Century (2011), Children of a Modest Star: Governing in a Planetary Age (forthcoming), as well as numerous articles on intellectual history and political economy. He holds a B.A. M.A. and Ph.D. in History from U.C. Berkeley.