Christopher Eldred

Public Relations Manager

Christopher Eldred is the Public Relations Manager at the Berggruen Institute, where he channels his background in politics, technology, policy research, and China to tell stories about the Institute’s people and programs. Before joining the Institute, Chris was a communications and research advisor to Governor Jennifer Granholm on issues related to technology, the economy, and the future of work; and a research analyst at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, working under Professor Emeritus John Zysman. After beginning his career as a field organizer for President Obama’s re-election campaign, he spent three years at Twilio, a cloud communications startup that went public in 2016. Chris then spent the 2016 election cycle consulting for campaigns for local office in San Francisco. In 2017 and 2018, he served as a research advisor to the American Jobs Project, a clean energy policy non profit, and authored a paper on the task-replacement potential of state-of-the-art natural language processing technologies in white collar jobs. Chris attended high school in Shanghai and earned his degree in Government from Claremont McKenna College in 2012. His interests include Liverpool Football Club, Egon Schiele, trance music, and the under explored nexus of social psychology, public policy, and political narrative.

By Christopher Eldred

Dedicated Issue of Global Policy, New Interactive Website Showcase Berggruen Governance Index

Berggruen Institute Report: Historic California Citizens’ Assembly Dramatically Increases Political Engagement, Builds Community and Social Cohesion Among Participants

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

JFI and Berggruen Institute Launch Series on Practical Pathways to Public Banking

USC Berggruen Fellow Isabella Weber Leads Transnational Evolution in Ideas on Inflation, Economic Policy As Germany Adopts “Gas Price Brake”

Berggruen Institute Announces Antikythera, New Program Exploring Impact of Planetary-Scale Computation

Berggruen Fellows Aim to Reinvent Governance, Imagine Radically Different Futures for Global Systems and Institutions

New Berggruen Institute Report: Citizens’ Panels Prove Deliberative Democracy Can Work for EU

Report Finds Declines in Accountability Among U.S., Asian Governments Since 2000

Berggruen Institute Announces 2022-2023 Class of Fellows, Rethinking Governance and Society for a Turbulent World

Channeling New Vision: Fellows Study LA River as Model for Urban Futures

Berggruen Institute’s Saule Omarova Releases Plan to Reimagine US Finance and Investment

USC Dornsife and the Berggruen Institute Extend Fellowship Collaboration, Renew Partnership Through 2024-2025

Berggruen Institute’s China Center Announces New Cohort of Fellows

Berggruen Institute Releases Blueprint for Cities to Challenge and Transform Digital Capitalism

Global Survey: 7 Out of 10 Adults in Democracies Believe Young People Should Take the Lead in Climate Fight

Berggruen Future of Democracy Scholar Teaching Course and Curating Exhibition at Occidental College on Art and Algorithmic Bias

New Fellows Visit Future Site of Scholars’ Campus in Santa Monica Mountains

In the Writers’ Room: Imagining a Planetary Future With Hollywood Flair

The Berggruen Institute Presents Summer Series “The Human Scaffold” Exploring Humanity’s Fixation on “Stuff”

Berggruen Institute Publishes Book Critiquing Historical Fixation on Physical Stuff As Mark of Social Progress