Jonathan Blake is Associate Director of Programs at the Berggruen Institute, where he directs the research projects and wider research agenda for the Planetary Program.
Blake is the co-author, with Nils Gilman, of Children of a Modest
Star: Planetary Thinking for an Age of Crises (2024) and author of
Contentious Rituals: Parading the Nation in Northern Ireland (2019).
He previously held research positions at the RAND Corporation,
Columbia Global Policy Initiative, and the Chumir Foundation. His
writing on planetary politics, governance, ethnic conflict, migration,
and more have appeared in Noema, where he’s Associate Editor, The
Atlantic, Boston Review, The Nation, Los Angeles Review of Books, and
He holds a B.A. in political science from UC Berkeley and a M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.