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 author of Contentious Rituals: Parading the Nation in Northern Ireland (Oxford University Press, 2019) and, with BI Senior Vice President Nils Gilman, Children of a Modest Star: Planetary Thinking for an Age of Crises (Stanford University Press, expected in 2024). 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, The Nation, Los Angeles Review of Books, and scholarly journals.
He holds a B.A. in political science from UC Berkeley and a M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.