Reid Lidow

Writer and Policy Strategist, 2022-2023 Berggruen Fellow

Reid Lidow is currently working on a study of the seismic shifts taking place in the world economy and geopolitically. His writing and research with Gordon Brown explores global crises and the underlying trends and transformations creating a fractured world. As a Berggruen Fellow, he plans to examine opportunities for enhanced global governance through international institutions, as well as where common ground might be found between the West and China to avoid a ‘one world, two systems’ future. Reid’s research is based in Los Angeles at USC’s Center for the Political Future.

Most recently, Reid was a candidate for Los Angeles City Controller. Before that, he served as Executive Officer to the Mayor of Los Angeles. In this role, he provided strategic counsel to the Mayor and ensured the execution of his day-to-day goals. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Reid led the writing team behind the Mayor’s nightly briefings. Prior to this, Reid worked for Gordon Brown on a range of campaigns – from encouraging countries to deliver an inclusive and quality education for all children, to the fight against Brexit.

Reid completed his undergraduate studies at USC where he double majored in International Relations and Political Science. He was awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and went on to earn an MPhil in Development Studies.