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Board of Directors

Shaukat Aziz
Nicolas Berggruen
David Bonderman
Juan Luis Cebrián
Ray Chambers
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Shaukat Aziz
21st Century Council, Board of Directors

Shaukat Aziz has a 30-year career in global finance, encompassing roles in Pakistan, Greece, the U.S., the U.K., Malaysia, the Philippines, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. He headed Citigroup’s global Private Banking Division and progressed to a senior position with the bank in New York. He became Finance Minister in 1999, and was named "Finance Minister of the Year" for 2001 by Euromoney and The Bankers magazines.  As Prime Minister, Aziz restored his country’s credibility in the global market; he is renowned for doing what is best, not simply what is politically expedient.

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Nicolas Berggruen
Chairman
Committed to ideas, art, and architecture, Nicolas Berggruen is Founder and Chairman of the Berggruen Institute. As chairman, he has fostered the study and design of systems of good governance suited for the 21st century which has led to the Institute’s formation of the 21st Century Council; the Council for the Future of Europe; and the Think Long Committee for California. Mr. Berggruen seeks to find and reward those philosophical, sociological, and technological ideas that have the capacity to shape the future for the better through projects like the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture and the Berggruen Fellowship Program. He sits on the boards of the Museum Berggruen and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and is a member of the International Councils for the J. Paul Getty Trust, Tate Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. He has collaborated on architectural projects with renowned architects such as Shigeru Ban, David Adjaye, and Richard Meier and is presently planning the Institute’s new Los Angeles headquarters with the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. Mr. Berggruen is the co-author of Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century and is co-publisher of TheWorldPost—both with Berggruen Institute Executive Advisor Nathan Gardels. He is also Chairman of Berggruen Holdings.
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David Bonderman
Board of Directors, Think Long Committee for California

Prior to forming TPG, David Bonderman was COO of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc.; a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter, where he specialized in corporate, securities, bankruptcy and antitrust litigation; a Fellow in Foreign and Comparative Law in conjunction with Harvard University; and Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division. Bonderman serves on a variety of boards including General Motors Company; Ryanair Holdings, plc, where he serves as Chairman; CoStar Group, Inc.; VTB Bank; the Grand Canyon Trust; and The Wilderness Society.

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Juan Luis Cebrián
21st Century Council, Council for the Future of Europe, Board of Directors

Juan Luis Cebrián is Chairman of the Executive Committee and was founding Editor-in-Chief of El País. He is Honorary Professor at Universidad Iberoamericana of Santo Domingo and Honorary Visitor at the University of La Plata. Cebrián was a founding member of the journal Cuadernos para el dialogo, Editor-in-Chief of the Madrid dailies Pueblo and Informaciones de Madrid, and Director of news services at Television Española. He is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy, the Club of Rome, Chevalier des Arts and des lettres of France and has authored various books.

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Ray Chambers
Board of Directors

Ray Chambers is a philanthropist and humanitarian who has directed most of his efforts towards at-risk youth. He is the founding Chairman of the Points of Light Foundation and co-founder, with Colin Powell, of America’s Promise -- The Alliance for Youth.  He also co-founded the National Mentoring Partnership and served as Chairman of The Millennium Promise Alliance. Chambers has been instrumental in the revitalization of the City of Newark, New Jersey, and was the founding Chairman of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. 

Geoffrey Cowan
Mohamed A. El-Erian
Nathan Gardels
Amy Gutmann
Reid Hoffman
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Geoffrey Cowan
Board of Directors, L.A. Committee
An award-winning writer, television producer and teacher, Geoffrey Cowan is the former dean of the USC Annenberg School (1996-2007). He now holds the Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership and the title of University Professor. During the administration of President Bill Clinton, Cowan headed the Voice of America. Then, from 2010 to 2016, Cowan served as the President of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, where he hosted three presidential summits, including the historic meeting in 2013 between President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping of China. Cowan is the author of several popular books, including "Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary", "Top “See No Evil: The Backstage Battle Over Sex and Violence on Television” and the best-selling “The People v. Clarence Darrow: The Bribery Trial of America's Greatest Lawyer", and an award-winning play, "Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers".
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Mohamed A. El-Erian
21st Century Council, Council for the Future of Europe, Board of Directors

Mohamed El-Erian is the former CEO of PIMCO and now serves as the Chief Economic Adviser of Allianz. He has been widely published on international economics, including a monthly column in Foreign Policy and as contributing editor to the Financial Times. He was ranked among Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” from 2009-2012. Before joining PIMCO, El-Erian spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund and served as Managing Director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup and President and CEO of Harvard Management Company. He is a board member of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the National Bureau for Economic Research, chairs the Microsoft Investment Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Dr. El-Erian received a B.A. and an M.A. from Cambridge University, and an M.Phil and Ph.D. from Oxford University.

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Nathan Gardels
Senior Advisor, Board of Directors, BPCC Advisory Board

Nathan Gardels is the editor-in-chief of The WorldPost and a senior adviser to the Berggruen Institute. He has been editor of New Perspectives Quarterly since it began publishing in 1985. He has served as editor of Global Viewpoint and Nobel Laureates Plus (services of Los Angeles Times (Syndicate/Tribune Media) since 1989. These services have a worldwide readership of 35 million in 15 languages.

Gardels has written widely for The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Harper's, U.S. News & World Report and the New York Review of Books. He has also written for foreign publications, including Corriere della Sera, El Pais, Le Figaro, the Straits Times (Singapore), Yomiuri Shimbun, O'Estado de Sao Paulo, The Guardian, Die Welt and many others. His books include,"At Century's End: Great Minds Reflect on Our Times" and "The Changing Global Order”. He is coauthor with Hollywood producer Mike Medvoy of "American Idol After Iraq: Competing for Hearts and Minds in the Global Media Age."

Since 1986, Gardels has been a Media Fellow of the World Economic Forum (Davos). He has lectured at the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in Rabat, Morocco and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, China. Gardels was a founding member at the New Delhi meeting of Intellectuels du Monde and a visiting researcher at the USA-Canada Institute in Moscow before the end of the Cold War. He has been a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, as well as the Pacific Council, for many years.

From 1983 to 1985, Gardels was executive director of the Institute for National Strategy where he conducted policy research at the USA-Canada Institute in Moscow, the People's Institute of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, the Swedish Institute in Stockholm and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Bonn. Prior to this, he spent four years as key adviser to the Governor of California on economic affairs with an emphasis on public investment, trade issues, the Pacific Basin and Mexico.

Gardels is co-author with Nicolas Berggruen of Intelligent Governance for the 21st Centurya Financial Times Book of the Year.

Gardels holds degrees in Theory and Comparative Politics and in Architecture and Urban Planning from UCLA. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Lilly, and two sons, Carlos and Alexander.

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Amy Gutmann
Board of Directors, BPCC Advisory Board
Since becoming president of the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, Amy Gutmann has been widely recognized for her transformative leadership, including increasing Penn's diversity, interdisciplinary excellence, innovation ecosystem, and civic engagement both locally and globally.  

The first in her family to graduate college, Dr. Gutmann has made Penn the nation's largest university offering all-grant financial aid that meets the full need of undergraduate students, three quarters of whom graduate debt-free. Under her leadership, Penn also has more than doubled the number of students from low-income, middle-income, and first-generation college families.

Penn is Philadelphia's largest private employer and preeminent healthcare provider, with an economic impact of $14 billion annually in Pennsylvania. In 2016, the University opened Pennovation Works on 23 acres of abandoned industrial land, creating an innovation ecosystem that partners with industry and entrepreneurs to rapidly move research discoveries from Penn's 12 schools into the marketplace.

The 2018 opening of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, led by Vice President Joseph Biden, along with the 2016 opening of the Perry World House on campus and the 2015 opening of the Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing, mark major new university-wide initiatives that promote global solutions and bring the world to Penn and Penn to the world.

Dr. Gutmann has continued her pathbreaking scholarship on democracy, education, and practical ethics as Penn's president, publishing her sixteenth book, The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It (with Dennis Thompson). From 2009 to 2017, Dr. Gutmann chaired President Barack Obama’s Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

Dr. Gutmann graduated from Radcliffe College of Harvard University. She earned her master’s degree in political science from the London School of Economics, and her doctorate from Harvard.
 
Before her appointment at Penn in 2004, Dr. Gutmann was a faculty member at Princeton University, where she was the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor and founding director of the University Center for Human Values, an eminent multidisciplinary center that supports teaching, scholarship, and public discussion of ethics and human values. She subsequently served as dean of the faculty, senior advisor to the president, and provost.
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Reid Hoffman
21st Century Council
An accomplished entrepreneur, executive, and investor, Reid Hoffman has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses. In 2003 he co-founded LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking service. In 2009 he joined Greylock Partners. He currently serves on the boards of Airbnb, Edmodo, Convoy, Blockstream and a few early stage companies still in stealth. In addition, he serves on a number of not-for-profit boards, including Kiva, Mozilla Corporation, Endeavor, and CZI Biohub. He is the host of Masters of Scale, an original podcast series and the first American media program to commit to a 50-50 gender balance for featured guests. He is the co-author of two New York Times best-selling books: The Start-Up of You and The Alliance. His next book is focused on “blitzscaling”, based on his Stanford course of the same name. He is an Aspen Institute Crown Fellow, a Marshall Scholar at Oxford, and a graduate of Stanford University.
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Margaret Levi
Dawn Nakagawa
Eric E. Schmidt
Ernesto Zedillo
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Arianna Huffington
21st Century Council, Board of Directors

Arianna Huffington is a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books. She is a frequent guest on television shows such as Charlie Rose, Real Time with Bill Maher, Larry King Live, Countdown with Keith Olbermann and The Rachel Maddow Show. The Huffington Post has quickly become one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. Huffington was listed among Time Magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people in 2011, and to the Financial Times’ list of 50 people who shaped the decade.

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Margaret Levi
Board of Directors, BPCC Advisory Board

Margaret Levi is the Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University, and Jere L. Bacharach Professor Emerita of International Studies, University of Washington. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the National Academy of Sciences. She served as president of the American Political Science Association, 2004-2005. In 2014 she received the William H. Riker Prize in Political Science. She earned her BA from Bryn Mawr College in 1968 and her PhD from Harvard University in 1974. She was general editor of Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics and is co-general editor of the Annual Review of Political Science. Levi is the author or coauthor of numerous articles and seven books. Always interested in how to improve government and its relationship with those it serves, she explores how organizations provoke member willingness to act beyond material interest and the conditions under which people come to believe their governments are legitimate and the consequences of those beliefs for compliance, consent, and the rule of law.

Levi and her husband, Robert Kaplan, are avid collectors of Australian Aboriginal art. Ancestral Modern, published by Yale University Press and the Seattle Art Museum, catalogues some of their collection.

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Dawn Nakagawa
Executive Vice President
Dawn is the Executive Vice President of the Berggruen Institute which was launched in 2010 with Dawn as its first employee. In this position, she develops strategy, develops and launches projects, oversees management of finances and operations and builds the team. The mission of the organization is to deepen our understanding of the great transformations of our time and develop social and political institutions adapted to them.  The key projects of the institute include the Future of the Democracy, Transformations of the Human, Globalization and the New Multilateralism, and Economic Transformations. Special initiatives include, the Berggruen Prize and The WorldPost.  

Dawn is co-director of the Future of Democracy program area and oversees special projects such as the Renovating Democracy for the Digital Society project, which she launched in 2016 with Matt Browne, the founder of Global Progress. The project works with policy makers and academics to understand the impact of changes in communications technology on democratic institutions and how to adapt.  

Prior to joining the Berggruen Institute, Dawn was the Executive Vice President of the Pacific Council on International Policy, a global affairs organization based in Los Angeles. In her position, she oversaw all aspects of the organization and drove several special initiatives including the Energy and Security Committee and the Equitable Globalization Committee. She also co-directed the California Adaptation Advisory Council to the State of California under Governor Schwarzenegger. 

Prior to joining the Pacific Council, Dawn worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company where she developed growth strategy for Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, focusing on the high tech and biotech industries. She holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the McGill University in Canada. Dawn sits on the Advisory board of Blueprints and the Values Schools charter organization, Think Long Committee, Inc. Dawn is a founding member of the LA chapter of Awesome Foundation. She lives in Hermosa Beach California with her husband Gene and two children, Ty and Jada. 
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Eric E. Schmidt
21st Century Council, Think Long Committee for California

Eric E. Schmidt serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Google Inc. since July 2001. Dr. Schmidt has a 20-year record of achievement as an Internet strategist, entrepreneur, and developer of great technologies. From April 1997 to July 2001, Dr. Schmidt served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at Novell Inc. Mr. Schmidt also worked at Novell Cambridge Technology Partners. From 1983 to March 1997, he held various positions at Sun Microsystems Inc., including ... Chief Technology Officer from February 1994 to March 1997; a Corporate Executive Officer; the President of Sun Technology Enterprises from February 1991 to February 1994; a Vice President of General Systems Group; and a Vice President and General Manager of Software Products Division. At Sun, Dr. Schmidt led the development of Java and defined Sun's Internet software strategy. Prior to joining Sun Microsystems Inc. in 1983, he was a member of the research staff at the Computer Science Lab at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Dr. Schmidt also held positions at Bell Laboratories and Zilog, Inc. He has been a Director at Siebel Systems Inc. since May 1996. Dr. Schmidt serves as a Director at Google Inc. and has been the Chairman of the Executive Committee since April 2004. He serves as a Member of Executive Council and Executive Committee at TechNet. He is a Member of Advisory Board of GTI Group LLC. Dr. Schmidt served as the Chairman of Board at Google Inc. from March 2001 until April 2004. He served as a Member Executive of Advisory Board at InSight Venture Partners. Dr. Schmidt also serves as a Trustee of Menlo School. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Princeton University.

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Ernesto Zedillo
21st Century Council, Board of Directors

Since leaving office, Ernesto Zedillo has been a leading voice on globalization and a strong advocate of multilateralism. He is Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and Professor of International Economics and Politics. He was with the Central Bank of Mexico for a decade, then served in a number of distinguished roles with the Government of Mexico. He was Chairman of the Global Development Network, the Oversight Board of the Natural Resource Charter, and the High Level Commission on Modernization of World Bank Group Governance, and remains a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy.