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Founder of @berggruenInst. Co-author of #RenovatingDemocracy (https://t.co/nXmSt2O8Ui) A believer that ideas can make a better world.

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Interesting musings on world order by Bernard-Henri Lévy. But why so much pessimism? Why not look at new possibilit… https://t.co/7OFUanVsBN
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1/27
2020
All cities have a dark life, and misleadingly so, the sunny ones, like Los Angeles. https://t.co/yv4A53CATF
1/26
2020
"The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world." - Lao Tzu Wishing health and luck to al… https://t.co/0RlOlioRhw
1/25
2020
Established at @PKU1898 in 2018, the Berggruen Research Center engages outstanding thinkers to examine, share, and… https://t.co/H7OyymXGja
Retweeted by Nicolas BerggruenEstablished at #Peking University in 2018, the Berggruen Research Center engages outstanding thinkers to examine, s… https://t.co/zCTKAyd8pN
Retweeted by Nicolas Berggruen“If the West had the morals, if we had the will, we could carve out a place in the world by 2050,” philosopher Bern… https://t.co/Qsy1YKFb2V
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1/24
2020
We need to recover that moral sense of “we” or we will lose the greatest experiment in freedom that humanity has ev… https://t.co/hYQDciTLaFWe had the great privilege of listening to @rabbisacks who addressed what he calls the “cultural climate crisis” we… https://t.co/lya5AYF8qh
1/23
2020
Philosophical alternatives views of reality: are there absolutes, unchangeable truths, or is everything just an ill… https://t.co/efRMuBv519
1/21
2020
Honoring the Legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. with Brandon Terry. #BerggruenSalon #MLK2020 https://t.co/hwOd0a2AZ2
Retweeted by Nicolas BerggruenThe advanced world is increasingly abdicating having children - are we giving up on the physical world, and will we… https://t.co/l05Ikr8KKH
1/20
2020
“If you really want to think, to seek truth, you must turn your back on preconceived ideas. For an intellectual, hi… https://t.co/Qx0BTcxurRWe are giving our energy to our digital avatars. Is this a transfer (but also an expansion) of our life force ? Two… https://t.co/zMIjbV9PJD
1/19
2020
“Hope is more the consequence of action than its cause. As the experience of the spectator favors fatalism, so the… https://t.co/6OJl6rAYlzQOTD: “One of the classic failures of philosophers is a belief that someone else will do it for you.” - Roberto Man… https://t.co/KwcgQnduPe
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1/16
2020
International institutions have been sidelined. A coalition of the willing is necessary - but who ? At a minimum th… https://t.co/ClsBZIRPeeThe US is withdrawing. Europe still doesn’t act as one. Asia continues to rise, yet none of its key countries want to nor could lead today.Berggruen Institute is proud to share the transformational work of our #BerggruenFellows. In Against Political Equa… https://t.co/papQMmMgZH
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1/13
2020
For the world to function, individuals need have two responsibilities: one to themselves, selfishly, and the other,… https://t.co/opImuRfvHy
1/10
2020
LA: Mental and physical space - open, infinite and sunny. https://t.co/Hbm7h0ouj2
1/9
2020
“The Iranian regime is deeply broken from within. Only its external relations, primarily with the U.S., have sustai… https://t.co/wS5iAJe4jO
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1/8
2020
Living in a democracy with a vibrant economy doesn’t always guarantee a good quality of life, @berggruenInst says.… https://t.co/s1NQaW5LVa
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1/7
2020
Today was my father, Heinz Berggruen’s birthday - here together in NY in front of some of his beloved paintings.… https://t.co/SJG9pvIHz2John Baldessari: 17/06/31 - 04/01/20 https://t.co/6RXrBuwr7r
1/6
2020
California, the Amazon, Australia - fires are ravaging the beauty and the lungs of the earth. https://t.co/ZxCPoNuyEz
1/4
2020
As much as one wants to be hopeful about the starting year, we must wonder if the killing of Soleimani is a deterre… https://t.co/P598n6d49H
1/3
2020
Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a year of happiness, growth and wisdom. Here are some of our favorite moments from… https://t.co/MTVhK0fhki
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1/2
2019
Look around the world since the start of the century : the human body is healthier. It is our mind that is needing… https://t.co/G1b5i7ABbLHuzzah! Our deputy editor, @nils_gilman, has been awarded a 2019 Albie by @washingtonpost for his essay in… https://t.co/NC2bommNqq
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12/31
2019
"Around the World with Nicolas Berggruen" Watch Now: https://t.co/N7Ot7eBvQx Produced by @berggruenInsthttps://t.co/olGJ8BBeZa
12/30
2019
One starts life free, then learns the world, it’s ways and one’s place in it, and then the task is to find one’s fr… https://t.co/6Kuw1zf7aV
12/29
2019
We are sponsoring up to 10 Fellows at @USCDornsife for 2020-21! Apply now to be a Berggruen Fellow and study the… https://t.co/NWX5fP76ay
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12/23
2019
“The previous two times a president has been impeached,” Nathan Gardels writes in @TheWorldPost, “America’s institu… https://t.co/TXBFNI6m61
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12/20
2019
We exist in the present - equally if the present is devoid of past and future it is without meaning, as living is m… https://t.co/SMWip680HnGood governance is the key to higher living standards, Read: Berggruen Institute's 2019 Governance Report.… https://t.co/JDQaSpNAk4
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12/19
2019
A vibrant democracy isn't enough to ensure better quality of life for citizens, Berggruen Institute 2019 Governance… https://t.co/xzquRdCcXS
Retweeted by Nicolas BerggruenRuth Bader Ginsburg puts her hope in future leaders at #BerggruenPrize gala. By @annbinlot via @VanityFairhttps://t.co/HFgZA3GB5B
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12/18
2019
Exclusive interview with Berggruen Prize Recipient Ruth Bader Ginsburg at last nights #BerggruenPrize Gala with… https://t.co/6vblEbBE0J
Retweeted by Nicolas BerggruenWhat a sincere privilege it was to get to see RBG receive the #BerggruenPrize last night. She is a true icon of our… https://t.co/lT4gODZcMv
Retweeted by Nicolas BerggruenWomen at the center. @berggruenInst #BerggruenPrize #RBG https://t.co/fS3vZJMsXyPhilosophy in action! Thank you Ruth Bader Ginsburg. https://t.co/lObYhQ8zxO
12/17
2019
Time and space define our world and limit our understanding, today. Dimensions and matrices beyond ours exist - will we access them ?Tonight!! Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be awarded the #BerggruenPrize in New York City. Follow us from 7pm EST for LIVE… https://t.co/cNrTj8guwy
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12/16
2019
Children are the only relationship that is not about me or others, but about them, who are not me, but part of me,… https://t.co/NcIx88wuu0
12/15
2019
The realm of possibilities is life’s origin, without which none would be or live, akin to the ancient Egyptians Sea of Nu.
12/14
2019
From Hong Kong to Greta Thunberg, young people not yet compromised by the inertia of a moribund system are renounci… https://t.co/v0mVlhe7uL
Retweeted by Nicolas BerggruenIs there an experiential consciousnesses which is passive, everywhere; and an active consciousness which interprets, that humans possess ?
12/13
2019
Beyond survival and assuring the continuity of the specie, what is our purpose? Do we truly have empathy, or do we… https://t.co/U2BOKWmWaf
12/12
2019
Humans thought they were the chosen ones, then believed they could solve all, and now realize there is much beyond… https://t.co/jO1iGqHT4MWhy does nature expand energy or produce in excess of needs? Why do animals & humans play? Why are we sensitive to… https://t.co/5yHYVFFmOR
12/11
2019
The future. Will humans be part of the future? Will what we think has meaning today continue to be relevant? Do our… https://t.co/HabhjSWKZ6Consciousness, as mysterious as it feels might just be an elaborate system that we haven’t been able to understand,… https://t.co/BMYC3osBDo
12/10
2019
Across cultures our lives have been shaped by a few courageous thinkers. Today, as we face unprecedented global shi… https://t.co/8E3MlhxMNe
12/9
2019
Don’t let your life escape you. Don’t escape yourself.
12/8
2019
Even if we speculate that all can be explained by science and algorithms, there may always be a space beyond, unexp… https://t.co/2sd3JyW9xXWill hyperintelligence disrupt the cycle of life and death? Humans will have access to tools addressing mistakes, d… https://t.co/0Qwu07W8k9
12/7
2019
“What fright it would’ve given [the Founding Fathers] to think that a paranoid hothead who... unreflectively fires… https://t.co/R8qeUEJ9ew
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12/6
2019
Assume life is predetermined, we live in a simulation, and therefore free will is an illusion - let’s still make th… https://t.co/JBdvbDr2ZPWith time humans are shedding their physical lives: we don’t use our bodies to survive on farms, with VR/AR we will… https://t.co/NS5i3sX9bg
12/5
2019
Have you watched "Life at the Idea Factory" starring Nicolas Berggruen yet? Don't miss this fun look into Berggrue… https://t.co/uaOwVfyzeB
Retweeted by Nicolas BerggruenFrom Heaven to Earth: ‘Cultural Idealism’ and ‘Moral Realism’ as Chinese Contributions to Global International Rela… https://t.co/VriFRl44ze
Retweeted by Nicolas BerggruenConsciousness is manifested with the ability to think beyond the current state or environment one is experiencing.
12/3
2019
Live at the Idea Factory, @berggruenInst! Watch now only on #IGTV: https://t.co/Uc7DJyyYY6 https://t.co/OxBrlgithDAs social networks have become too crowded and manipulated , you need editors you can trust to navigate them.
12/2
2019
Ideas and theories are the seeds. Some will become trees, and if strong they will grow, responding to soils, climat… https://t.co/9zx8zkwEet
12/1
2019
We all come from somewhere, and ultimately from the same place. Our life journeys are each different even though in… https://t.co/h56inyLOkC
11/30
2019
Berlin is Germany’s best card to lead it into the future. Capitalize on the country’s manufacturing and engineering… https://t.co/bBMC0tHt0n
11/29
2019
Happy Thanksgiving to all. #IAmGratefulFor... https://t.co/1CXdoFasqFYou have to allow yourself to be lost to find yourself.
11/28
2019
The strength of a country is build on a good basic education across the board for all + exceptional universities :… https://t.co/sIicO7IUOn
11/27
2019
The dysfunctional democracies of the West must "repair themselves or risk ending up on the wrong side of history.”… https://t.co/mtJ3BMvm0x
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11/26
2019
Give yourself the time and space early on to take in life’s lessons and allow change.No matter the political system and leadership, culture perseveres and determines outcomes more than any other factor.
11/25
2019
Act for love, act for those you care for, act for beauty, act for yourself. #onelove #jamaica https://t.co/1o6BMhDkGq"Justice Ginsburg has made contributions which have shaped our way of life and thinking and demonstrated to the wor… https://t.co/CK90QyYWCN
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11/24
2019
make it be + let it be
11/23
2019
“We can no longer navigate with the old understanding of what it means to be human.” @tobias_rees explains the visi… https://t.co/eItF41Tqor
Retweeted by Nicolas BerggruenWe have the reach of the networks, equally they possess us. The web is our canvas but also our master.
11/22
2019
It is because technology and networks give us more reach and power that we have a greater responsibility in their u… https://t.co/8Qjglei44K
11/21
2019
Read. Watch. Listen. Envision. Berggruen Institute's Fall 2019 Newsletter is live now. Check it out at… https://t.co/vHqhvzGYLo
Retweeted by Nicolas BerggruenTechnology gives us power, equally the power is with technology.
11/20
2019
We are sponsoring up to 10 Fellows at @USCDornsife for 2020-21! Apply now to be a Berggruen Fellow and study the… https://t.co/C42BQYWSjD
Retweeted by Nicolas BerggruenThis Is Your Brain on Architecture - @amandakhurley via @CityLab https://t.co/kaIMjOUX9kRelationships are the most precious of experiences, and being so special will inflict the most pain as even with t… https://t.co/zk0oeb6u7C
11/19
2019
“The new Cold War is less a matter of ideological competition than a struggle for economic ascendency,” writes… https://t.co/BWIRHuErtk
Retweeted by Nicolas BerggruenOwnership is the bridge from haves to haves-not. All should have a piece of the economy, through ownership of share… https://t.co/ldyxbAz6w3
11/18
2019
Humans have separated from nature and the world (god in the image of the human, science all knowing) - we must reco… https://t.co/XlM2fXMPqW
11/17
2019
LA is similar to what the world now looks like, unconnected vs traditional cities. #la #cityscape #cityview #cities https://t.co/MqYMPMlql9
11/16
2019
With the triumph of the individual have we sacrificed the collective ? How do we address issues that affect all : c… https://t.co/HJ7A4lEEN7For everyone to take back control of their data would hit at the heart of the big-tech business model, writes Natha… https://t.co/Ah0jcGjQcF
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11/15
2019
You are liberated when you realize that the way is unknown. Equally, you are at peace if you believe you know the way.A way to engage humans in climate is to make everyone an owner of the planet, each of us becoming a participant in… https://t.co/dVXq51WRqG
11/14
2019
The @berggruenInst celebrates the wisdom of #SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! She has shaped and guided human se… https://t.co/b0XMnrr4oI
Retweeted by Nicolas BerggruenConsciousness is about stories, like a running newspaper.
11/12
2019
Three out of four #BerggruenPrize winners have been women! 1 #IdeasMatter #RBG #NotoriousRBG #GenderEquality https://t.co/5ZJOdStVQZ
Retweeted by Nicolas BerggruenWe have had crises and chaos in the past, but this is the first time in human history that we may have created one… https://t.co/Mq8SBjO04C
11/11
2019
The dilemma with regards to wishes for your children: a life of happiness and health versus your vision of accompli… https://t.co/KXif7459kr
11/10
2019
The world was converging - it now has fractured - we have to find a different way to come together.
11/9
2019
Thrilled to award @hindououmar with the #Pritzker Enviornmental Genius Award for her work in advocating for greater… https://t.co/Vj2HGIkOXDFor better and worse, Hong Kong is the new Berlin, writes Nathan Gardels https://t.co/Yrz4regF3Z
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11/8
2019

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