In this informal, off-the-record session, Nicolas Berggruen will discuss his new book entitled "Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century: A Middle Way Between East & West," which examines the strengths and weaknesses of liberal democracies in the West and command government in China. Through this book—as well as through the Nicolas Berggruen Institute, an independent, nonpartisan think tank—he encourages the study and design of systems of good governance suited for the 21st century.
Nicolas Berggruen is also the Chairman of Berggruen Holdings, a private company, which is the direct investment vehicle of the Nicolas Berggruen Charitable Trust. Berggruen Holdings has operations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, as well as real estate and financial investments globally. The firm and related entities have made well over 100 direct investments during the last 20 years by committing entirely its own capital across diverse industries, both public and private and focusing on building long-term value. Investments are often socially and culturally driven.
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