In 2016, the Center inaugurated a partnership with the Berggruen Institute's Philosophy and Culture Center, as a partner institution for the Berggruen Fellowship Program. The Philosophy and Culture Center supports three Berggruen Fellows each year.
The Philosophy and Culture Center is a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-ideological organization committed to explore the origins and development of thought; clarify consensus and divergence among different philosophical traditions; and stimulate new developments within and across traditions as well as develop new and original philosophical thinking.
Berggruen Fellows engage in scholarship of broad social and political importance from cross-cultural perspectives, and demonstrate a commitment to the public dissemination of their ideas. Priority for holding a Berggruen Fellowship at the Edmond J. Safra Center is given to scholars working in the thematic areas of equality and hierarchy; democracy and meritocracy; neuroscience, culture, morality; sustainable innovation; and diversity, justice, and democracy.