In 2016, the Center began a three-year partnership with the Berggruen Institute's Philosophy and Culture Center, as a partner institution for the Berggruen Fellowship Program. The Philosophy and Culture Center supported three Berggruen Fellows each year, ending with the 2018-19 academic 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 engaged in scholarship of broad social and political importance from cross-cultural perspectives, and demonstrated a commitment to the public dissemination of their ideas. Priority for holding a Berggruen Fellowship at the Edmond J. Safra Center was 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.
While our Berggruen Fellowships have ended, our gratitute towards the Berggruen Institute for supporting the important work of these 9 scholars remains.