Nils Gilman
Deputy Editor

Nils Gilman is the deputy editor of Noema Magazine. He is also the vice president of programs at the Berggruen Institute. He has previously worked as associate chancellor at the University of California, Berkeley and as research director and scenario planning consultant at the Monitor Group and Global Business Network. Gilman has won the Sidney Award (for longform journalism) from The New York Times and an Albie Award (for international politics journalism) from The Washington Post.

He is the author of “Mandarins of the Future: Modernization Theory in Cold War America” and “Deviant Globalization: Black Market Economy in the 21st Century” as well as numerous articles on intellectual history and political economy. He holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in history from U.C. Berkeley.

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