21st Century Council

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HeadquartersNew York
Typethink tank
Membership• Shaukat Aziz
• Nicolas Berggruen
• Gordon Brown
• James Cameron
• Fernando Henrique Cardoso
• Juan Luis Cebrián
• Jared Cohen
• Jack Dorsey
• Mohamed A. El-Erian
• John Elkann
• Christiana Figueres
• Francis Fukuyama
• Nathan Gardels
• John Gray
• Reid Hoffman
• Fred Hu
• Arianna Huffington
• Chad Hurley
• Mohamed Ibrahim
• Walter Isaacson
• Alexei Kudrin
• Ricardo Lagos
• Pascal Lamy
• Eric X. Li
• Kishore Mahbubani
• Paul Martin
• Alain Minc
• Festus Mogae
• Dambisa Moyo
• Elon Musk
• Xavier Niel
• Nandan M. Nilekani
• Pierre Omidyar
• Won-Soon Park
• Raghuram Rajan
• Nouriel Roubini
• Kevin Rudd
• Nicolas Sarkozy
• Eric E. Schmidt
• Gerhard Schröder
• Peter Schwartz
• Stephen Schwarzman
• Amartya Sen
• Jeff Skoll
• Patrick Soon-Shiong
• Michael Spence
• Evan Spiegel
• Joseph Stiglitz
• Lawrence Summers
• Helle Thorning-Schmidt
• Laura D. Tyson
• Tadashi Yanai
• Jerry Yang
• George Yeo
• Fareed Zakaria
• Ernesto Zedillo
• Lei Zhang
• Bijian Zheng
• Min Zhu
A behind-the-scenes think tank planning global governance, all financed by the billionaire Nicolas Berggruen.

The 21st Century Council is a behind-the-scenes think tank part of the Nicolas Berggruen Institute, composed of former heads of state, Nobel laureates and international business leaders[1], all financed by the billionaire Nicolas Berggruen.

Its stated goal is to follow the G-20 to recommend political, economic and financial changes, to address the problems arising from power shifts from Western-dominated globalization to a multipolar world.

Mission statement (excerpts)

The G-20 has emerged at the formal governmental level as an embryonic institution of global governance that reflects the radical shifts underway in geopolitics. At the informal level, however, no such non-state organization that reflects these new realities has yet been established that can forge a global network of personal relationships, seek to influence policy decisions and help shape public opinion through moral suasion and the voice of reason and experience.[2]

To some extent, groups like the Bilderberg Conference or the Trilateral Commission did this for an earlier era, but are now outdated.[2]

The Nicolas Berggruen Institute proposes to create such a group – The NBI 21st Century Council — as a forum for dialogue and action that recognizes the present powershift in the way it addresses key global challenges from the future of representative democracy to climate change; trade and financial imbalances to nuclear non-proliferation; disparities in income as well as access to knowledge and health care; demographic shifts and the promise and perils of new advances in digital communication as well as science from nano-technology to biomedicine.[2]

In a way, the group would function as a non-state G-20. Its members will include former statesmen and women — seasoned by many years of political experience but now beyond the constraints of politics – as well as leading thinkers of global scope from economics to genomics. The group — with members from Asia, including China, Europe, Latin America and the US — will be nonpartisan and forward looking. Not limiting its focus to the current G-20 agenda, it will focus on the long-term sustainability of an open global civilization enabled by the spread of technology, freer-trade and the reach of the media has created in recent decades. In other words, the sustainability of globalization itself.

Informal gatherings of eminent and connected individuals play an important role because formal groups –such as the G20 – are too often bound by the short-term demands of national constituencies, narrow diplomatic agendas and the optics of summitry to address issues forthrightly with a long-term, "disinterested" global perspective.[2]

What should distinguish this group from others like the InterAction Council, The Elders, the Club of Madrid or the Trilateral Commission would not only be that it seeks the participation of key Chinese figures of influence. Rather than address a host of ills as single issues, this group would address the relevant concerns in an integrative way that focuses on the structures of good governance. The group will also have an action-orientation. It will seek to accomplish what it proposes.[2]


The 21st Century Council will meet twice a year, once in New York in the fall around the time of the United Nations General Assembly and the other time in a location chosen by one if its members. To emphasize the global power shift, efforts will be made to meet in emerging country venues.[2]


Known members

29 of the 59 of the members already have pages here:

Shaukat AzizTri-national Citibank executive with "close ties" to the US deep state. Parachuted in to become Prime Minister of Pakistan. Cercle member.
Nicolas BerggruenSponsor of influential think-tanks
Gordon BrownUK deep state functionary. Prime Minister from 2007-2010. WHO ambassador for Global Health Financing from 2021
Fernando Henrique CardosoPresident of Brazil for 8 years, co-signed the Uniting Behind A People’s Vaccine Against COVID-19 declaration
Juan Luis CebriánSpanish media mogul with a heavy Bilderberg habit.
Jared CohenCEO of Jigsaw, CFR, Bilderberg, who "grew up watching [GHWB]'s example & I was honored to get to know him in his later years."
Jack DorseyThe former CEO of Twitter.
John ElkannItalian/US billionaire businessman with heavy Bilderberg habit. 21st Century Council, European Round Table of Industrialists
Francis FukuyamaUS author of The End of History
Reid HoffmanVenture capitalist, CEO of LinkedIn
Walter IsaacsonPresident and CEO of the Aspen Institute. US deep state biographer, energetic CRISPR advocate
Pascal LamyMulti-Bilderberg former Director-General of the World Trade Organization
Paul MartinSecond generation Bilderberg. Prime Minister of Canada
Dambisa MoyoGoldman Sachs, World Bank, double Bilderberger, WEF Young Global Leader, Baroness
Elon MuskUS businessman, Paypal Mafia underboss, big tech kingpin, WEF YGL billionaire
Pierre OmidyarEntrepreneur and deep state operative who is the founder and chairman of eBay, got control of the Snowden leaks by financing The Intercept
Kevin RuddHad his big break after attending first meeting of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue in 1993. Later became Prime Minister.
Nicolas SarkozyFrench deep state operative charged with "criminal association"
Eric SchmidtUS billionaire who works for Alphabet (a.k.a Google). A 1997 WEF Global Leader for Tomorrow with numerous other deep political connections.
Gerhard SchröderChancellor of Germany for 7 years
Peter SchwartzUS futurist who attended the Lock Step event
Jeff SkollEBay billionaire
Michael SpenceBilderberg economist who signed the Document:Uniting Behind A People’s Vaccine Against COVID-19
Joseph Stiglitz"The Globalizer Who Came In From the Cold"
Lawrence SummersUS Deep State actor "I've always thought that under-populated countries in Africa are vastly UNDER-polluted"
Laura D'Andrea TysonAmerican economist. She worked in the Clinton Administration.
George YeoFormer Singaporean politician and brigadier-general who sat on the World Economic Forum Board of Trustees
Fareed ZakariaNewsweek Editor, first Indian Bilderberger, WEF AGM regular, WEF YGL 2005 ...
Ernesto ZedilloPresident of Mexico 1994-2000. Since leaving office, he has been in the pay of corporations to further globalist agendas. In 2020, he joined the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR), an "independent" group examining how the WHO and countries handled the COVID-19 pandemic.
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