Dawn Nakagawa is the Executive Vice President of the Berggruen Institute, which launched in 2010 with Nakagawa as its first employee. In this position, she develops strategy and oversees all of its operations. The organization’s mission is to deepen our understanding of the great transformations of our time and develop social and political institutions adapted to them.
The institute’s key projects include the Democracy for the Digital Society project, the Future of Europe, Globalization and the New Multilateralism, the Berggruen Prize, The WorldPost and Berggruen Insights. She is also the President of Think Long Committee, Inc.
Prior to joining the Berggruen Institute, Nakagawa was the Executive Vice President of the Pacific Council on International Policy. She oversaw all aspects of the organization and drove several special initiatives including the Energy and Security Committee and the Equitable Globalization Committee.
She also co-directed the California Adaptation Advisory Council to the State of California under Governor Schwarzenegger.
Nakagawa holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the McGill University in Canada.
She sits on the Advisory Board of Blueprints and the Values Schools charter organization, Think Long Committee, Inc.