Nils Gilman is the Associate Chancelllor and Chief of Staff at UC Berkeley. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of UC Berkeley's Social Science Matrix and Director of Research for Monitor 360 , a geostrategic futures consultancy in San Francisco.
Nils holds a BA, MA and PhD in intellectual history from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Mandarins of the Future: Modernization Theory in Cold War America (2003) and Deviant Globalization (2011), an anthology that explores how globalizing black market economies pose an emerging challenge to state authority. He is the co-editor of Humanity , an international journal of human rights, humanitarianism, and development. In addition to his publications, Nils has lectured at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Columbia University, National Defense University, the European Futurists Conference and PopTech, among other venues.