This Saturday, May 11th at 2:00pm at the Commonwealth Club, see Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels of the Berggruen Institute in conversation with Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn.

Berggruen and Gardels, authors of Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism, challenge us to conceive an alternative framework for governance that empowers participation without populism by integrating social networks and direct democracy into the system. They outline steps for harnessing globalization through positive nationalism at home while advocating for global cooperation—specifically with a Chinese partnership—to create a viable rules-based world order.

Read the introduction from Renovating Democracy. And read what others are saying about the book.

“[Berggruen and Gardels] aim to reconcile the power of direct participation with the equally necessary values of deliberation, pluralism, and compromise.”

—Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn, partner at Greylock Partners

You can buy tickets for the Commonwealth Club event here.