The Berggruen Institute has announced the first winner of the annual Berggruen Prize : Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor. This prize is awarded to people who contribute to the advancement of humanity and further develop human self-understanding through their work and reflexions in a rapidly changing and challenging world.

At a time of rising superficial populism promising easy solutions to complicated issues I welcome the creation of an award rewarding creative and profound reflexion.

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