Nils Gilman


University of San Francisco

Nils Gilman holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. 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 the forthcoming Deviant Globalization, an anthology that explores how globalized black market economies are challenging traditional state authority. He is also the co-editor of Humanity, an international journal of human rights, humanitarianism, and development, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Nils Gilman is a consultant with Monitor 360, with a focus on national economic development and security. He has led projects on topics as diverse as the security implications of climate change, the culture of hackers, and the global narcotics trade. Prior to joining Monitor in 2006, Nils spent six years leading competitive intelligence and product marketing teams at enterprise software companies such as BEA Systems and