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GCP Teaching Faculty Profiles

Each GCP session is led by a group of teaching Faculty who delivers talks and provides academic leadership throughout the week. Each GCP session has a unique balance of teaching Faculty members with complimentary expertise and experience that includes a mix of academics, civil servants, and practitioners. The Salzburg Global Seminar is able to draw upon alumni from the many sessions that it has held since 1947. Below is a partial listing of the teaching Faculty from past GCP sessions.


Yolanda Moses

Serves as professor of anthropology, associate vice chancellor for diversity, equity and excellence, and executive director for conflict resolution at the University of California, Riverside. She previously served as chair of the Board of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, president of City University of New York/The City College, and president of the American Association for Higher Education. Dr. Moses’ research focuses on the broad question of the origins of social inequality in complex societies through the use of comparative ethnographic and survey methods. She has explored gender and class disparities in the Caribbean, East Africa and in the United States.

For the GCP, Dr. Moses has given talks entitled:

  • Creating and Sustaining Institutional Change
  • Weaving the Institutional Fabric: Long-term Viability in Times of Financial Uncertainty
  • Education for Sustainability: An Example of Global Education

Richard J. Goldstone

is an international jurist and legal scholar. He is presently the distinguished visitor from the Judiciary Georgetown University Law Center. In recent years he has been a visiting professor of laws at Harvard, Fordham, and NYU Schools of Law. From 15 August 1994 to September 1996, he served as the Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. From August 1999 until December 2001, he was the chairperson of the International Independent Inquiry on Kosovo that was established by Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson. In December 2001, he was appointed as the co-chairperson of the International Task Force on Terrorism that was established by the International Bar Association. He is the chairperson emeritus of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association. Justice Goldstone is a member of the Salzburg Global Seminar Board of Directors and has served on the Faculty of numerous Salzburg Global Seminar sessions.

Srbijanka Turajlic

UNESCO Chair in Development of Education at the Centre for Education Policy in Belgrade, Serbia and also serves on the Centre’s Advisory Council. She spent most of her career lecturing at the University of Belgrade’s School of Electrical Engineering before she refocused her attention to higher education reform due to unfortunate political circumstances. She is the former chairperson and founding member of the Alternative Academic Educational Network (AAEN) and Deputy Minister of Education in Serbia.

For the GCP, Ms. Turajlic has given talks entitled:

  • Looking Beyond in Order to Survive: Perspectives on Higher Education from Serbia and the EU

Michael Daxner

Professor of sociology and president emeritus of the University of Oldenburg, visiting professor at the Free University of Berlin, and senior research fellow at Berghof Conflict Research in Germany. From 2000 to 2002, he served as the principal international officer for the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for the Provisional Self-Government in Kosovo, and in 2002 became special counselor to the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) office in Belgrade. From 2003 to 2004, he was engaged in Afghan higher education reform on behalf of the German Foreign Office and served as an expert on Southeast European education as a counselor with the Austrian Ministry of Science and Education.

For the GCP, Dr. Daxner has given talks entitled:

  • Global Equal Opportunities: Community Colleges as the Third Academic Pillar
  • What is Global Citizenship?
  • How the World Works (Or Doesn't): Global Governance System
  • Multi-cultural Societies: The United States and Europe

Champa Patel

Head of activism for Amnesty International UK. In this role, she manages a team responsible for Amnesty UK's strategies for membership campaigning on human rights issues and the Individuals at Risk Programme (casework campaigning on behalf of particularly vulnerable individuals or human rights defenders). Prior to joining Amnesty, she was involved in the public health/sexual health sector for nearly ten years. Dr. Patel served as a health promotion specialist for the Nottingham City National Health Service where she provided strategic and operational leadership for programs focusing on young people’s sexual health. In this capacity she worked specifically with refugees and asylum seekers, children at risk of, or experiencing, sexual exploitation.

For the GCP, Dr. Patel has given talks entitled:

  • The Third Sector: Creating Inclusive Societies
  • Human Rights: Does People Power Work?

Charles Hopkins

UNESCO and United Nations University Chairs, York University, Toronto, Canada. This UNESCO Chair has developed, and continues to coordinate, an international network of forty teacher education institutions from thirty-eight countries collaboratively working upon the reorientation of teacher education to address the issues inherent in sustainable development. Professor Hopkins is also a United Nations University (UNU) Chair on Education for Sustainable Development and an advisor to both UNESCO and UNU regarding the upcoming United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

For the GCP, Professor Hopkins has given talks entitled:

  • Roles that Education Can Play in the Pursuit of a More Sustainable Future: An International Perspective.

Darci Arnold

Consultant specializing in leading firms toward 21st century competitive advantage and top-line revenue growth. Her expertise is in strategic business development and leadership, marketing and sales, organizational structure and cultural change, and in uniting diverse stakeholders through customized value propositions. Ms. Arnold is a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional focused on sustainability and multiple bottom-line strategies (financial, environmental, and social). She has an extensive professional background with over 20 years in the global high-tech storage industry, most recently as the first Vice President of Global Marketing at Seagate Technology.

For the GCP, Ms. Arnold has given talks entitled:

  • Building Sustainable Enterprises

Norman Yetman

Retired as the Chancellors Club Teaching Professor of American Studies and Sociology and Courtesy Professor of African and African-American Studies at The University of Kansas in Lawrence. A member of The University of Kansas faculty since 1966, Dr. Yetman was a senior research fellow at Johns Hopkins University, a Fulbright Professor at Odense University, the University of Copenhagen, and the University of Salzburg, and a visiting professor at Hong Kong University. Dr. Yetman’s research and teaching focus primarily on issues involving race, ethnicity, immigration, religion, and sport in American life. He has published many books and articles on these topics and is currently working on a manuscript entitled The American Mosaic: Multicultural America in an Age of Globalization.

For the GCP, Dr. Yetman has given talks entitled:

  • From Every End of This Earth: The American People in the 20th and 21st Century

Maghan Keita

Maghan Keita is professor of history, director of the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies, and chair of the unit on Critical Language and Cultural Studies at Villanova University. Dr. Keita is also the chair of the Board of Trustees of the College Board. He has spent the majority of his professional life concentrating on issues of education in various venues with a particular focus on excellence, access and equity in the educational process. This has included areas of student preparation, and professional and curriculum development. Dr. Keita’s teaching and research focuses on African, African-American, European and World histories, political economy and Development Studies. He is the author of numerous works in his area of specialty, including Race and the Writing of History: Riddling the Sphinx (Oxford University Press, 2000). As director of the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies he oversees an academic unit whose primary purpose is to provide students with a skill set that will foster critical and analytical thinking and problem solving, preparing them for responsible global citizenship. Dr. Keita holds a B.A. in Chinese language and East Asian studies from Oberlin College; an M.A. in American history from Cleveland State University; and a Ph.D. in African studies from Howard University.

For the GCP, Dr. Keita has given talks on:

  • Pathways to Global Citizenship: Engaging the ‘Global’ and the ‘Interdisciplinary.’

William Reckmeyer

Professor of Leadership and Systems at San Jose State University and is also chief systems scientist for a new System of Systems Center of Excellence, which is a US Department of Defense chartered project to develop more integrative approaches to complex issues affecting national strategy, homeland security, and international affairs. Dr. Reckmeyer is a systems scientist based in Silicon Valley, whose work as a professor and practitioner emphasizes collaborative solutions to leadership and strategic change in complex organizational, community, and societal settings.

For the GCP, Dr. Reckmeyer has given talks entitled:

  • Developing Global Citizenship: Leadership for the 21st Century

Hedwig Rose

Former faculty member of Smith College, the University of Massachusetts Hampshire College, and Wesleyan Univeristy. She has conducted research on symbols of patriotism and chauvinism, utopian education, and the civil rights and responsibilities of teachers, and has lectured on these subjects and on her personal experiences during the holocaust in many parts of the United States and Europe.

For the GCP, Ms. Rose has given talks entitled:

  • Surviving the War and Living with the Memories

Peter Rose

Senior fellow at the Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Dr. Rose is the former Sophia Smith Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Smith College. He is the chairperson of the International Board of the University College of Utrecht University, Netherlands, and a trustee of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. He is the author of a number of books on race, immigration, and diversity in America.

For the GCP, Dr. Rose has given talks entitled:

  • What is Global Citizenship?
  • Dilemmas of Diversity in the United States
  • Human Rights and Global Governance Systems

Mary Catherine Bateson

is a writer and cultural anthropologist. She divides her time between New Hampshire and Massachusetts where she recently completed three years as a visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has written and co-authored many books and articles, including Willing to Learn (2004), Full Circles, Overlapping Lives: Culture and Generation in Transition (2000), and Peripheral Visions: Learning Along the Way (1995). She is also president of the Institute for Intercultural Studies in New York City. Until recently she has been the Clarence J. Robinson Professor in Anthropology and English at George Mason University, and is now professor emerita. Dr. Bateson is currently a visiting scholar at the Center on Aging & Work/Workplace Flexibility at Boston College. Dr. Bateson attended the first Salzburg Seminar session in 1947 with her mother, Margaret Mead, who served on the Faculty.

Ann Finlayson

Director of Sustainability and Environmental Education (SEED), a registered charity that identifies, promotes, enables and supports environmental education and education for sustainable development in the United Kingdom. She was formerly the commissioner for Education and Capability Building on the UK Government’s Sustainable Development Commission, which advises, monitors and supports the UK Government's sustainable development efforts. She has worked in the environmental field for nearly thirty years, initially in forestry and micro-climate research in upland Britain. She became head of the WWF-UK Social Change Department in 2002, taking responsibility for driving forward strategy development in 'Learning for Sustainability' in the education sector, local government, community, and business sectors both in the UK and overseas.

For the GCP, Ms. Finlayson has given talks entitled:

  • Education and Sustainable Development

Alice “Tish” Emerson

is president emerita of Wheaton College. She is a career academic having taught social studies in Massachusetts at Newton High School, served as a lecturer in political science at Bryn Mawr College, and served as dean of students at the University of Pennsylvania, before serving as President of Wheaton College in Massachusetts from 1975 to 1991. She joined The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 1992, working with the liberal arts colleges program, including the Appalachian Colleges Association, retiring in 2002. Dr. Emerson has served on a number of corporate and non-profit boards and is currently active with the World Resources Institute, the Nantucket Athenaeum, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, the National Center for Adult Literacy, the Nantucket New School, and the Hunt Alternatives Fund.

Anthony Kennedy

was nominated by President Reagan as associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, and took the oath of office on February 18, 1988. Prior to his appointment to the Bench, Justice Kennedy had served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, after having been in private practice. From 1965 to 1988, he was professor of constitutional law at the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California. He has served on numerous committees and advisory panels including two committees of the Judicial Conference of the United States: the Advisory Panel on Financial Disclosure Reports and Judicial Activities, subsequently renamed the Advisory Committee on Codes of Conduct, and the Committee on Pacific Territories, and the board of the Federal Judicial Center.

Betty Overton-Adkins

Vice president for academic affairs at Spring Arbor University in Michigan, where she is responsible for all aspects of the academic program. Dr. Overton-Adkins previously served as dean of the Graduate School at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. Prior to joining Spring Arbor University, she was the program director and coordinator for higher education programming at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. Dr. Overton-Adkins is active in higher education, serving on the Commission on Higher Learning of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities (NCA), the board of the American Association of Higher Education (AAHE), and the editorial board of Liberal Education, published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

For the GCP, Dr. Overton-Adkins has given talks entitled:

  • Assessment, Markers of Success, and Recognition
  • Elements of a Successful Project: Achieving Impact and Effectiveness

Reinhold Wagnleitner

Associate professor of modern history at the University of Salzburg. Dr. Wagleitner has served as visiting professor at several colleges and universities in the United States. His research focuses on the social and cultural influences of the United States on Austria, Europe, and the rest of the world.

For the GCP, Dr. Wagnleitner has given talks entitled:

  • America and the World: Views from a Distance
  • Jazz: The Classical Music of Globalization


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