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Traduttore Traditore? Recognizing and Promoting the Critical Role of Translation in a Global Culture

21 Feb - 26 Feb, 2009 (Session 461)
Literary translation is a key to cross-cultural communication: it enables literature to cross linguistic borders and facilitates inter-cultural exchange and understanding. How else would we be able to enjoy and learn from literature written in languages other than our own? How else would we gain insights ...
The Search for Stability: Financial Crisis, Major Currencies and a New Monetary Order
18 Apr - 22 Apr, 2009 (Session 462)
Current developments in the international monetary system have been marked by the need for central banks and finance ministries worldwide to intervene in order to prevent system collapse, with an initial US reaction followed by a different approach adopted by EU member states. This has come in the wake ...
12th Annual Freeman Foundation Symposium: Strengthening Cooperation Between the US and East Asia
06 Jun - 11 Jun, 2009
The 2009 Freeman Foundation Symposium will focus on the change of leadership in the United States and examine potential new approaches in the US-East Asian relationship during the course of the next administration. The Symposium will focus on several major areas of US-East Asian relations, starting ...
Greening the Minds: Universities, Climate Leadership, and Sustainable Futures
11 Jul - 16 Jul, 2009 (Session 463)
Over the course of the past decade, the tripartite threats of environmental degradation, natural resource depletion, and climate change have given rise to a newly motivated sustainability movement - a movement that has both emerged from and firmly taken root in institutions of higher education. But, ...
Confronting Protectionism: How Business and Governments Can Build Support for Open Markets
29 Sep - 04 Oct, 2009 (Session 464)
With rising inequalities within and between countries in income and wealth, unfolding financial crisis, surging fuel and food prices and widespread fears of global recession, citizens of both developed and developing economies grow more skeptical about the benefits of free trade and globalization. After ...
Smart Change: Investing in Women and Girls- Leveraging Philanthropy for Global Impact
18 Oct - 23 Oct, 2009 (Session 465)
Thirty years ago there were few philanthropists investing in women and women-led solutions. As more women's funds, foundations and donors focus on strategies in this arena, there is now consensus that investing in women and girls is the "smart thing to do." Increasingly, savvy social investors seek ...
Connecting to the World's Collections: Making the Case for the Conservation and Preservation of our Cultural Heritage
28 Oct - 01 Nov, 2009 (Session 466)
Museums and libraries - large and small - around the world house our artistic and cultural heritage. As guardians of unique and irreplaceable treasures, including art works, documents, artifacts, and digital materials, museums and libraries bear the tremendous responsibility of preserving our cultural ...
Asia's Emerging Powers: Rivalry and Global Responsibility
08 Dec - 13 Dec, 2009 (Session 467)
A resurgent Asia is increasingly seen as one of the most important pillars of the global economy and world stability. Yet to many in the region, the UN and other existing global institutions seem increasingly inadequate to meet the challenges of global governance in the twenty-first century, while regional ...

Special Sessions / Programs

The First Annual Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture on the Rule of Law: Richard J. Goldstone - The Rule of Law - Indispensable Pre-Requisite for Democracy

09 Nov - 09 Nov, 2009

Global Citizenship Program

Mellon Fellow Community Initiative - Colleges and Universities as Sites of Global Citizenship

14 Dec - 21 Dec, 2009
As part of its International Study Program on Global Citizenship and with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Salzburg Global Seminar will conduct the second meeting of the second cohort of institutions participating in The Mellon Fellow Community Initiative (MFCI) from December ...

Salzburg Festivals & Explorations

The Next 200 Years of Darwin: Exploring the Evolving Legacy

21 Aug - 27 Aug, 2009
In 1859, at the age of 50, Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species. An explanation of the complex process of adaptation and the "principle by which each slight variation [of a trait], if useful, is preserved," Darwin's insights are now considered among the handful of most important scientific ...
2009 Winter Festival: A New Year's Celebration
27 Dec - 03 Jan, 2010
The 2009 Winter Festival will ring in the year 2010 in style! The program gives Salzburg Global Fellows and friends of the Seminar a wonderful winter holiday while also providing intellectual stimulus for those who want it - in the tradition of the Salzburg Global Seminar. So, if you're interested in ...

Fellow Events

Democracy and Sustainability in Emerging Economies: India as a Case Study

02 Feb - 04 Feb, 2009
India has been leading the world in the rapidity and extent of development in a democratic polity. What are the essential conditions which need to be in place to ensure that such development is sustainable, from the level of local communities through to the international community, and how can those ...
Tokyo Lecture and Reception
08 May - 08 May, 2009
The Salzburg Global Seminar, in collaboration with Ambassador Dr. Jutta Stefan-Bastl and the Austrian Ministry of European and International Affairs and Japanese Alumni Association, will hold a reception for our Fellows on May 8, 2009 at the residence of the Austrian Ambassador in Tokyo. The evening's ...
Beijing Lecture and Reception
25 May - 25 May, 2009
The Salzburg Global Seminar, in collaboration with Austrian Ambassador Martin Sajdik, will hold a reception for our Fellows on May 25, 2009 at the residence of the Austrian Ambassador in Beijing. The evening's presentation will address contemporary issues in EU-China relations. The Seminar's Vice President ...
Preventing Genocide and Mass Violence: What can be learned from history?
12 Jun - 14 Jun, 2009
Once Raphael Lemkin had coined the term 'genocide' in 1944 the paradigmatic case rapidly became the Holocaust, and it remains the first point of reference, with, if anything, growing academic and public interest around it in recent decades. How far does, or should, this paradigm influence the way policy-makers ...
Salzburg Global Fellowship Advisory Meeting
21 Aug - 22 Aug, 2009
In preparation for the 2010 year of Fellowship programming, the Salzburg Global Seminar would like to consult you our Fellows, our key stakeholders, to explore how you would like to see the Fellowship develop its activities in terms of the themes we focus on; different approaches to what we do in seminars, ...
American Studies Symposium-Globalization and American Popular Culture
25 Sep - 28 Sep, 2009 (SSASAA 06)
The globalization of American popular culture has been the subject of much critical attention in recent years - particularly in debates questioning whether American culture bears primary responsibility for increasing global cultural homogenization or whether, on the contrary, it has facilitated the ...
Stress-testing the European Union: The EU and the Global Financial Crisis
27 Sep - 28 Sep, 2009
The EU has been transformed in the last decade by an enlargement beyond anyone's wildest dreams as of 25 years ago, and by the emergence of the Euro which has gathered strength as a prospective rival to the dollar. However, it is facing one of its greatest tests to date as it grapples with the most ...
20 Years After: What next for Europe 'whole and free'?
13 Oct - 13 Oct, 2009
The changes that occurred following the end of the Cold War - beginning with the cutting of the fence on the Austria-Hungary boarder in June 1989, followed shortly thereafter by the fall of the Berlin Wall - ushered in a new era in relations among the nations of Europe and between those nations and ...


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