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The Performing Arts in Lean Times: Opportunities for Reinvention

21 Feb - 25 Feb, 2010
The current global economic downturn and the resultant tough strategic choices that arts organizations face about the scope and scale of their work both present a rare opportunity for cultural leaders. Now more than ever arts leaders will need to be able to define and articulate the value the arts provide ...
What Turkey? What Europe?
09 May - 13 May, 2010
Turkey's strategic position in Europe and the Middle East, and close ties with Russia and other former Soviet states, make it impossible to ignore. The country's negotiations for EU membership are proceeding very slowly and with no certainty of a successful outcome, while the Cyprus problem remains ...
Strengthening Cooperation Between the US and East Asia
05 Jun - 10 Jun, 2010

Optimizing Talent: Closing Educational and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide
03 Oct - 07 Oct, 2010 (Session 472)
Education provides an essential key for opening the door that permits every individual to realize his or her true potential. Ideally, an equitable and effective educational system facilitates social mobility and leads to the growth, development, and increased prosperity of societies. While great strides ...
Women and Economic Growth: Making Investments Count for the Future
17 Oct - 22 Oct, 2010 (Session 473)
"Forget China, India and the internet: economic growth is driven by women" - The Economist. In recent years there has been both scholarship and experience across the globe that the empowerment and advancement of women is critical not only to women and their families but to vibrant democracies and ...
Reforming Health Care: Maintaining Social Solidarity and Quality in the Face of Economic, Health and Social Challenges
07 Nov - 12 Nov, 2010 (Session 474)
All countries are facing an economic downturn which is acute but may have lasting effects. At the same time there are other significant challenges to healthcare arising from the increasing prevalence of chronic disease, longer life expectancy, the cost and possibilities of new technologies and changing ...
Islamic and International Law: Searching for Common Ground
14 Nov - 19 Nov, 2010 (Session 475)
Today, the majority of contemporary debates about Islamic law tend to focus on the Shari'a law tradition as a subjective doctrine rooted in strict religious code. However, the international law community, as well as the Islamic legal and scholarly community, both tend to speak in categorical terms when ...
The Future of Asian Integration and Security in the 21st Century: Sharing Experience on Multilateralism and Institution-Building from Europe
28 Nov - 03 Dec, 2010 (Session 476)
As the Asians seek to manage their rapidly developing economic integration and evolving security landscape and try to develop sustainable strategies of cooperation for the future, Europe's experience of regional integration might provide useful lessons. This session will focus on the future of Asian ...
The Greatest Untapped Resource in Healthcare? Informing and Involving Patients in Decisions about Their Medical Care
12 Dec - 17 Dec, 2010
There are two different but complementary problems facing policy makers in various countries that are calling out for change. In developed countries, there is concern that healthcare delivery systems are becoming overdeveloped and overspecialized, and that downsizing would yield more effective and ...

Special Sessions / Programs

The Global Prevention of Genocide: Learning From the Holocaust

28 Jun - 03 Jul, 2010
Today, many states have recognized the importance of teaching about the Holocaust and using it as a mechanism for preventing racism, ethnic conflict, and genocide. There are a growing number of state mandates, as well as impressive private initiatives, that seek to achieve this. Nevertheless, at the ...

Global Citizenship Program

Global Citizenship: America and the World (ISP 37)

04 Mar - 11 Mar, 2010
From March 4-11, 2010, the Salzburg Global Seminar conducted the 37th International Study Program on Global Citizenship. This particular program was held in conjunction with Miami Dade College. In an age of globalization which increasingly brings people in contact with other cultures as a result ...
International Study Program on Global Citizenship (ISP 38)
27 Mar - 03 Apr, 2010
From March 27 - April 3, 2010, the Salzburg Global Seminar conducted the 38th International Study Program on Global Citizenship. This particular program was held in conjunction with Bronx Community College, Kingsborough Community College and Queensborough Community College - all of CUNY. In an age ...
Global Citizenship: America and the World
19 May - 26 May, 2010
From May 19 - 26, 2010, the Salzburg Global Seminar conducted the 39th International Study Program on Global Citizenship. This particular program was held in conjunction with the City Colleges of Chicago, Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Seminole State College, and Tarrant County College. In ...
Global Citizenship: America and the World
28 May - 04 Jun, 2010
From May 26 - June 4, 2010, the Salzburg Global Seminar conducted the 40th International Study Program on Global Citizenship. This particular program was held in conjunction with Houston Community College, Iowa State University, San Diego City College, San Jose State University, and the University of ...
Colleges and Universities as Sites of Global Citizenship
09 Jul - 16 Jul, 2010
From July 9 - 16, 2010, the Salzburg Global Seminar conducted the 41st International Study Program on Global Citizenship. This program, for college and university faculty, administrators, and staff was held in conjunction with Bronx Community College, Houston Community College, the Louisiana Community ...
Mellon Fellow Community Initiative - Colleges and Universities as Sites of Global Citizenship
30 Oct - 06 Nov, 2010
From October 30 - November 6, 2010, the Salzburg Global Seminar conducted a meeting of the Mellon Fellow Community Initiative (MFCI) entitled, Colleges and Universities as Sites of Global Citizenship.

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this ongoing, multi-year program ...

Fellow Events

Global Labor Migration and its Impact on Asia

26 Mar - 28 Mar, 2010
According to the New York Times, some 3% of the world's population lived outside their country of birth in 2005. While this single-figure percentage may seem rather minute, that 3% represents almost 190 million ...
Mobilizing Democracy to Tackle Climate Change
19 Apr - 20 Apr, 2010
Rapid, effective and fair action on climate change calls for radical innovation in democratic decision-making and in the mobilisation of citizens and organisations to act differently. Unsustainable models of economic growth and consumption dominate political discourse yet there are few examples of ...
The Do's and Don'ts of Intervention
04 Jun - 07 Jun, 2010
The last two decades have seen the rise and fall of doctrines around liberal intervention, including suppositions about consequences for security, managing economic recovery and the building up of political institutions, and exit. Whatever the rights and wrongs of an initial intervention, once undertaken, ...
Salzburger Festspiele Cooperation 2010 - Midsummer's Night's Dream
31 Jul - 10 Aug, 2010
On each evening in the park setting, an audience of about 150 people was fortunate enough to lounge on comfortable podia distributed on the green in a true midsummer night. One could not help thinking that the visitors were staged as well, that they were a part of a picnic scene from a Jane Austen novel ...
American Studies Symposium -To Honor Emory Elliott: "American Literary History in a New Key"
24 Sep - 28 Sep, 2010
Emory Elliott's career both spanned and helped define the changes in the literary canon and in the ways we approach cultural texts that have characterized American studies during these years before and after the turn of the 21st century. When Emory went to college, a book like 12 American Authors ...
Building Cities Like Never Before: The Culture and Sustainability of Urbanization in China
10 Oct - 24 Oct, 2010
According to the McKinsey Global Institute's report, "Preparing for China's urban billion," 350 million people will have joined the ranks of China's urban population by the year 2025 and the total urban population will reach one billion by 2030. Such dramatic change portends serious consequences not ...
Memories of Salzburg: Evening Social for Salzburg Global Fellows
19 Oct - 19 Oct, 2010

This magical evening of memories and stories about the Seminar and the Schloss will offer cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as well as recollections from two men intimately involved in the Seminar's early days. Join other Fellows in the Philadelphia area and share your own stories of time spent at Schloss ...

Enforcing the Laws of War: Modern day challenges to the Geneva Conventions
16 Nov - 19 Nov, 2010
Now 60 years old, the four Geneva Conventions and their two Additional Protocols have been ratified by more countries than are members of the United Nations. But they are also being ever more severely tested. Modern warfare and efforts to combat terrorism have sparked debates on such issues as the definition ...
The Salzburg Global Fellowship: Seeking an Interdisciplinary Community for Egypt
19 Dec - 19 Dec, 2010
It is a pleasure to invite you to a meeting to renew the Salzburg Global Fellowship in Egypt. This is an organizational meeting to establish a formal structure for the Fellowship in the region. There are nearly 400 members of the Salzburg Global Fellowship currently residing in Egypt and the Planning ...
2010-2011 Winter Festival
28 Dec - 03 Jan, 2011
The 2010-2011 Winter Festival will ring in the New Year 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 ...

Salzburg Academy

The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change

25 Jul - 14 Aug, 2010
There is no global issue, no political arena, no academic discipline in which the statement of problems and the framing of possible solutions are not influenced by media coverage. The Salzburg Academy, a joint program of the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria, and the University of Maryland's ...
Sustainable Futures Academy: Executive Leadership for Sustainability
22 Oct - 29 Oct, 2010
The first pilot program to be developed will focus on Executive Leadership Development for Sustainability. There is a profound lack of targeted sustainability programs for executive leaders both in the higher education sector and for other types of large employers. There is also general consensus that ...


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