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Programs Occurring in 2011
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Sessions

New Rules for Global Finance: Which kinds of regulation are useful and which are counterproductive?

08 Mar - 10 Mar, 2011
The recent financial crisis not only exposed many deficiencies in the financial sectors around the world, but threatened the very foundations of the global economy. Authorities in the US, Europe and Asia pledged to undertake a serious overhaul of their financial regulation systems and to cooperate better ...
Instrumental Value: The Transformative Power of Music
02 Apr - 06 Apr, 2011
Music moves something deep inside of us. We have all sensed that phenomenal, almost indescribable power of music: it soothes, delights, agitates, unsettles, transforms, energizes, and inspires. Music expresses the inexpressible and connects things that cannot be connected in any other way. It transcends ...
Freeman Symposium: Strengthening Cooperation Between the US and East Asia
17 Jun - 22 Jun, 2011
The 2011 Freeman Foundation Symposium will focus on several major areas of US-East Asian relations, starting with a broad assessment of the state of the Asia-Pacific region, key political, economic and security trends in East Asia and policy implications for the US. Participants will explore region's ...
The Rule of Law in a Globalized World: Why it Matters
23 Aug - 28 Aug, 2011
The rule of law as an essential ingredient in the economic development of nations is a universally accepted principle that must guide not only developed economies but more importantly, the nascent entrepreneurial economies in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and elsewhere, which thirst for ...
Health and Healthcare Series III, Innovating for Value in Health Care Delivery: Better Cross-Border Learning, Smarter Adaptation and Adoption
25 Sep - 01 Oct, 2011
Countries around the world and across the range of wealth of nations are struggling to achieve the goal of providing their citizens with effective and efficient health care. With the intensifying challenges of the coming generation - fiscal pressures, demographic shift, the impacts of climate change ...
Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture
19 Oct - 23 Oct, 2011
As key stewards of our culture and heritage, libraries and museums have traditionally enjoyed, and to a great extent still do enjoy, a unique role and special responsibility within societies around the world. But as economic disruptions and rapid technological innovation have brought about dramatic ...
Economic Growth and Social Protection in Asia: What lessons learned can be exchanged between Asia and the rest of the world?
07 Nov - 12 Nov, 2011
Most Asian economies have managed to rebound quickly after the recent economic crisis and are expected to continue leading the global recovery. At the same time, the crisis and the social distress it created have highlighted the need to rethink previous models of economic growth and to strengthen social ...
Transforming Agricultural Development and Production in Africa: Closing Gender Gaps and Empowering Rural Women in Policy and Practice
13 Nov - 17 Nov, 2011
As private investors and the world's major donors, from multilateral institutions, national governments, and foundations, focus anew on the role of agricultural development in creating stable and sustainable food supplies and improving national economies, it is critical that the full range of human ...
Optimizing Talent: Closing Educational and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide
06 Dec - 11 Dec, 2011
While education is essential for an individual to realize his or her true potential, ideally an equitable and effective education system also facilitates social mobility and leads to the development and increased prosperity of societies as a whole. Great strides have been made in providing enhanced ...
The Challenges of Transition: Sharing Experience
16 Dec - 19 Dec, 2011
2011 has witnessed a dramatic wave of largely non-violent popular protest right across the Arab world. In January and February the Tunisian and Egyptian regimes were both swept away, and almost every other government in the region has since come under intense pressure. The main mobilizing slogans of ...

Special Sessions / Programs

The Second Annual Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture on the Rule of Law: Harold Hongju Koh - "An American International Law?"

28 Mar - 28 Mar, 2011
The Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture on the Rule of Law honors the memory of the Lloyd N. Cutler, who served the Salzburg Global Seminar for more than two decades as Board Chair, Faculty leader and mentor to countless Salzburg fellows around the world. The Cutler Lectureship is presented annually in Washington, ...
International Responses to Genocide: A comparative study of the dynamics of decision-making
12 Jun - 15 Jun, 2011
This multi-year project is being developed in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum under the direction of Michael Abramowitz, (Director, Committee on Conscience, USHMM) and seeks to improve the chances that genocide can in future be halted, deterred or otherwise prevented, based ...

Global Citizenship Program

Mellon Fellow Community Initiative Student Seminar on Global Citizenship: America and the World

03 Jan - 10 Jan, 2011
In an age of globalization which increasingly brings people in contact with other cultures as a result of changing social, political, and economic activities and technological advances, the need to understand global issues and international affairs, to recognize cultural values other than our own, and ...
Global Citizenship: At Home (and?) in the World
26 Mar - 01 Apr, 2011
In an age of globalization which increasingly brings people in contact with other cultures as a result of changing social, political, and economic activities and technological advances, the need to understand international affairs, to recognize cultural values other than our own, and to understand world ...
Global Citizenship: At Home and in the World
16 Apr - 23 Apr, 2011
In an age of globalization which increasingly brings people in contact with other cultures as a result of changing social, political, and economic activities and technological advances, the need to understand international affairs, to recognize cultural values other than our own, and to understand world ...
Global Citizenship: At Home and in the World
21 May - 28 May, 2011
In an age of globalization which increasingly brings people in contact with other cultures as a result of changing social, political, and economic activities and technological advances, the need to understand international affairs, to recognize cultural values other than our own, and to understand world ...
Global Citizenship: At Home and in the World
29 May - 05 Jun, 2011
In an age of globalization which increasingly brings people in contact with other cultures as a result of changing social, political, and economic activities and technological advances, the need to understand international affairs, to recognize cultural values other than our own, and to understand world ...
Colleges and Universities as Sites of Global Citizenship
09 Jul - 16 Jul, 2011
Austria
Colleges and universities are vital institutions for addressing political, social, and economic concerns, be they at a local, national, or global level. While embedded in their communities, they contribute substantially to a nation's competitiveness and operate within an increasingly international environment ...
Mellon Fellow Community Initiative - Colleges and Universities as Sites of Global Citizenship
30 Oct - 06 Nov, 2011

Fellow Events

New England Fellowship Gathering

30 Mar - 30 Mar, 2011
Made possible through the generous support of the Bostonian Society and the de Sola Pool Family, this evening lecture and reception will prove an opportunity to both relive the Salzburg experience and re-connect to the Seminar's network of Fellows and upcoming program. The program will begin at 6:00 ...
Global Citizenship and the International Rule of Law
09 Apr - 09 Apr, 2011
In an age of new international tensions and shifting global alliances, the need for citizens of every nation to understand international affairs, to recognize cultural values other than their own, and to view world events from a variety of perspectives, has become increasingly critical. Climate change, ...
Learning to Live Together in the 21st Century: How can schools best enhance community relations and inclusion?
03 Jun - 06 Jun, 2011
Schools try to set, or negotiate, norms of attitude and behavior which have considerable potential impact on the educational achievement of diverse ethnic, religious and cultural groups, and on the relations between those groups within a school's boundaries and beyond in larger communities. 'Inclusion' ...
Salzburger Festspiele Cooperation 2011 - Midsummer's Night's Dream
07 Aug - 14 Aug, 2011
In 2010, 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 at the turn of the nineteenth ...
Continuity and Change in US Presidential Foreign Policy: Plans, Policies and Doctrines
06 Oct - 10 Oct, 2011
This symposium will focus on comparative developments, continuity and changes in the international role and policies of the United States of post- war presidential administrations, with a special emphasis on the Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. The purpose of the symposium is to gain historical ...
Gaps in the "Common Spaces"? The Future of Russia-EU Relations
21 Oct - 22 Oct, 2011
Moscow,  Russian Federation
As recent Russia-EU summits have shown, while relations on the continent have come a long way in the past 20 years, there are still a wide range of issues on which both sides must still strain to reach a semblance of common ground. The European Union and Russia are tightly economically bound - the EU ...
Health, Healthcare, and Climate Change
17 Nov - 18 Nov, 2011
The increasing risks posed by climate change have to be considered in most areas of public policy, and a particularly significant one for human well-being is health and health care. This will in turn be likely to impact upon societies and economies across the globe, though disproportionately in the ...
Max Reinhardt Invites... A Masked Ball at Schloss Leopoldskron
30 Dec - 01 Jan, 2012
For one night only, the Salzburg Global Seminar and Max Reinhardt, the famous theater impresario of the early twentieth century, invite you to join in a spectacular Commedia dell' Arte promenade performance and masked ball at our magnificent home, Schloss Leopoldskron. This New Year, the party will ...

Salzburg Academy

The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change

24 Jul - 13 Aug, 2011
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