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Programs Occurring in 2012
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Sessions

Unlocking the Debt Conundrum: Paths to Growth and Fiscal Sustainability Planning Workshop

08 Mar - 10 Mar, 2012
Salzburg,  Austria
The global economic and financial crisis put public finances under strain across the globe. Governments provided large-scale support to the financial sector, and, as the crisis spread to the real economy, also designed extensive fiscal stimulus packages, which together with revenue decline led to increases ...
Making Health Care Better in Low and Middle Income Economies: What are the next steps and how do we get there?
22 Apr - 27 Apr, 2012
Austria
This seminar will provide an opportunity to review progress and accomplishments in improving healthcare quality and safety in lower and middle income economies, and to synthesize lessons learned to date in order to determine what is needed to take this effort to the next level. We will convene participants ...
Public and Private Cultural Exchange-Based Diplomacy: New Models for the 21st Century
28 Apr - 02 May, 2012
Austria
At the onset of the 21st century, cultural diplomacy is encountering new challenges as policymakers, artists, and cultural leaders adapt to a rapidly changing global environment. This change is being driven by multiple factors, including the emergence of a multi-polar world, the growing influence of ...
The Future of the Multilateral Trading System and the World Trade Organization
21 May - 23 May, 2012
Austria
With the protracted negotiations on the Doha Trade Round stalled, the implications for the multilateral trading system and indeed the World Trade Organization (WTO) itself are daunting. Do the stalled talks threaten the operation of other parts of the WTO, such as dispute settlement, which operate ...
15th Annual Freeman Salzburg Symposium on Dynamic Asia: Strategies for a Common Future
14 Jun - 19 Jun, 2012
Vibrant economic growth and social development across East and Southeast Asia continues to shift the center of gravity in the world economy toward the Pacific. Asia is actively shaping its own future through increased regional trade and cooperation, and this in turn is triggering reassessment of its ...
Financial Regulation: Bridging Global Differences
16 Aug - 19 Aug, 2012
Austria
In response to the global financial crisis, regulatory authorities in the US, Europe and Asia undertook at the request of the G-20 an overhaul of their financial regulation systems with the aim of monitoring better systemic risk posed by market activities, and ensuring more effective supervision of ...
Optimizing Talent - Closing Education and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide: Higher Education and Lifelong Learning
02 Oct - 07 Oct, 2012
Salzburg,  Austria
Education provides an essential key to realizing true individual potential. Ideally, an equitable and effective educational system facilitates social mobility and leads to the development and increased prosperity of its citizens, and thus of societies as a whole. While great strides have been made in ...
Value vs. Profit: Recalculating ROI in Financial and Social Terms
13 Oct - 17 Oct, 2012
Austria
The world is in crisis and acute societal needs are continuing to grow. Traditional approaches to philanthropy, while supporting progress in many arenas, have fallen short of addressing the world's most challenging issues. The business community, in particular, has historically been an underutilized ...
Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders
27 Oct - 01 Nov, 2012
Austria
The Salzburg Global Seminar and National Arts Strategies (based in Alexandria, Virginia) will launch an annual leadership development forum for young cultural leaders from around the globe in October 2012. The Salzburg Forum will provide a unique learning opportunity for "next generation" cultural ...
Realizing the Right to Health: How can a rights-based approach best contribute to the strengthening, sustainability and equity of access to medicines and health systems?
09 Nov - 14 Nov, 2012
Austria
Health is a fundamental right recognized in numerous international instruments, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Despite significant improvements, access to health care services - and, in particular, equitable access - remains a major challenge facing developing countries: the desire ...
Cultural Dialogue in International Security
The Case of Russia and the Euro-Atlantic Community

27 Nov - 29 Nov, 2012
Austria
The two decades since the end of the Cold War have seen twists and turns in the relationship between Russia and the Euro-Atlantic Community. While at times there has been a creative focus on common interests, at other times there have been stand-offs reminiscent of the Soviet era. In 2009, noting the ...
Philanthropy in Times of Crisis and Transition: Catalyzing Forces of Change
01 Dec - 04 Dec, 2012
Austria
What are the best options and strategies for philanthropy - especially private charitable institutions - to help build and sustain open and more equitable societies, especially during and emerging from times of crisis?

Institutional philanthropy continues to grow rapidly around the globe and ...
China in the 21st Century: What Kind of World Power?
04 Dec - 09 Dec, 2012
Austria
The program of annual sessions on Asia will continue in 2012 with a session on "China in the 21st Century: What Kind of World Power?" The event-modeled partly on "The US in the World", held immediately after President Obama's election in November 2008-will closely follow the formal inauguration of the ...
Towards a Manifesto for Democracy and Sustainable Development
12 Dec - 14 Dec, 2012
Austria
Democracy and the rule of law get taken for granted in many parts of the world - even when voter turn-out dwindles and decision-making is paralyzed. Yet globalization, climate change and global economic slow-down are already highlighting the shortcomings of democracy in action. Looking forwards - especially ...

Special Sessions / Programs

Learning from the Past: Global Perspectives on Holocaust Education

27 Jun - 01 Jul, 2012
From June 27-July 1 2012, the Salzburg Global Seminar hosted an intensive, in-depth, international symposium examined the role of the Holocaust as a reference point for educators around the world who teach about human rights and other genocides. In particular, this symposium focused on the work that ...
USHMM Genocide Prevention Expert Planning Meeting
09 Sep - 11 Sep, 2012
Washington, DC,  USA
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 ...
The Third Annual Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture on the Rule of Law: "Conversation at the Court"
12 Nov - 12 Nov, 2012
USA
The Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture on the Rule of Law honors the memory of 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, ...
Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program
16 Nov - 16 Nov, 2012
Washington, DC,  USA
The Salzburg Global Seminar, in partnership with nine of the top U.S. law schools, is launching a one-of-a-kind program for second-year students interested in international law and legal practice in the fall of 2012. Named for Lloyd N. Cutler, the Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program will convene 45 students ...

Global Citizenship Program

Global Citizenship: At Home and in the World

01 Mar - 08 Mar, 2012
Austria
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
07 Apr - 14 Apr, 2012
Austria
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
12 May - 19 May, 2012
Austria
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
30 May - 06 Jun, 2012
Austria
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
08 Jul - 15 Jul, 2012
Austria
The Salzburg Global Seminar's 54th International Study Program on Global Citizenship (ISP) entitled Colleges and Universities as Sites of Global Citizenship session was held at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria from July 8-15, 2012. Forty-five participants from colleges and universities ...

Fellow Events

Islam in the West: Alternative Visions

22 Mar - 22 Mar, 2012
United Kingdom

Islam is more often stereotyped than understood in much of the media. What impact can cultural initiatives make to counteract easy caricatures? Can such well-intentioned initiatives avoid simplistic or homogenized views of the highly diverse Islamic tradition in which religious divisions can also ...

Transcending Borders: The Intersections of Art, Science, Technology, and Society on a Global Stage
04 Jun - 04 Jun, 2012
USA
Save the date and join the international dialogue around the nexus of art, science, technology, and society in the 21st century on Monday, June 4th, convened by the Salzburg Global Seminar, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Embassy of Austria in Washington, DC.

Today's artists and ...

Good Behaviors: The Crucial Connection between Health and Education
08 Jun - 11 Jun, 2012
France
Throughout the world the burden of chronic disease has been growing, and much of this relates to lifestyle choices. For all the successes of well-resourced and effective campaigns around key issues - such as tobacco, nutrition and exercise, drugs and alcohol, and sexually transmitted infections - the ...
Next Generation Leadership for Egypt
09 Jun - 10 Jun, 2012
Cairo,  Egypt
The mass movement which led to the overthrow of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak signaled desire of many Egyptians not only for a change of government, but also for a generational change in the country's power structures. The protestors were, to a great extent, much younger than the political ...
Resistance and Readiness: Immigration, Nativism and the Challenge of Ethnic and Religious Diversity in the US and Europe Today
27 Sep - 01 Oct, 2012
A special four day symposium organized by the Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association will be held at the Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria from September 27-October 1, 2012. The symposium is open to individuals working in the field of the topic; most participants will be university ...
Screening America: Film and Television in the 21st Century
15 Nov - 19 Nov, 2012
The Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association (SSASA) is organizing a four day symposium on American film and television, to be held at the Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria, from November 15-19, 2012. All activities will take place at the historic Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria, ...
2012-2013 Winter Festival: A New Year's Celebration
28 Dec - 03 Jan, 2013
Austria
Friday, December 28
Ornate iron gates swing open. Arrive at the beautiful Schloss Leopoldskron, your Rococo palace home for the next 6 nights! Roam the Chinese and Venetian rooms, the Chapel, and the Marble Hall. Discover the hidden staircase in the old-world library, learning about the history ...

Salzburg Academy

The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change

22 Jul - 11 Aug, 2012
Austria
The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change is a multi-dimensional initiative that provides curricular materials, training and support for journalism schools, programs and classrooms across the world. It is organized through a network of participating universities in China, East Africa, the Middle ...

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