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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?
November 2012

President Kim joined the Salzburg Global Seminar live, via video conference, to deliver a presentation to the participants, and to take part in a Q&A on "The Right to Health".

SGS session participants took this unique opportunity, to present ideas for improving health and healthcare in selected regions, and Dr. Kim provided valuable insights regarding how to move forward with their initiatives.

Optimizing Talent - Closing Education and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide: Higher Education and Lifelong Learning
October 2012

The future of the project that was intended to bring European students together is coming under threat from austerity measures. FM4 journalist Chris Cummins asks Margaret Waters, from the Higher Education Unit at the European Commission, about the future of Erasmus.
On FM4 Reality Check

FM4 journalist Chris Cummins asks Margaret Waters, from the Higher Education Unit at the European Commission, about the modernization of the current higher education system.

As the tuition fees debate rages on in Austria, a Saturday Reality Check Special on making higher education more diverse and meaningful worldwide.
On FM4 Reality Check

Georg Winckler, former rector of the Vienna University, speaks with FM4 journalist Chris Cummins, about the impossibility of "a free lunch".
On FM4 Reality Check

Florian Kaiser, member of the European Students Union, speaks to FM4 journalist, Chris Cummins, about the need for State financed, free higher education in a healthy society.
On FM4 Reality Check

The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change
July 2012

Learning from the Past: Global Perspectives on Holocaust Education
June 2012

On the anniversary of the infamous November Pogrom or Kristallnacht, holocaust eduction expert, David Goldman at the Salzburg Global Seminar, looks at how this event should be commemorated.

FM4 Reality Check

Islam in the West: Alternative Visions
March 2012

The Challenges of Transition: Sharing Experience
December 2011

Laith Kubba is senior program officer for the Middle East and North Africa at the National Endowment for Democracy.

Here he touches on the role of religion in the aftermath of the revolutions, as well as lessons that can be learned from Iraq, and the power of the social media.

Yasmin Sooka, Executive Director for the Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa, elaborates on the similarities and differences between the anti-apartheid revolution in South Africa, and the 2011 Arab Spring.

Essential in the process, she says, is that there is a common vision that the revolution can strive for. Defining that common vision, will be challenging for the Arab Spring nations. She stresses that the role of dialogue, cannot be underestimated, and that organizations like the Salzburg Global Seminar are critical in providing the environment for transformative exchanges to be made in.

Saad Eddin Ibrahim is credited with playing a leading role in the revival of Egypt's contemporary research-based civil society movement. For most of his professional career he was a professor of sociology at the American University in Cairo. He is the founder of both the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies in Cairo and the Arab Organization for Human Rights.

Here he discusses the possibility of the revolution being "highjacked", the erroneous view that Islam and democracy cannot coexist, the problem of the police being so hated and targeted, and the role of social media in the Arab Spring uprisings.

Rabah Arezki is a dual citizen of Algeria and France, and is an economist at the International Monetary Fund Institute.

Here he discusses how the posession of valuable natural resources, like oil, can be a curse, for countries in terms of development, democracy and freedom.

Yasmine Ibrahim is the fellowships coordinator at the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Here she expresses her concern that the Islamists may be playing too large a role in the rebuilding of Egypt, and her hope that Egypt will eventually have a secular government, where women finally achieve equality.

Optimizing Talent: Closing Educational and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide
December 2011

Joseph Fail is associate professor of biology in the Department of Natural Sciences at Johnson C. Smith University. He is a member of the NSF Grant Proposal Scientific Panel and has taught many classes on the topics of ecology, botany, evolution, and environmental science.

Here he touches briefly on a biology curriculum, which he has created, that also explicitly includes reading, writing, and arithmetic, for young students. He also discusses the various gaps which exist as barriers for education, and the value of exchanging ideas in a global forum, such as the Salzburg Global Seminar.

Costel Bercus is a Romanian Roma, who graduated in International Relations and European Studies from the Spiru Haret University in Bucharest. He has been working as a human rights activist with Romani CRISS (Roma Center for Social Interventions and Studies) since 1997, and was appointed executive director in 2000. He serves as chair of the Roma Education Fund (REF).

Here he sheds light on the problems which Roma children are facing in Europe and throughout the world, regarding equal access and quality of education.

Thomas R. Beyer, Jr. is the C.V. Starr Professor of Russian and East European Studies at Middlebury College in Vermont, USA. He is the author of over twenty books on the study of Russian, Russian literature and translation. He has used, and spoken about the use of, instructional technology for the past twenty five years.

Here he discusses how each inovation in technology has resulted in the ever increasing democratization of education.

Young Egyptian activist, Yasmin Ibrahim, met with FM4 Austrian Radio's Chris Cummins to discuss how young people in Egypt are viewing their country's delicate transition to democracy.

FM4's Chris Cummins interviews Veronica Boix-Mansilla for a special radion program on education.

Veronica Boix Mansilla is a senior research associate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she also chairs the Future of Learning Institute. Her research examines the conditions that enable experts and young learners to produce quality interdisciplinary work addressing problems of contemporary global significance.

Transforming Agricultural Development and Production in Africa: Closing Gender Gaps and Empowering Rural Women in Policy and Practice
November 2011

Arisa Kishigami, executive of the Responsible Investment Unit at FTSE in London, was interviewed during the November, 2011 conference on Empowering Rural Women in Africa.

George Kinyanjui, general manager at the Kenya Women Finance Trust, was interviewed during the November, 2011 conference on Empowering Rural Women in Africa.

Lorraine Mukuka-Lupupa, provincial agricultural information officer for the National Agricultural Information Services in the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives in Lusaka, was interviewed during the November, 2011 conference on Empowering Rural Women in Africa.

Mame Diene, CEO and founder of Bioessence Laboratories in Senegal, was interviewed during the November, 2011 conference on Empowering Rural Women in Africa.

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, executive director of The SmallHolders Foundation in Imo State, was interviewed during the November, 2011 conference on Empowering Rural Women in Africa.

Sheila Mwanundu, senior technical advisor for environment and natural resource management in the Environment and Climate Change Division of IFAD in Rome, was interviewed during the November, 2011 conference on Empowering Rural Women in Africa.

Economic Growth and Social Protection in Asia: What lessons learned can be exchanged between Asia and the rest of the world?
November 2011

Chinese dissident Yeliang Xia may not be as high profile as Ai Weiwei or Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, but then he doesn't try to be.
Yeliang Xia was interviewed by Austrian radio station FM4.

Noriko Tsuya, professor at the Department of Economics in Keio University, Japan, discusses the current situation in her country with regard to the demographic trends in aging and fertility, and social protection.

Toby Monsod, assistant professor at the University of the Philippines' School of Economics (UPSE) and coordinator of the Philippine Human Development Network, speaks about the difficulties which occur when one considers policy reforms for an area as diverse as Asia.

Naila Kabeer, professor of development studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, talks about ways of achieving social protection without attaching the stigma of poverty, to the recipients.

Bart Èdes, director of poverty reduction at the Gender and Social Development Division at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the Philippines, Discusses his organization's mission concerningnpoverty reduction. He was interviewed as part of a Nov. 2011 Salzburg Global Seminar session, focusing on social protection in Asia.

Donovan Storey, chief of social policy and population, Social Development Division, UNESCAP, was interviewed during the Nov. 2011 Salzburg Global Seminar session focusing on social protection systems in Asia.

The Nov 2011 Salzburg Global Seminar entitled "Social Protection in Asia" was chaired by Noeleen Heyzer, executive secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Here, she elaborates on social protection issues, with emphasis on the future of women, in the Asia and Pacific region.

Daniel Klingensmith, professor of history at Maryville College in the United States, compares social protection in the developing world, with historical Europe.

Donovan Storey, chief of social policy and population, Social Development Division, at UNESCAP, presents his daily summaries, of the highlights from each day of the session.

Donovan Storey, chief of social policy and population, Social Development Division, at UNESCAP, presents his daily summaries, of the highlights from each day of the session.

Donovan Storey, chief of social policy and population, Social Development Division, at UNESCAP, presents his daily summaries, of the highlights from each day of the session.

During the Salzburg Global Seminar entitled, "Economic Growth and Social Protection in Asia" (Nov 2011), Sarah Cook, Director of the UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), spoke with Tina Micklethwait, on the issues which came up during the first days of the conference.

Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture
October 2011

Continuity and Change in US Presidential Foreign Policy: Plans, Policies and Doctrines
October 2011

During the 2011 SSASA symposium focusing on US presidential foreign policy, FM4's Joanna Bostock caught up with James D. Boys, and asked him some questions challenging whether the USA is still, indeed, a super power.

Health and Healthcare Series III, Innovating for Value in Health Care Delivery: Better Cross-Border Learning, Smarter Adaptation and Adoption
September 2011

We hear a great deal about the possible negative influences of playing computer games, but one games developer has found a way to use computer games to change attitudes in a very positive way. Mary Flanagan, Professor in Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College, USA, told Chris Cummins how these games work when they met at the Salzburg Global Seminar

Instrumental Value: The Transformative Power of Music
April 2011

Global Citizenship: At Home (and?) in the World
March 2011

During the ISP 44 session, FM4 journalist, Christian Cummins stopped by and met with a few of the Miami Dade College students. During this audio clip, the students discuss what it means to be a "global citizen" and elaborate on how the ISP study abroad program, has changed their ways of thinking about the world.

Health and Healthcare Seminar Series I. Reforming Health Care: Maintaining Social Solidarity and Quality in the Face of Economic, Health and Social Challenges
November 2010
(Session 474)

In this podcast, Naoki Ikegami, Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Keio University School of Medicine describes how Japan has historically managed to keep healthcare costs down and quality high, and outlines the new challenges the country faces as a rapidly aging population puts pressure on its social insurance system.

In this podcast Jennifer Dixon, Director of the Nuffield Trust and Chair of the session at Salzburg, talks about different ways healthcare can be incentivized. She compares and contrasts the way in which developed and developing countries tackle the situation given the differences in underlying resources and ubiquity of coverage.

Salzburg Global Seminar Annual Board of Directors' Meeting 2010
June 2010

What Turkey? What Europe?
May 2010

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The Performing Arts in Lean Times: Opportunities for Reinvention
February 2010

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Connecting to the World's Collections: Making the Case for the Conservation and Preservation of our Cultural Heritage
October 2009
(Session 466)

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The Global Energy Fulcrum: Asian Development and International Response
November 2008
(Session 459)

An interview by the BBC's Moska Najib of Brahma Chellany, professor of strategic studies at the Center for Policy research in New Delhi

The United States in the World: New Strategies of Engagement
November 2008
(Session 458)

Islamic and International Law: Searching for Common Ground
October 2008
(Session 457)

2020 Vision: Setting a Long-Term Agenda for Global Media Development
October 2008

Paul Collier on the role of honesty and effective policies in ensuring accountability in governance – both of which require an informed and organized society, and both of which depend on a free and active media.

Paul Collier on the role of the media in placing “buffers” on the range of policies that any political system can enter into and that any society considers sensible.

Paul Collier on the overreliance on elections in development aid, the public good role of an informed citizenry, and the growing recognition that elections will only work if they are complemented with an informed society. How do we ensure that? Through the independent, public good role of the media

Paul Collier on the potential role for international verification in the domain of the media, the need for clear, high profile international standards both at the level of government and individual media organizations, and of the possibility of creating an international verification process that can assesses and rate media.

Paul Collier on the case for investing public money in global media development, and the critical role of a new international architecture that can match resources with need.

The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change
July 2008

Vanessa Redgrave came to the Salzburg Academy on the morning of her last of three performances during the Salzburg Festival of Joan Didion’s play “A Year of Magical Thinking.” The powerful and acclaimed hour and a half-long play, in which Ms. Redgrave is the only actor, is staged without intermission. The Festival itself is noted for being one of the world’s most spectacular venues for opera, theater and music and Ms. Redgrave has been one of the stars of the month-long series of events.

Salzburg Global Seminar Annual Board of Directors' Meeting 2008
June 2008

Mr. Peter Sutherland, Chairman, BP plc, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, United Nations Special Representative for Migration, gives an exclusive interview to Edward Mortimer, Senior Vice President, Salzburg Global Seminar, during the 2008 Salzburg Global Seminar Board of Directors Meeting.

The Salzburg Global Seminar's Jacques Delores Lecture for 2008. His Excellency Danilo Türk, President of the Republic of Slovenia, delivers a presentation entitled "The Future of the European Union – A Global Player?"

Stephen Stedman, Director of the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies at Stanford University and author of More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility, begins the program for the June 2008 Salzburg Global Seminar board of director's meeting, speaking about American Foreign Policy and Order After George W. Bush.

Achieving the Freer Circulation of Cultural Artifacts
May 2008
(Session 453)

(09:04) Michael Conforti, President of the American Association of Museum Directors, in conversation with Kavitha Singh, Associate Professor of Art at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and Idle Farah, Director General of the National Museums of Kenya

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, in conversation with Laurent Lévi-Strauss, Chief of the Section of Museums and Cultural Objects at UNESCO

(09:49) Maxwell Anderson, Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in conversation with Norman Palmer, Professor of Law and Cultural Property at King`s College London

Towards a "Green Revolution" in Africa?
April 2008

Kofi Annan gives an exclusive interview on the topic of an "African Green Revolution", to Salzburg Global Seminar Seminar Senior Vice President, Edward Mortimer

Innovation in Knowledge-based Economies: Accelerating the Benefits
April 2008
(Session 451)

Interview with Tom Hockaday, managing director of Isis Innovation Ltd, University of Oxford

Roundtable style discussion with Edward Mortimer, Jean-Noël Durvy, John Ngahu, and Otto Lin

Discussion with Boris Saltykov, Douglas Horn, Johnson Kong, Judson King, and Otto Lin

Russia: The 2020 Perspective
April 2008
(Session 450)

We asked session co-chair Rodric Braithwaite, Former Ambassador to Russia, why russia is an important issue to be addressed at the Salzburg Global Seminar

We caught up with Andrey Kortunov, President, The New Eurasia Foundation, and asked him why he thinks Russia and its political and economic future are of great significance to the international community

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Politics and Business
November 2007
(Session 447)

Linda Tarr-Whelan, faculty member for session 447, is interviewed by session director Nancy Smith

Donna Klein, faculty member for session 447, is interviewed by session director Nancy Smith

Making Green Pay: Designing Incentives to Support Environmental Sustainability
May 2007
(Session 442)

Alexander Orlov, participant at session 442, is interviewed by session rapporteur Ben Jervey

Paul Smith, participant at session 442, is interviewed by session rapporteur Ben Jervey

Alice Ruhweza, participant at session 442, is interviewed by session rapporteur Ben Jervey

Rajendran Pillay, participant at session 442, is interviewed by session rapporteur Ben Jervey

Adeolu Odusote, participant at session 442, is interviewed by session rapporteur Ben Jervey

Tim German, faculty member of session 442, is interviewed by session rapporteur Ben Jervey

Khawla Al Muhannadi, participant at session 442, is interviewed by session rapporteur Ben Jervey

Jason Artemuik, participant at session 442, is interviewed by session rapporteur Ben Jervey

The New Information Networks: Challenges and Opportunities for Business, Governments, and Media
March 2007
(Session 439)

Jo Twist and Mike Wesch, facutly members at Session 439, pose each other one question based on the discussions taking place at the Session.


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