Salzburg Global Seminar Home Salzburg Global Seminar Mission

Session Links
Stay in Touch with Facebook! Watch our Videos! Follow us on Twitter! Join our LinkedIn Network! Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Schloss Leopoldskron
Next Generation Leadership for Egypt 
Resistance and Readiness: Immigration, Nativism and the Challenge of Ethnic and Religious Diversity in the US and Europe Today
27 Sep - 01 Oct, 2012
 Screening America: Film and Television in the 21st Century

Peter Rose (Chair) - Sophia Smith Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Anthropology and Senior Fellow of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, Smith College; former director, American Studies Diploma Program, Smith College
Farid Hafez - Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Oriental Studies, University of Vienna, and Muslim Teachers Training College, Vienna; recent research project: "The Islamic Faith Community in Austria"
Rob Kroes - Professor Emeritus and former chair, American Studies Program, University of Amsterdam; former president, European Association of American Studies
Edward Mortimer - Senior Program Advisor, Salzburg Global Seminar; Rapporteur, Council of Europe Group of Eminent Persons on Living Together: Combining Diversity and Freedom in 21st Century Europe, 2010-2011
Berndt Ostendorf - Professor Emeritus, North American Cultural History, America Institute, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
Hedwig Rose - Hedy Rose served on the faculties of Smith, UMass, Hampshire College, and Wesleyan University, where she directed the joint graduate Educational Studies and Teacher Certification programs. Her research ...
Rubén G. Rumbaut - Professor of Sociology, University of California Irvine
Reinhold Wagnleitner - Professor of Modern History, University of Salzburg (Special Guest Speaker)

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 academics and journalists from a wide variety of countries. All activities will take place at the historic Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria, and the adjacent Meierhof.

In some ways the meeting will be a ten year review of issues raised in an American Studies seminar held at Schloss Leopoldskron early in 2002. At that earlier gathering, 38 Americanists from 25 countries addressed "The Continuing Challenge of America's Ethnic Pluralism". That symposium was focused mainly on general issues of race and ethnicity, the impact of then-recent immigrants and refugees in the US, and concern about mounting xenophobia in the USA in the immediately wake of "9/11." Since then much has happened on both sides of the Atlantic in regard to issues of migration, integration, and what some have called "the limits of tolerance." The 2012 symposium will examine these matters once again, but this time from a much more comparative perspective. Distinguished specialists in the field will lead plenary sessions, panels, and discussion groups looking at such topics as grounds for migration (push and pull factors), dichotomies between "natives" and "newcomers" and their significance in the US and various parts of Europe, identities and distinctions between "they" and "we" as expressed in politics and in the art and literature of marginality, patterns of adaptation and integration -- and isolation, and the varied meanings of "tolerance."

Many of these matters were addressed in a recent Council of Europe report, "Living Together: Combining Diversity and Freedom in 21st Century Europe," drafted by the Salzburg Global Seminar's Senior Program Advisor Edward Mortimer on behalf of a Group of Eminent Persons chosen by the Council's Secretary-General. We hope to spend at least one session reviewing that report and responses to it along with comparable American documents. Its central theme will be a leitmotiv throughout all of our deliberations.

For further information about becoming a symposium participant, please contact symposium director Ms. Marty Gecek. The registration form is available here.

Please note:
Conference fees vary depending on the financial circumstances of an individual applicant.
The conference is fully residential, with board and lodging included in the fee, from dinner on the opening day until breakfast on the departure day. Travel to and from Salzburg is not included.
For a very limited number of outstanding early to mid-career applicants from developing countries, Salzburg Global Seminar and its partners cover travel as well as session fees. Our aim is to bring together a unique mix of people and strongly encourage individuals from all parts of the world to apply.
The Salzburg Global Seminar is committed to carbon reduction and a sustainable future. Please click here for further information
Session Faculty

Peter Rose
Rubén G. Rumbaut

Related SGS Programs
Sustainability and the City: America and the Urban World
26 Sep - 30 Sep, 2013
Screening America: Film and Television in the 21st Century
15 Nov - 19 Nov, 2012
Continuity and Change in US Presidential Foreign Policy: Plans, Policies and Doctrines
06 Oct - 10 Oct, 2011
American Studies Symposium -To Honor Emory Elliott: "American Literary History in a New Key"
24 Sep - 28 Sep, 2010
American Studies Symposium-Globalization and American Popular Culture
25 Sep - 28 Sep, 2009
SSASAA - Transnationalism and Immigration Shock in American Society and Literature
30 Oct - 02 Nov, 2008


Board of Directors
Staff Directory
A Brief History
Contact Information
SGS In The Community
President's Reports
Audit Reports
Careers & Internships
Commitment to Sustainablilty


Registration Information
Upcoming Programs
American Studies Programs
The Global Prevention of Genocide
Global Citizenship Program
Optimizing Institutional Philanthropy
Reform and Transformation in the
   Middle East & North Africa

Salzburg Academy on Media
   and Global Change

American Studies
Culture & The Arts
Economics & Finance
Genocide Studies & Prevention
Global Citizenship
Global Media Literacy
Health & Healthcare Innovation
Philanthropy Studies
Reform & Transformation
   in the Middle East

The Salzburg Global

Fellowship Events

In the News

Past Sessions
Past Initiatives



TEL: +43 662 839 830
FAX: +43 662 839 8309

© 2019 Salzburg Global Seminar