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A Climate for Change: New Thinking on Governance for Sustainability
June 2013

Joss Tantram on Valuing Eco-Systems
Co-Founder & Partner, Terrafiniti

Kate Raworth on the "Safe and Just Space for Humanity"
Senior Visiting Researcher, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University; former Senior Researcher, Oxfam GB

Martin Lees on the Need for Urgency in Tackling Climate Change
Gorbachev High Level Task Force on Climate Change; Vice Chairman, Conference on Affordable World Security, Washington; Senior Adviser, Program on “A New Path for World Development,” Club of Rome; Adviser to the African Union on the Pan African University

"Liberal Democracy is no Panacea to Climate Change"
Chandran Nair, Founder & CEO, Global Institute for Tomorrow

Pichamon Yeophantong on the Challenge of Local Engagement for Sustainable Development
Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow


2012-2013 Winter Festival: A New Year's Celebration
December 2012

Winter Festival at the Salzburg Global Seminar
The 2012-2013 Winter Festival (December 28-January 3) will ring in the new year in style! The program gives Salzburg Global Fellows 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 in some world-class skiing and snowboarding (or relaxing in a thermal bath surrounded by an alpine panorama), cruising through snowy woods in a horse-drawn carriage, classical concerts in a variety of venues around town, late night conversations in the Bierstube or around the fire in the Great Hall, and a grand New Years Eve ball to kick off the new year in a way you'll never forget, why not come and join us? Bring your friends, family and children so that they can enjoy the wonderful spirit of Salzburg in a host of fun ways. For more info, visit www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/Festival2012


Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders
October 2012

Layli Maparyan of Georgia State University explains, "Why Salzburg?"
 


Political Reform and Social Transformation in the Middle East and North Africa: Strengthening the Core of Civil Society and Women's Leadership
September 2012

Lakhdar Brahimi former Algerian Foreign Minister explains, "Why Salzburg?"
 


Financial Regulation: Bridging Global Differences
August 2012

Paul Volcker on Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Economy
Former Federal Reserve Chairman, Paul Volcker, was interviewed by Edward Mortimer, Senior Vice President of the Salzburg Global Seminar.

Mr. Volcker chaired the 2008 Salzburg Global Seminar session entitled "Sovereign Wealth Funds: Risks and Opportunities for Global Financial Markets"

Ewald Nowotny of the Austrian National Bank explains, "Why Salzburg?"
 


The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change
July 2012

Renee Hobbs on Media Literacy.
 


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

Justice Richard Goldstone on Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention


Salzburg Global Seminar Annual Board of Directors' Meeting 2012
June 2012

The New Media: How Can it Save Lives... and How Might it Harm Them?
New media is inflitrating our lives at a rapid rate. From laptops, to smart phones, to high tech diagnostic equipment, more and more we are coming into contact with new media, on a daily basis. In the field of medicine, Dr. Lalvani argues that new media offers huge potential for improving global health, but also carries huge risks for exacerbating growing health problems in society. The key is in striking a balance, and this net balance will depend on how we deploy new media for maximum health benefit and, equally importantly, how we limit or 'regulate' its potential for harm. This presentation was delivered as part of a Salzburg Global Seminar conference entitled "Wising Up or Dumbing Down" which brought together speakers and participants from multiple disciplines to look into the impact new media is having on the world in terms of politics, communications, healthcare, activism, journalism, and several other facets of modern society. Professor Lalvani is Chair of Infectious Diseases, Co-Chairman of the Section of Respiratory Infection of the National Heart and Lung Institute and Honorary Consultant Physician at Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St Mary’s Campus. http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/people/a.lalvani/

Fighting Fake medications - mPedigree
Please note: The first 29 seconds of audio are somewhat poor quality, however afterwards, the audio quality is fine. Can the New Media be Life Life-Savers? The impact of fake medications is simple. Criminals make a profit selling products which look exactly like authentic medications, while patients are either not cured, or are harmed, by these illegitimate products. Bright Simons, Founder of mPedigree, Ghana, and Rockefeller Prize winner (2011) delivers a presentation here, at the Salzburg Global Seminar, where he explains the problem, and describes this effective system which he has devised, to help combat fake medications. The mPedigree is a simple scratch off code, on the product package, which allows a patient to immediatly verify the authenticy of a medication, by sending the code to a special access number, on their phone. Patients are informed instantly whether the product that they possess, is authentic, or fake.

Free Speech or Free For All? Google as Gatekeeper?
... As the adage goes, ‘with great power comes great responsibility’; whilst Google might have the power to publish all manner of content and link to innumerable websites, it doesn’t seek the responsibility to be the gatekeeper of this content. “We’re taking [the Russo] case to the European Court of Justice. We do believe that the offline rules for defamation should hold online, and the person who writes the material or makes the video or creates the content is responsible for it... “What we’re scared of is that we’ll be put in a position of having to decide [what the limits of free expression are]. We don’t want to. We don’t think that that’s the proper place for what we do. “We would say that we are analogous with the telephone company: we don’t decide what people can say on the lines, or the post office: we don’t decide what people can put in the letter. “That doesn’t absolve us of all responsibility – far from it – but, we do think that this is something for society to figure out, and we would like to work to make sure that limits are as minimal as possible because we prefer the maximum amount of free speech and maximising the potential of the Internet,” explains Echikson, before again adding: “But, you know, if there are laws for illegal content, we will respect them.” As insistent as he is in saying that neither Google nor national governments should decide where the limits of free speech – and there has to be limits, says Echikson – he also insists that governments must not turn to the United Nations or similar pan-national global bodies to govern the World Wide Web. “We believe that the present bottom-up, people-power, multi-stakeholder approach to governing the Internet has worked. We’re alarmed by the threat to impose a top-down, government control or United Nations control over the Internet. “And I think that that is one of the battlegrounds that we are going to see in the coming year or two years. We feel we should remain vigilant because again, what the Internet does it allows each of us to express ourselves...and I think that that’s a new power that we should unleash and cherish and limit the way we throttle it... “What we don’t want is a rush to the bottom: each of us [companies], individually trying to please governments by handing over more information or bringing down more content. That’s the danger.” Talk of battles, vigilance, throttling and danger makes Echikson sound like a complete pessimist when it comes to the future of freedom of expression on the Internet. He vigorously denies this is the case. “No, I’m optimistic,” he says with a smile. “If you look at some of the reactions now to SOPA and PIPA [see Google’s protest video here] ...or ACTA, I think people cherish their free internet. They’re willing to go out on the street and protest for their free Internet!” Such street protests seem a long way away from the tranquil surroundings of the dusty bookshelves, over-looking the calm waters of the Leopoldskroner Teich. Standing up to leave for the next session, Echikson concludes: “The main point is this: the Internet has unleashed a wave of freedom and now we’re seeing the backlash, and we should remain vigilant. As with any tool it can be manipulated and misused but the remedy or medicine to fix it should not be something that throttles and turns off this great freedom.” A great freedom, indeed. (excerpted from an article written by Louise Hallman, for the Salzburg Global Seminar. See the original article here: http://www.salzburgglobal.org/current/blog.cfm?IDMedia=67111 )

The World of Big Data - Kenneth Cukier


15th Annual Freeman Salzburg Symposium on Dynamic Asia: Strategies for a Common Future
June 2012

Bill Emmott of The Economist explains, "Why Salzburg?"
 


Making Health Care Better in Low and Middle Income Economies: What are the next steps and how do we get there?
April 2012

A Vision Worth Pursuing: Rashad Massoud
The Health and Healthcare IV session may have ended, but the journey will still continue

By: Louise Hallman

The Session ‘Health and Healthcare Series IV: Making Health Care Better in Low and Middle Income Economies: What are the next steps and how do we get there?’ came to an end in Salzburg, Austria on Friday, April 27, with a lecture from session chairman Dr. M. Rashad F. Massoud.

Dr. Massoud reiterated again that the week-long seminar had been the “beginning of a journey, not the end” and that the final day would prove the most important with the writing of the Salzburg Seminar.

Summarizing the week’s discussions, Dr. Massoud highlighted the five key challenges that had emerged – inadequate human resources, community involvement, poor planning, the difference between patients’ preferences and their needs, and the differing perceptions of quality among providers, policymakers and the public – as well as reiterating concerns about the confusion that exists and the need for a common terminology in the area of quality improvement in healthcare.

Dr. Massoud also emphasized the need for accurate and correct documentation to enable thorough knowledge and know-how sharing.

“Knowledge sharing was a major theme and this is not only about what interventions are known to work, but about the know-how on how to implement these interventions in real life; that is a whole other area of knowledge, equally important, if not even more important than the content knowledge itself,” he said.

Focussing on the latter half of the week, Dr. Massoud asserted the importance of addressing research and evaluation methods in quality improvement, stating that research is critical in supporting improvement techniques and that widely available, cost-effective, simplified data is vital for the future of quality improvement in lower and middle income countries and on a global scale.

He went on to speak about the role of quality improvement as a means for strengthening healthcare systems, as well as the need for strong, visionary leadership.

“Leadership is one of the most critical ingredients for success of this work – we know that – however leadership is very vaguely defined,” Dr Massoud explained.

“One of the things that came up here was the need to implement work at all levels of the systems, involving leaders at the different levels, be them national, regional, provincial, district levels, community levels, all of whom need to get together to be able to do this. And nurturing leadership at all of the levels is a key component.”

He particularly highlighted the need to target leaders who are tightly connected to their communities.


Unlocking the Debt Conundrum: Paths to Growth and Fiscal Sustainability Planning Workshop
March 2012

Jing Ulrich of J.P. Morgan explains, "Why Salzburg?"
 


Max Reinhardt Invites... A Masked Ball at Schloss Leopoldskron
December 2011

Max Reinhardt Invites... A Masked Ball in Schloss Leopoldskron
 
Artistic director of the evening, Tim Norton, introduces this unique opportunity


The Challenges of Transition: Sharing Experience
December 2011

Why Salzburg? Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi explains...
 


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

"Proficiency for All, Excellence for Many, & All Student Groups Represented in the Excellent"


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

Playlist of videos related to Agricultural Development and Production in Africa
A playlist of 8 videos, filmed at the Salzburg Global Seminar, including interviews with Kofi Annan, Akin Adesina, Josephine, Okot, Lindiwe Sibanda, Sheila Sisulu, Mamadou Goita, & Grace Allen Wasike.

To view these videos on YouTube, please click here

Josephine Okot: Key Roles for Enterprise and Innovative Financing in an African Green Revolution
Josephine A. Okot was interviewed at the Salzburg Global Seminar by Susanna Thorpe, of WREN Media. This interview was during a high-level conference entitled "Toward a 'Green Revolution' in Africa?". The Salzburg Global Seminar partnered with the Institute of Development Studies and the Future Agricultures Consortium, bringing together stake holders from around the globe, to work on the challenges facing Africa regarding agriculture and farming.


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

Session 483 - Day 1 - Welcome!
Day 1 of Session 483, Economic Growth and Social Protection in Asia. How will welfare systems best develop? Music credit: DeE[J]LuX - Dedicata a Te [Short Cut] (edit)

What will Japan look like in 20 years? - Noriko Tsuya
The pace of ageing in Japan is a fascinating yet daunting trend for demographers in the country. The speed in which the population is entering the elderly phase is faster than developed Western European economies. It took 61 years in Italy; 85 years in Sweden and 115 years in France for their elderly populations to double. For Japan, it only took 24 years. Keio University's Professor of Economics Noriko Tsuya told Alan Soon, a Knight Foundation fellow from Yahoo, about the implications of a rapidly ageing population on Japan.

Dr. Noeleen Heyzer speaks at the Salzburg Global Seminar, on Social Protection in Asia
Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the UN & Executive Secretary of ESCAP, chaired the November 2011 conference entitled, "Economic Growth and Social Protection in Asia". This 483rd Salzburg Global Seminar session, brought together 39 participants, representing 19 countries, to discuss and analyse the various systems of social protection, and discover ways to improve upon them. Dr. Heyzer opened the conference at the Historic Schloss Leopoldskron, in Salzburg, with this presentation, where she set the stage for the discussions, working groups, and plenaries. She urged the participants to consider how they can move from case studies, and pilot projects, to a much larger social policy agenda, that can be inclusive, sustainable, and successful. http://www.salzburgglobal.org/go/483


Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture
October 2011

How will Libraries and Museums be different in the Year 2020?
Michael Stephens attended the session entitled, "Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture" in October, 2011, at the Salzburg Global Seminar. While onsite, he disseminated the ideas and information from the conference on his blog, "Tame the Web". http://tametheweb.com/category/conferences-meetings/salzburg-institute-2011/ Here, he asks participants to give spontaneous comments related to the future of libraries and museums.


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

What Are Your Next Steps?
Reflections from participants attending a conference at the Salzburg Global Seminar, entitled, Health and Healthcare (Series III), Innovating for Value in Health Care Delivery: Better Cross-Border Learning, Smarter Adaptation and Adoption.

Video filmed, edited, and produced, by Serena Marshall
www.serenamarshall.com

What did you Learn at the Salzburg Global Seminar?
Reflections from participants attending a conference at the Salzburg Global Seminar, entitled, Health and Healthcare (Series III), Innovating for Value in Health Care Delivery: Better Cross-Border Learning, Smarter Adaptation and Adoption.

Video filmed, edited, and produced, by Serena Marshall
www.serenamarshall.com

In one word, the Salzburg Global Seminar is...
Reflections from participants attending a conference at the Salzburg Global Seminar, entitled, Health and Healthcare (Series III), Innovating for Value in Health Care Delivery: Better Cross-Border Learning, Smarter Adaptation and Adoption.

Video filmed, edited, and produced, by Serena Marshall
www.serenamarshall.com

How would you fix the U.S. health system?
Reflections from participants attending a conference at the Salzburg Global Seminar, entitled, Health and Healthcare (Series III), Innovating for Value in Health Care Delivery: Better Cross-Border Learning, Smarter Adaptation and Adoption.

Video filmed, edited, and produced, by Serena Marshall
www.serenamarshall.com

What does innovation in health care mean to you?
Reflections from participants attending a conference at the Salzburg Global Seminar, entitled, Health and Healthcare (Series III), Innovating for Value in Health Care Delivery: Better Cross-Border Learning, Smarter Adaptation and Adoption.

Video filmed, edited, and produced, by Serena Marshall
www.serenamarshall.com


Salzburg Global Seminar Annual Board of Directors' Meeting 2011
June 2011

Perspectives on the Arab Spring protests - Maja Daruwala

Perspectives on the Arab Spring protests - Dr Saad Eddin Ibrahim
How significant are the changes we are witnessing in the Middle East this year?
Do you think the fact that these things are happening in the Arab world, shows that the principals proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights really are useful, and not just something that the West is seeking to impose on the rest of the world?
How worried are you about the future in Egypt? Do you think that the revolution will lead to a stable and genuinely free society?
Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim, founder Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies; Trustee, Arab Democracy Foundation, answers these questions while attending a conference at the Salzburg Global Seminar, in June 2011.

Libya, NATO and the Arab Spring - Perspectives from Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi

Why Salzburg? Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi explains...

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu speaks on, Who are the Real Universalists?

Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi discusses, Who are the Real Universalists?

Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim speaks about Leadership and the Generational Challenge

Hakan Altinay, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, on Leadership and the Generational Challenge

Ms. Maja Daruwala on, What Can the World Learn from the 2011 Middle East Revolution

Professor Chibli Mallat, at the Salzburg Global Seminar, discusses "What Can the World Learn from the 2011 Middle East Revolution?"

Assistant Secretary, International Organization Affairs, United States Department of State, Esther Brimmer at the Salzburg Global Seminar asks: Are Universal Rights Universal?


International Responses to Genocide: A comparative study of the dynamics of decision-making
June 2011

Justice Richard Goldstone on Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention


Instrumental Value: The Transformative Power of Music
April 2011

The Transformative Power of Music: A Roundtable Discussion
Sir Nicholas Kenyon, director of the Barbican Centre in London, hosted a roundtable discussion on the power of music to transform individuals, societies, and cultures. He spoke with Ken MacLeod, who is implementing the El Sistema model in Canada, Juan Antonio Cuellar Sáenz, a composer and director of Fundacion Batuta, a music education program in Columbia which has reached more than 40,000 underprivileged young people, and Aneliya Dimitrova, a manager at Justin Time Records and administrative director of the Montreal Chamber Music Society.


New Rules for Global Finance: Which kinds of regulation are useful and which are counterproductive?
March 2011

Ewald Nowotny - The "Vienna Initiative"
Further, Governor Nowotny addressed the importance of collaboration. He spoke about the so-called "Vienna Initiative" as a positive example of international cooperation.

Ewald Nowotny - on Structrural Deficeits in Public Finances
The final part of his lecture was devoted to fiscal problems in Europe and challenges of structural reforms in the Euro area.

Ewald Nowotny - Re-assessing the crisis and its sequencing
Governor Nowotny started the lecture by looking back at the origins of the crisis and how it evolved. He spoke about a complex set of conditions, causes and trigger factors, which made the crisis possible.

Ewald Nowotny - The Euro and the European Response to the Crisis
Talking about the current situation in the Eurozone Governor Nowotny stressed that it was not a crisis of the Euro but a crisis of several member countries of the Eurozone. He pointed out that the Euro fulfilled two main functions of the currency: to serve as a means of payment and as a store of value. Over the last decade, average inflation exactly matched European Central Bank's (ECB) definition of price stability which is below but close to 2%. According to Nowotny the Euro helped to overcome the problem at the European level -- there was no exchange rate volatility, the ECB reacted swiftly and effectively in the aftermath of the crisis, and Europe on the whole proved its solidarity and ability to act by adopting recovery plans, opening a rescue umbrella and moving forward with the reform debate.


2010-2011 Winter Festival
December 2010

Scenes from the SGS Winter Fesitival
 


Health and Healthcare Seminar Series II. The Greatest Untapped Resource in Healthcare? Informing and Involving Patients in Decisions about Their Medical Care
December 2010

Why Salzburg? Michael Barry explains...
Michael Barry, President of the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, and professor of medicine at Harvard University, tells a bit about what makes the Salzburg Global Seminar so special. He attended the Salzburg Global Seminar conference entitled "The Greatest Untapped Resource in Healthcare? Informing and Involving Patients in Decisions about Their Medical Care", the second in a continuing series of conferences, devoted to many challenges and issues surrounding health and healthcare.

Why Salzburg? Richard Wexler Explains...

Why Salzburg? Susan Edgman-Levitan Explains...

Unhealthy Medical Reporting - Selling Sickness

Unhealthy Medical Reporting - What is the Problem?


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)

Healthcare Roundtable Discussion

Why Salzburg? Christina Ntulo explains...

Why Salzburg? Rashad Massoud explains...

Health care in America: "The Present System is Unsustainable"
Richard Smith, Former Editor for the British Medical Journal, attended a conference in November, 2010, at the Salzburg Global Seminar. The conference was the first in a series on Health Care, Doctor / Patient Relationships, and other Health Related topics. Here, Richard Smith points out a few reasons, why he thinks, that America is having so much trouble sorting out the current Health Care crisis.


Mellon Fellow Community Initiative - Colleges and Universities as Sites of Global Citizenship
October 2010

America and the World: Do They Hate US(A)?


Sustainable Futures Academy: Executive Leadership for Sustainability
October 2010

Skills for Effective Sustainability Leadership
The Sustainable Futures Academy is a distinctive international organization focusing on higher education and accelerating the effectiveness of higher education in addressing sustainability both within its own core business and as partners to all other sectors in society. This video shows some of our international leadership council, made up of experts in sustainability, higher education and business, discussing the skills they believe are necessary for leaders to acquire to enable them to lead their institutions towards a sustainable path so they can act as a beacons to the rest of society.

Why the Sustainable Futures Academy?
The Sustainable Futures Academy is a distinctive international organization focusing on higher education and accelerating the effectiveness of higher education in addressing sustainability both within its own core business and as partners to all other sectors in society. This video shows some of our international leadership council, made up of experts in sustainability, higher education and business, discussing why they believe the Sustainable Futures Academy is the ideal organization to provide a quality program that focuses on leadership development for sustainability within higher education.

Why the Leadership Development Program for Sustainability?
The Sustainable Futures Academy is a distinctive international organization focusing on higher education and accelerating the effectiveness of higher education in addressing sustainability both within its own core business and as partners to all other sectors in society. This video shows the Sustainable Futures Academy Chair, Leith Sharp, explaining why she believes that the Leadership Development Program for sustainability is vitally needed. Leith Sharp established the Harvard Green Campus Initiative in Cambridge, Massachusetts in March of 2000, and served as director until the end of 2008. During her time at Harvard, Ms Sharp created the largest green campus organization in the world, taking Harvard to the forefront as a global leader in campus sustainability.

What is Sustainability?
The Sustainable Futures Academy is a distinctive international organization focusing on higher education and accelerating the effectiveness of higher education in addressing sustainability both within its own core business and as partners to all other sectors in society. This video shows some of our international leadership council, made up of experts in sustainability, higher education and business, discussing what sustainability means to them.

What is the Sustainable Futures Academy?
The Sustainable Futures Academy is a distinctive international organization focusing on higher education and accelerating the effectiveness of higher education in addressing sustainability both within its own core business and as partners to all other sectors in society. This explanation of the Sustainable Futures Academy is given by the overall chair, Leith Sharp. She established the Harvard Green Campus Initiative in Cambridge, Massachusetts in March of 2000, and served as director until the end of 2008. During her time at Harvard, Ms Sharp created the largest green campus organization in the world, taking Harvard to the forefront as a global leader in campus sustainability.

Why Salzburg? Carlos Eduardo Young Explains


Strengthening Independent Media
October 2010

From Whence Killer Apps?

Is the Web as WIDE as we Imagine??
The infrastructures of globalization - in particular the internet - encourage us to imagine the world as a thoroughly connected place, where people, goods and ideas flow freely across borders. The reality is more complicated - atoms are surprisingly mobile, while the mobility of bits is constrained by people's interests. If readers are fascinated by a story - the Green Revolution in Iran - they'll seek out available information. If they're not, whatever professional or amateur reporting is produced won't reach an audience. Media development professionals need to stop assuming that global infrastructures equal global coverage or global interest - instead, we need to map what coverage is actually being produced and start mapping people's consumption of media. We can rapidly discover that old imbalances in international media coverage are sustained in a digital age and that tools like Facebook don't magically build connections across borders of language, nation and culture. If we want citizen media to help close gaps in understanding, we need to take steps to make it easier for people to discover and embrace content from other parts of the world. This involves routinizing translation, creating curation strategies that emphasize serendipity over existing search or social discovery methods, and taking advantage of bridge figures who can contextualize local stories. Our goal might be to cultivate xenophiles, who are fascinated with the diversity of the world and anxious to do the hard work to cross barriers of language and culture.


American Studies Symposium -To Honor Emory Elliott: "American Literary History in a New Key"
September 2010

American Literary History in a New Key

Who Was An American Writer?

The Erotic Life of Racism


Salzburger Festspiele Cooperation 2010 - Midsummer's Night's Dream
July 2010

Salzburger Festspiele celebrates 90th anniversary with drama performances in Schloss Leopoldskron park
Salzburger Festspiele Director of Drama, Dr. Thomas Oberender explains how and why the Salzburger Festspiele decided to stage several performances of "A Midsummer's Night's Dream" in the open-air park, at Schloss Leopoldskron.


The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change
July 2010

The Muslim Brotherhood, Moussa, and Elbaradei. Charles Sennott's Views on the Future of Egypt


The Global Prevention of Genocide: Learning From the Holocaust
June 2010

Holocaust Education and the Prevention of Genocide

Gregory Stanton on "Anti-genocidal Societies"

Gregory Stanton on War Crimes Tribunals

Gregory Stanton on the Cambodian Genocide Project

Why Salzburg? Justice Richard Goldstone explains.

Justice Richard Goldstone on Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention


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

Jihad: A Way Towards Peace
Tariq Ramadan refutes the traditional definition of the Jihad, and suggests that the Jihad actually has peace as its underlying, and driving force. Tariq Ramadan participated in a conference at the Salzburg Global Seminar in June, 2010. The topic of the conference was "One World, Diverse Faiths: How far can different religious traditions come together in support of a sustainable world, artistic creativity and the pursuit of peace?" Tariq Ramadan was interviewed here, by Salzburg Global Seminar's Senior Vice-President, Edward Mortimer.

Sin, Guilt, and Sustainability
Costa Carras speaks on the difference between sin and guilt in traditional religious contexts, and suggests that these terms have been reponsible for mostly inactivity (and guilty feelings) as the response for wrong doings. The need for individuals and corporations to admit when they have done wrong, but then take active positions towards making amends and changing those behaviors, is fundamental in order for sustainability to succeed.

Famile Fatma Arslan on "Identity"

Famile Fatma Arslan speaks about the CEDAR Network

WhySalzburg? Layli Maparyan Explains

Why Salzburg? Christopher Patten Explains

Why Salzburg? Famile Fatma Arslan Explains

Why Salzburg? Tariq Ramadan Explains

Layli Maparyan on Women, Spirituality and Religion

Christopher Patten on Religious Tolerance

Christopher Patten on Religious Pluralism

Tariq Ramadan: Can Different Faiths Work Together?
Tariq Ramadan participated in a conference at the Salzburg Global Seminar in June, 2010. The topic of the conference was "One World, Diverse Faiths: How far can different religious traditions come together in support of a sustainable world, artistic creativity and the pursuit of peace?" Tariq Ramadan was interviewed by Salzburg Global Seminar's Senior Vice-President, Edward Mortimer. Here, he discusses the importance of applied ethics in our daily lives.


The Do's and Don'ts of Intervention
June 2010

Afghanistan: Conditions on the Ground & Possibilities for Change
 
By Amb. Francesc Vendrell, Senior Consultant at the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue and former EU Special Representative to Afghanistan


What Turkey? What Europe?
May 2010

Gülseren Onanc: Female Entrepreneurship in Turkey
When you think of women in Turkey, you probably do not think of entrepreneurship. Gülseren Onanc, president and chairperson of KAGIDER, the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey, spoke at the Salzburg Global Seminar conference entitled "What Turkey? What Europe?". In her presentation, she points out that more and more women are becoming active in the workforce in Turkey, and that female entrepreneurship is on the rise. She gives a detailed report on female employment in Turkey, and compares it to the rest of the EU.

"Turkey Could be the China for Europe"
CEO of Turkish bank giant, AKBANK, Ziya Akkurt delivers a presentation on the current economic situation in Turkey, and its relationship to the other EU countries.

"Real Banking" has helped Turkish banks survive the current financial crisis
Ziya Akkurt, Chief Executive Officer of Akbank, comments on why Turkish banks, in comparison to US banks, have been much more resilient during the sub-prime banking crisis. Akkurt attended the Salzburg Global Seminar session in May, 2010, entitled, "What Turkey? What Europe?" and provided insightful information regarding the Turkish banking system and economy.

Suat Kiniklioglu, Member of Turkish Parliament, discusses EU-Turkey relations.
Suat Kiniklioglu, member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, holds the positions of AK Party Central Executive Committee member, AK Party Deputy Chairman of External Affairs, and Chairman of the Turkish-American Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group. He attended the Salzburg Global Seminar session entitled "What Turkey? What Europe?" in May 2010. He was interviewed by Clayton Swisher, from Al Jazeera English.

Why Salzburg? Michael Leigh, Director General for Enlargement at the European Commission, tells why.
Michael Leigh, Director General for Enlargement at the European Commission, attended the session entitled "What Turkey? What Europe?" in May 2010. He explains here why the Salzburg Global Seminar is such a valuable organization.


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

The Arts in Leaner Times: Is Less a Lesson?
Renowned broadcast journalist Sir John Tusa hosted a roundtable discussion on the impact that impending budget cuts and more limited financial resources will have on the performing arts sector. The roundtable was conducted at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria as part of the conference: "The Performing Arts in Lean Time: Opportunities for Reinvention."

Tusa spoke with leading arts administrators from the United States, South Africa, Lebanon, and Ireland, asking them to reflect on different arts funding models and differing contexts within which the arts exist in various parts of the world. Are there lessons to be learned from regions where the arts have always confronted "lean times?"

Discussants included Lawrence Goldman, chief executive officer of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in the United States; Delecia Forbes, director of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism of the Western Cape in Cape Town South Africa; Lyne Sneige, Regional Manager of Cultural Leadership International, British Council, Lebanon; and Willie White, Artistic Director of the Project Arts Centre in Dublin, Ireland.


Asia's Emerging Powers: Rivalry and Global Responsibility
December 2009    (Session 467)

Interview with Ambassador V.B. Soni
Ambassador V.B. Soni, former Indian diplomat, Chairman of Overseas Infrastructure Alliance and faculty of SGS session on Emerging Asian Powers: Excerpts from an interview with Grace Rauh, on-air political reporter at NY1 News and a Knight Fellow of the session.

Interview with Wu Jianmin - China - U.S. Relations
Ambassador Wu Jianmin, Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Group at the Chinese Foreign Ministry and faculty of SGS session on Emerging Asian Powers: Excerpts from an interview with Haris Aziz, senior copy editor at CNBC Pakistan and a Knight Fellow of the session.

Competitive Devaluations Are Likely in Asia

Chinese Banks Have Plenty of Room to Expand
Jing Ulrich, Managing Director and Chairman of China Equities and Commodities at JP Morgan, spoke on the Asian Economies Post-Crisis Panel at the Salzburg Global Session "Emerging Asian Powers: Rivalry and Global Responsibility." According to her, China's impressive recovery resulted from a substantial increase in government spending and a massive state-directed easing of credit, channeled through its well capitalized banking system. She argued that the banks still had plenty of unused lending capacity left to counter any risk of a future downturn. She said China's households seem to finally be beginning tp spent and invest giving a consumption-led push to the economy.

Interview with Jing Ulrich
Jing Ulrich, Managing Director and Chairman of China Equities and Commodities at JP Morgan and faculty of SGS session on Emerging Asian Powers: Excerpts from an interview with Grace Rauh, on-air political reporter at NY1 News and a Knight Fellow of the session.

Interview with Bill Emmott
Bill Emmott, former editor of the Economist and co-chair of the Salzburg Global Seminar session on Emerging Asian Powers: Excerpts from an interview with Tina Micklethwait, Director of Communications of the Salzburg Global Seminar.

Will the Global Recovery Be "LUV-Shaped?"
Bill Emmott, former editor of the Economist, spoke on the Asian Economies Post-Crisis Panel at the Salzburg Global Session "Emerging Asian Powers: Rivalry and Global Responsibility."

He introduced a concept of the "LUV-shaped" recovery: An "L-shape" in Europe and Japan; a "U-shape" in the United States; and a "V" in China and India and talked about recovery prospects in India and Japan. Price trends in emerging economies and the developed world may be headed in opposite directions -- with inflation remaining a longer-run concern in emerging economies and deflation bring the biggest threat in developed economies.

Why Salzburg? Bill Emmott explains
Bill Emmott, Journalist, Author, and Former Editor for The Economist, recently attended a session at the Salzburg Global Seminar entitled, "Asia's Emerging Powers: Rivalry and Global Responsibility". Here he speaks about why his experience at the Salzburg Global Seminar was so valuable.

Why Salzburg? Jing Ulrich Explains
Jing Ulrich, Managing Director, Chairman, China Equities & Commodities for J.P. Morgan recently attended a session at the Salzburg Global Seminar entitled, "Asia's Emerging Powers: Rivalry and Global Responsibility. Here she speaks about why her experience at the Salzburg Global Seminar was so valuable.


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

Lonnie Bunch speaks on the importance of preserving cultural heritage
Lonnie Bunch is the founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. He was the keynote speaker at a seminar on Connecting to the World's Connections: Making the Case for the Conservation and Preservation of our Cultural Heritage. The seminar, co-sponsored by the Salzburg Global Seminar and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, was held at the Leopoldskron Palace in Salzburg, Austria from 28th October to 1st November, 2009. The seminar addressed a range of concerns including advocacy and public awareness, emergency preparedness, education and training and new preservation approaches.

Anne-Imelda Radice, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Anne-Imelda Radice, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, speaks on the importance of preserving art and cultural collections.


Smart Change: Investing in Women and Girls- Leveraging Philanthropy for Global Impact
October 2009    (Session 465)

Why Salzburg?? Sandra E. Taylor explains...
Sandra E. Taylor, President and CEO of Sustainable Business International, attended session 465, entitled "Smart Change: Investing in Women and Girls: Leveraging Philanthropy for Global Impact". Here she comments on how valuable that session was to her.

Taking Investment in Women and Girls to the Next Level - Christine Grumm
Christine Grumm, President and CEO of the Women's Funding Network (WFN) delivers the opening remarks at session 465, entitled, "Smart Change: Investing in Women and Girls: Leveraging Philanthropy for Global Impact".


Strengthening Independent Media
October 2009

Strengthening Independent Media Keynote Presentation
coming soon


Confronting Protectionism: How Business and Governments Can Build Support for Open Markets
September 2009    (Session 464)

Robbin Johnson on Food Security
Coming soon

Why Salzburg? Pranjal Sharma Explains.
coming soon

Patrick Low on Protectionism

Alan Rosling on Protectionism
coming soon

David O'Sullivan on Protectionism
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Greening the Minds: Universities, Climate Leadership, and Sustainable Futures
July 2009    (Session 463)

Why Salzburg? Geoffrey Chase Explains.
Geoffery Chase, the Dean of Unergraduate Stuents at San Diego State University, tells why his visit to the Salzburg Global Seminar was so valuable.


Salzburg Global Seminar Annual Board of Directors' Meeting 2009
June 2009

Sir William Castell, Chairman of the Wellcome Trust, speaks on the concept of "One Health"
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Ismail Serageldin - One World: Is there an emerging global civilization?
 


The Search for Stability: Financial Crisis, Major Currencies and a New Monetary Order
April 2009    (Session 462)

Why Salzburg? Stuart Mackintosh explains...

Why Salzburg? Ewald Nowotny, Governor of the Austrian National Bank, explains...
While attending a conference entitled, "The Search for Stability: Financial Crisis, Major Currencies and a New Monetary Order ", at the Salzburg Global Seminar, Ewald Nowotny, Governor of the Austrian National Bank, took a few moments to reflect on the quality and uniqueness of the Salzburg Global Seminar experience. Nowotny first attended the Salzburg Seminar, back in the summer of 1965, and has returned to many participate in several conferences, on a regular basis.

ECB May Consider Quantitative Easing, says Austrian Central Bank Governor in Exclusive Interview
Ewald Nowotny, Governor of the Austrian Central Bank, discussed the current financial crisis and its implications for Europe in a wide ranging exclusive interview in Salzburg. Discussing the potential need for increased interest rate reductions and longer lending periods on ECB loans, Governor Nowotny also suggested a potential move beyond traditional ECB practices, including the purchasing of assets, a practice known as credit easing or quantitative easing.

Speaking at Session 462, “The Search for Stability: Financial Crisis, Major Currencies and a New Monetary Order”, Governor Nowotny’s suggest that the ECB is considering new kinds of technical instruments in dealing with the crisis’ fallout, but may lack the political will needed to implement such measures.

The Post-Crisis Banking and Financial Sectors will be Smaller, More Conservative, says G30 Executive Director in Exclusive Interview
Stuart Mackintosh, Executive Director of the Group of Thirty, talks about the financial crisis, the future of the banking sector, and the dangers of lessons not learned in an exclusive interview conducted by Adam Plowright, economics sub-editor at Agence France Press and Knight Foundation Fellow at “The Search for Stability: Financial Crisis, Major Currencies and New Monetary Order.”


New Models of Intellectual Property: Predictability and Openness as Spurs to Innovation
December 2008    (Session 460)

Douglas Graham on Improving the Patent System
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Martin Wolf speaks on piracy

Gary Litman speaks on the patent system
Michael Arndt, Editor of Innovation & Design at Business Week, Interviewed Gary Litman, Vice President for Europe & Eurasia at the United States Chamber of Commerce. In this clip, Gary discusses intellectual property rights and patents.

Tim Hubbard speaks about "prize models" for spurring innovation
Michael Arndt, Editor of Innovation & Design at Business Week, Interviewed Tim Hubbard, Information Division - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. In this clip, Tim discusses "prize models" of as opposed to "granted monopolies" as innovation incentive in industry.

Johnson Kong on Defensive Publication Strategy
Michael Arndt, Editor of Innovation & Design at Business Week, Interviewed Johnson Kong, Executive Vice President, IP.com. In this clip, Johnson discusses the strategy that IBM uses in patenting and copyrighting innovations.


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

Roadmap for Re-engagement: The World's Advice to the New US Administration
 
From November 10-14, 2008, 44 decision makers and analysts from 24 countries outside the United States (24 Europeans, 17 Asians, 3 from the Americas and Australasia) met with 13 of their US counterparts in Salzburg, Austria, from November 10 to 14, 2008, to discuss “The United States in the World: New Strategies of Engagement”. The resulting 4 days of dialogue and debate confirmed that the new administration’s long-term objectives are peace, stability and prosperity both at home and abroad, and that the avowed aim of its foreign policy should be to build and maintain a world economic and political order based on mutual openness, international cooperation, and observance of agreed rules. This video serves as a record, in part, of that meeting, and of the views of the assembled experts.


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

Why the International Bar Association is partnering with the Salzburg Global Seminar
Coming soon...


Sovereign Wealth Funds: Risks and Opportunities for Global Financial Markets
September 2008    (Session 456)

Former Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker, on sovereign wealth funds, and the current economic crisis.
The 2008 Bailey Morris-Eck Lecture on International Media, Economics, and Trade was delivered by Paul Volcker during the Seminar’s session Sovereign Wealth Funds: Risks and Opportunities for Global Financial Markets, which Mr. Volcker also chaired. Afterwards, he was interviewed by Salzburg Global Seminar Senior Vice President Edward Mortimer.


Peace-Making and Peace-Building: Securing the Contributions of Women and Civil Society
September 2008    (Session 455)

Peace-Making & Peace-Building: Securing the Contributions of Women and Civil Society more info


The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change
July 2008

Beijing Olympics
The Salzburg Academy conducted a global comparative study of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Students coded 67 front pages around the world, seeking to find out if the world is speaking the same language.

A major global comparative study of front page newspaper coverage of the Beijing Olympics was conducted by all participants of the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change. Students and faculty coded 484 articles in 10 languages over the first week of the Olympics to explore the similarities and differences in coverage of this global event.

Empowering People
Global Media Literacy offers people around the world the chance to better understand media’s role in civil society. The following short film documents the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change as it attempts to define and create a framework for global media literacy worldwide.

The students at the Salzburg Academy collaborated to create a series of lesson plans on Global Media Literacy that address both the critical analysis skills needed to effectively read the media, and the necessity of a free press for civil society. Students worked together to create the first ever curriculum products for Global Media Literacy that will be used in secondary and higher education institutions around the world.

The Air We Breathe
Hear Salzburg Academy participants talk about the importance of Freedom of Expression for the continued preservation of civil society.

Fifty-nine students and dozen faculty from around the world gathered for three weeks in Salzburg, Austria to develop curricular products around global media and freedom of expression. Their discussions led to an exploration around key questions: What does it mean to have full freedom of expression? What are the limits of a free press? How does my community uphold my rights to express myself as a journalist and a citizen?


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

Mr. Peter Sutherland comments on "Higher Oil Prices"
Mr. Peter Sutherland, Chairman, BP plc, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, United Nations Special Representative for Migration, makes some comments on the current extremely high oil prices. Part of an exclusive interview given to Edward Mortimer, Senior Vice President, Salzburg Global Seminar, during the 2008 Salzburg Global Seminar Board of Directors Meeting.


Towards a "Green Revolution" in Africa?
April 2008

Kofi Annan on How the Green Revolution Will Succeed
Kofi Annan gives an exclusive interview to Wren Media's Susanna Thorp, at the Salzburg Global Seminar, in Salzburg, Austria.

Kofi Annan on the need for an "African Green Revolution"
Kofi Annan gives an exclusive interview to Salzburg Global Seminar Senior Vice President, Edward Mortimer. Kofi Annan has called for a "uniquely African Green Revolution" founded on "bold pro-poor policies" to address the food crisis facing Africa and the world. In this interview Mr. Annan answers specific questions about the current crisis.


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

Economic and Political Improvements - Investing in Women
Ana Elena Townsend, Consultant, Gender and Development Unit, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC; former Minister for Women's Affairs and Member of Congress, Peru, interviewed by Judith Dobrzynski at the Salzburg Global Seminar program on "Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Politics and Business". Anel discusses the economic and political case for advancing women and increasing women's leadership to the benefit of communities and countries.

Women Directors on Corporate Boards - the Norwegian Case
Elin Hurvenes, Founder, The Professional Boards Forum, Oslo, interviewed by Judith Dobrzynski at the Salzburg Global Seminar program on "Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Politics and Business". Elin discusses new legislation in Norway mandating that publicly-listed private comapnies have 40% of their Directors be women.

Women and Power - Mechanisms to Advance Women's Leadership
Laura Liswood, Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders, Washington, DC; and Senior Advisor, Goldman, Sachs & Co., interviewed by Judith Dobrzynski at the Salzburg Global Seminar program on "Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Politics and Business". Laura clarifies the real 'ceiling' and discusses various mechanisms that advance women's leadership.


Immigration and Inclusion: Rethinking National Identity
March 2007    (Session 440)

Ian Buruma on National Identity
Ian Buruma (Henry R. Luce Professor of Democracy, Human Rights & Journalism at Bard College, NY; Author of Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance) speaks on the topic of National Identity at the Salzburg Seminar session entitled "Immigration and Inclusion: Rethinking National Identity"

Tariq Ramadan on National Identity
Tariq Ramadan (Research Fellow, European Studies Centre and Middle East Centre, St. Antony's College, Oxford University, Oxford) speaks on the topic of National Identity at the Salzburg Seminar session entitled "Immigration and Inclusion: Rethinking National Identity"


Salzburg Global Seminar Videos

Michael Frayn speaks about the opening of his play, REINHARDT, in Salzburg
While in Salzburg, for the opening of his well acclaimed play, Reinhardt, Michael Frayn stayed in the very house that Max Reinhardt lived in... Schloss Leopoldskron. Mr. Frayn discusses a bit about how the idea for the play came about, and also about how the current mission of the Salzburg Global Seminar, the current residents of Schloss Leopoldskron, are not so much different than those of Reinhardt himself.

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