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Designs on the Future

Introducing a new, open initiative

Every new decade invites bold change for long-term benefit.

Today’s converging crises provide a unique opportunity to reimagine systems, values and leadership.

How can we act smarter and faster for more creative, just and sustainable societies? 

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We challenge current and future leaders
to shape a better world

Commitment
Highlights
Publications
Interviews
Opinions
Highlights

Improving Access to Dementia Care Resources in Rural Communities

Salzburg Global Fellow Mary Pat Sullivan discusses her research and improving dementia care in remote and rural Canadian communities

Balancing Technological Advances and Data Privacy

Salzburg Global Fellow Maria Farrell discusses using technology for social good and maintaining data privacy in an interconnected world

Using Science Education to Shape a Better World

Through her work with the Smithsonian Science Education Center, Salzburg Global Fellow Carol O’Donnell aims to transform K-12 science education around the world

From Happiness Curriculum to Measuring Happiness

Co-founder of Dream a Dream reveals how Salzburg Global Seminar helped him forge new connections and measure his program for success

Barak Orbach - Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Antitrust Risks Faced By Companies and Executives?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, law professor Barak Orbach reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on antitrust risks

Rev. Ecclesia de Lange: “I Lived in Denial of Who I Am and I Settled for a Life of Celibacy and Secrecy”

Suspended Methodist minister and current director of Inclusive and Affirming Ministries reflects on a journey of becoming vulnerable and courageous

Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined: Special Edition E-Book

Salzburg Global Seminar and partners - WISE and Diplomatic Courier - launch e-book covering school responses to the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic
Publications

Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined: Special Edition E-Book

Salzburg Global Seminar and partners - WISE and Diplomatic Courier - launch e-book covering school responses to the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic

Confronting Power and Privilege for Inclusive, Equitable and Healthy Communities

Salzburg Global Fellows set out a call to interrogate power and analyze privilege to create and sustain healthy communities 

Cultural Innovation, Leadership and Collaboration: A Global Platform

Latest report from the Young Cultural Innovators Forum now online to download, read and share

The Changing Role of the Media in American Life and Culture: Emerging Trends

Latest report from the Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association (SSASA) symposium now online to read, download and share

Friend or Foe: How Should Directors Face Disruptive Risk?

Report from the Salzburg Global Corporate Governance Forum offers insights and guidance on how corporate directors can understand and respond to emerging risks

What Future for Cultural Heritage? Perceptions, Problematics and Potential

Report from the latest program in the Culture, Arts and Society series explores perceptions of the past, problematics of the present and potential for the future

Salzburg Global Launches New Magazine

First edition of Clemens offers opinions, big ideas, and special features on ways of shaping a better world
Interviews

Rev. Ecclesia de Lange: “I Lived in Denial of Who I Am and I Settled for a Life of Celibacy and Secrecy”

Suspended Methodist minister and current director of Inclusive and Affirming Ministries reflects on a journey of becoming vulnerable and courageous

Ahmed El Hady: “I Would Love To See Many Members of the LGBT Community Revolting Against the Predominant Religious Discourse but Who Will Defend Them?”

Egyptian neuroscientist and political activist makes a case for the secularization of politics and society as the only way of LGBT inclusion 

Pakistan’s Best Kept Secret: Lahore Museum 

Multi-time Salzburg Global Fellow, Anwar Akhtar on why his film – made with Ajoka Theatre – “Pakistan’s Best Kept Secret: Lahore Museum”, has much to say about peace, for both South Asia and the UK

Black Lives Matter: Toppling Colston - Vandalism or Vindication?

Historian and former Salzburg Global Vice President, Timothy Ryback launches new blog series on Contested Histories

Launch of a “Lockdown Mini-Opera” for Salzburg Global Fellow and Political Prisoner Osman Kavala

Artists from around the world – including several Salzburg Global Fellows – collaborate online to create a new mini-opera paying tribute to Kavala's courage

Is Philanthropy Using Inequitable Practices to Achieve Equity?

Lindsay Hill, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Raikes Foundation and Dwayne Proctor, Senior Adviser to the President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation open the new series of Salzburg Questions

Feeling at Home

In July 2019, Mira Luce Hamdan traveled from Lebanon to Austria to attend the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. When they arrived, they rediscovered their passion for media – and set out on a new life path
Opinions

From Happiness Curriculum to Measuring Happiness

Co-founder of Dream a Dream reveals how Salzburg Global Seminar helped him forge new connections and measure his program for success

Barak Orbach - Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Antitrust Risks Faced By Companies and Executives?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, law professor Barak Orbach reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on antitrust risks

Rev. Ecclesia de Lange: “I Lived in Denial of Who I Am and I Settled for a Life of Celibacy and Secrecy”

Suspended Methodist minister and current director of Inclusive and Affirming Ministries reflects on a journey of becoming vulnerable and courageous

Fr Thomas Ninan: “I Started To Ask Myself, What Is Stopping Me From Genuinely Loving LGBT People?”

Indian Orthodox priest emphasizes the innate ability of each faith community to understand, accept and celebrate diverse gender identities and sexualities 

Stacy Baird - How Can We Use the Post-COVID Economic Recovery to Address Racial Disparity, the Digital Divide, and Jobs?

Launching the Salzburg Questions for Law and Technology series, technology consultant Stacy Baird proposes several potential programs that can help people in the U.S. address economic and social challenges

Margaret Beazley - Will Corporate Practice and Culture Need to Change After COVID-19?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, the Honorable Margaret Beazley AC QC reflects on corporate behavior in Australia and the impact of COVID-19

Ahmed El Hady: “I Would Love To See Many Members of the LGBT Community Revolting Against the Predominant Religious Discourse but Who Will Defend Them?”

Egyptian neuroscientist and political activist makes a case for the secularization of politics and society as the only way of LGBT inclusion