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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

Highlights
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Publications
Interviews
Opinions
Highlights

Introducing: The Global Online Forum on LGBT* and Faith

Fellows of the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum to foster online discussion about the inclusion of LGBT* people in faith communities and religious and cultural traditions in a new blog series starting this August 

Has Democracy Become a Spectator Sport?

US political leader Stacey Abrams leads inaugural conversation in Designs on the Future initiative

Being Prepared, Proactive, and Political

Salzburg Global Fellow Mahesh Devnani discusses health care in India, responding to COVID-19, and tech solutions

Adapting to a New Reality

Salzburg Global Fellow Ryoji Noritake reflects on the impact of COVID-19 personally and professionally and the significance of in-person communication

Stacey Abrams to Help Launch New Salzburg Global Initiative

US political leader, voting rights advocate and Salzburg Global Fellow to speak alongside journalist Will Dobson at webinar to kick-off the Designs on the Future initiative

Dismantling the Manacles of Ethnic Identity

Salzburg Global Fellow Mohamed Azad explores how two young journalists from different cultures realized ethnic identities are only human-made barriers to a peaceful coexistence

John Cannon - How Does Business Roundtable's Statement Stand Up in Response to COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter Movement?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, John Cannon, a partner at Shearman & Sterling, reflects on the impact of the BRT Statement in light of recent events
Interviews

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

Building Healthy Communities: What Is Yours To Do? 

Public health urbanist Nupur Chaudhury says that the time for building healthier communities is not after the pandemic but now

How Can Urban Planning Contribute to Building Health Equity?

Chair of the Salzburg Global program on Building Healthy, Equitable Communities: The Role of Inclusive Urban Development and Investment, Sharon Roerty writes for The BMJ on what can be done to make cities a more healthy place to live
Opinions

Dismantling the Manacles of Ethnic Identity

Salzburg Global Fellow Mohamed Azad explores how two young journalists from different cultures realized ethnic identities are only human-made barriers to a peaceful coexistence

John Cannon - How Does Business Roundtable's Statement Stand Up in Response to COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter Movement?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, John Cannon, a partner at Shearman & Sterling, reflects on the impact of the BRT Statement in light of recent events

In the Spirit of European Cooperation

Introductory remarks by Yves Mersch, member of the Executive Board of the ECB and vice-chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, at Salzburg Global Finance Forum webinar

Seda Röder - How Can Corporate Directors Become More Resilient Before The Next Disruptive Event?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance series, Seda Röder asks directors to consider corporate liquidity and flexibility in times of disruptive crisis

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

Education, Solidarity, and Support in the Time of the Coronavirus

Salzburg Global Fellow Salam Dharejo, taking part in the Asia Peace Innovators Forum, outlines the work of the Lyari’s Girls Café in Karachi, Pakistan, during a lockdown

Black Lives Matter: Toppling Colston - Vandalism or Vindication?

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