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How Will Diversity Make A Difference?

Creativity thrives on diversity with innovation blooming at the intersections. Yet increasingly, diversity has become a polarizing topic caught up in left vs. right culture wars. What if the diversity debate could be completely reframed so that diversity is seen as a tool that can help everyone – something that is not just ethical but essential?

We are at a remarkable but perilous moment in human history, a moment of multiple and convergent crises. The ability to identify, design and apply diverse approaches will be key to developing solutions to the genuinely existential challenges that lie ahead this century.
 
Part of Salzburg Global’s Designs on the Future initiative, this lively discussion of diverse views will explore why diversity matters, how we can bridge the culture-war divide and how human diversity – in all its forms – will help us develop better solutions.

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Commitment
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Publications
Interviews
Highlights

Loretta Joseph - What New Policies Do We Need To Govern The Intersection Of Finance And Tech?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for the Future of Finance, fintech advisor and consultant Loretta Joseph explores the benefit of introducing a unified regulatory approach for a new digital age

Deconstructing American History and Simulating the Media’s Role

American Studies academics and practitioners examine the connection between media and democracy with relation to US history and society

Diversity and Digital Health Care: The Shuri Network

Sciana Network member Shera Chok is carving out a platform for women from minority backgrounds in the UK’s National Health Service

Tom Komjathy: When is a Stakeholder-Residency Requirement Appropriate for Directors?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, non-executive director of World Medical Relief considers whether the latest Texas power crisis could have been avoided with more local control

Dottie Schindlinger - How Should Companies Handle Changes To Executive Compensation After the Pandemic?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, Diligent Institute executive director Dottie Schindlinger reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic and identifies which key performance indicators compensation committees should incorporate to determine executive remuneration

Emerging Urban Leaders Meet Their Mentors

Fellows to receive mentorship as part of one-year program with World Urban Parks

Rob Patalano - How Can Policy-Makers Reverse The Rising Indebtedness While Aligning It With the Climate Transition?

New online discussion starts with focus on restoring equity-led growth and aligning the financial recovery with climate transition

Lee Hibbard - Are Certain AI-Enabled Public Services Too Critical To Fail?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Law and Technology series, Lee Hibbard reflects on government agencies' relationship with artificial intelligence and how to avoid some of its traps

Reflecting on the Past Year and How We Move Forward Together

We reveal our plans for 2021 and how supporters can help us fulfill our mission

Avoiding Debt Tsunamis and Building Fintech Futures: New Economic Systems in a Post-Pandemic World

Salzburg Global Finance Forum discussions highlight lessons to take into consideration on post-pandemic economic systems 

Salzburg Global and Global Alliance Share Reflections and Learning Pathway from Salzburg Process

Post-event report published one year after virtual convening bringing together more than 300 change-makers

The Humanizing Power of the Arts: Building Back Greener

Ahead of Earth Day, Salzburg Global Fellows focus on how the arts can help in mitigating climate change and designing a greener planet

Salzburg Global and World Urban Parks Think Hyperlocal

Salzburg Global Seminar collaborates with World Urban Parks to celebrate World Parks Week for second consecutive year
Commitment

Contested Histories in Public Spaces: Principles, Processes, Best Practices

Join the virtual launch of landmark publication, produced in cooperation between Salzburg Global Seminar, the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation and the International Bar Association

Salzburg Global Launches Major New Cross-National Collaboration on Criminal Justice Reform

New multi-year series Global Innovations on Youth Violence, Safety, and Justice  is supported by MacArthur Foundation, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the David Rockefeller Fund

How Should Boards Be Addressing Black Lives Matter And Broader Issues Of Systemic Racial Inequality?

Read the fourth and final summary from the 2020 annual meeting of the Salzburg Global Corporate Governance Forum - Putting Directors to the Test: How Does Leadership Measure Up in a Time of Crisis?

How Can Leaders Support Racial Healing?

Leaders from philanthropy and finance explore how their funds can best support racial equity in second Designs on the Future webinar

Actions We Are Taking

Salzburg Global lays out the first actions it is taking to support its Commitment to a Better World

Commitment to a Better World

Salzburg Global Seminar opposes injustice and racism in all its forms. We stand in solidarity with all those demanding equal protection and freedom of expression under the law. We commit to work with our Fellows, partners and leading voices to end systemic violence and discrimination and transform societies for good.

Share Your Voice

We stand together to listen, learn and take action against racism and injustice in all their forms
Ideas

Loretta Joseph - What New Policies Do We Need To Govern The Intersection Of Finance And Tech?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for the Future of Finance, fintech advisor and consultant Loretta Joseph explores the benefit of introducing a unified regulatory approach for a new digital age

Tom Komjathy: When is a Stakeholder-Residency Requirement Appropriate for Directors?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, non-executive director of World Medical Relief considers whether the latest Texas power crisis could have been avoided with more local control

Rob Patalano - How Can Policy-Makers Reverse The Rising Indebtedness While Aligning It With the Climate Transition?

New online discussion starts with focus on restoring equity-led growth and aligning the financial recovery with climate transition

Lee Hibbard - Are Certain AI-Enabled Public Services Too Critical To Fail?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Law and Technology series, Lee Hibbard reflects on government agencies' relationship with artificial intelligence and how to avoid some of its traps

Heather Laychak - How Should Management Engage With Their Board During Times of an Existential Threat to the Company?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, Heather Laychak outlines six reasons for management to involve the board in order to quickly transition from “business as usual” to crisis management mode

Anastassia Lauterbach - What Are The Measures And Actions Needed To Enable Sustainable Data Economies?

In the third of three posts for the Salzburg Questions for Law and Technology series, Anastassia Lauterbach reflects on how the European Union can empower people to utilize data and technology well

10 Reasons for Peace Between India and Pakistan

As the 75th anniversary of the India-Pakistan partition approaches in August 2022, and signs emerge of a reduction in tensions between both countries, Salzburg Global Fellow Anwar Akhtar argues it is time for the two countries to make peace and end their conflict

Anastassia Lauterbach - How Can We Provide Data Technologies For All?

In the second of three posts for the Salzburg Questions for Law and Technology series, Anastassia Lauterbach asks about enabling technologies that can be understood and invested into, ensuring any business, non-profit, and municipality can create its own data market

Anastassia Lauterbach - How Can The European Union Legislate for Artificial Intelligence?

In the first of three posts for Salzburg Global's series of Salzburg Questions for Law and Technology, Anastassia Lauterbach looks into the background of the EU's new draft proposal to restrict uses of artificial intelligence

The Politics of Division And LGBT Equality

Founder and Chair of the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum, Klaus Mueller, writes for Forum's Forum Original series

Jeffrey D. Grant - What Are the Board's Key Roles and Responsibilities When Facing Existential Threats to Their Company?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, Jeffrey D. Grant provides several suggestions for how Boards should respond to existential threats and the importance of making a rapid response

Can Festivals Help Us Imagine a Future Again?

Cultural sociologist Monica Sassatelli considers how festivals can help us face up to risk and uncertainty

Festivals Declare Emergency?

Co-founder and former director of the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT), Rose de Wend Fenton, considers how festivals can respond to the triple emergencies of climate, COVID-19, and Black Lives Matter
Publications

Global Online Forum on LGBT* and Faith

Report from the latest program of the Salzburg Global LGBT* Forum now available to read, download, and share

Salzburg Global Helps Launch New Landmark Publication on Contested Histories

The book was produced in cooperation with the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation and the International Bar Association

Contested Histories in Public Spaces: Principles, Processes, Best Practices

Join the virtual launch of landmark publication, produced in cooperation between Salzburg Global Seminar, the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation and the International Bar Association

What Future for Festivals?

“We need festivals – now more than ever!” declares Salzburg Global report on the current state and what comes next for the beleaguered sector, post-pandemic 

How Should Boards Be Addressing Black Lives Matter And Broader Issues Of Systemic Racial Inequality?

Read the fourth and final summary from the 2020 annual meeting of the Salzburg Global Corporate Governance Forum - Putting Directors to the Test: How Does Leadership Measure Up in a Time of Crisis?

Are Companies Prepared To Handle The Converging Risks Of COVID-19 And Climate Change?

Read the third of four summaries from the 2020 annual meeting of the Salzburg Global Corporate Governance Forum - Putting Directors to the Test: How Does Leadership Measure Up in a Time of Crisis?

Shared Prosperity: What Is The Role Of The Compensation Committee In Addressing Income Inequality?

Read the second of four summaries from the 2020 annual meeting of the Salzburg Global Corporate Governance Forum - Putting Directors to the Test: How Does Leadership Measure Up in a Time of Crisis?

What Does It Take For A Business To Survive An Existential Threat?

Read the first of four summaries from the 2020 annual meeting of the Salzburg Global Corporate Governance Forum - Putting Directors to the Test: How Does Leadership Measure Up in a Time of Crisis?

Moving from Me to We Online in Times of COVID-19

The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators moves fully online for 2020 - embracing both the challenges and opportunities of online convening

First Book from New Series Explores Social and Emotional Learning in the Mediterranean

Publication explores how countries in the Mediterranean basin are stimulating SEL and what can be learned

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
Interviews

Tom Komjathy: When is a Stakeholder-Residency Requirement Appropriate for Directors?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, non-executive director of World Medical Relief considers whether the latest Texas power crisis could have been avoided with more local control

Bright Simons Joins Salzburg Global’s Board of Directors

President of mPedigree and Salzburg Global Fellow to help guide Salzburg Global’s programs and business practices

Salzburg Global Fellows Selected for WISE Emerging Leaders Program

Andrea Fahed and Wairimu Mwangi among 23 leaders chosen for 2021 cohort

Salzburg Global Fellows Receive Intercultural Achievement Award

Ralph Eya and Katharina Kapsamer receive praise for their project, "Smile at a Common," A New Genre Public Art Project from the People and for the People

Young Cultural Innovators Join Forces in Magazine Global Fundraiser

Salzburg Global Seminar Fellows Lai, Xochitl Calix, and Moira Villiard come together to crowdfund emerging artists’ magazine

Literary Society Moves 45th Anniversary Celebrations Online

The show goes on for the International Society for Contemporary Literature and Theatre, a network founded by Salzburg Global Fellows

First Book from New Series Explores Social and Emotional Learning in the Mediterranean

Publication explores how countries in the Mediterranean basin are stimulating SEL and what can be learned

Young Cultural Innovators Win Major International Award

Salzburg Global Fellows Robert Praxmarer and Thomas Layer-Wagner recognized with inaugural Olympics of Innovation Challenge Award

David Bray - What Are Five Concrete Steps Civil Societies Can Do Collectively To Govern Better Using Tech And Data?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Law and Technology, director of the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center, David Bray, suggests five new pilot schemes to help move societies forward

Tashi Choedup: “My Faith Has Helped Me With My Queerness and My Queerness Helps Me in Making My Faith Inclusive”

Buddhist monastic shares their journey of forging a healthy relationship between their queerness and their faith

Catherine Brenner - How Do Non-Executive Directors Look to the Future Whilst Navigating Extreme Unpredictability?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance series, company director Catherine Brenner explains why COVID-19 can't be an excuse to abandon traditional strategic planning processes

Brenda Rodriguez Alegre: As a Child I Would Pray to God “to Make Me a Woman One Day”

Academic, activist, choir soprano and expert on Filipino transgender history makes a passionate plea for Filipino queers to reemerge and be more visible and accepted in a religious society

Saskia Wieringa: “All Religions Have Their Progressive, Human Rights-Oriented Sides”