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The President, the Press and the People

Democracy is about ideas and narratives. Stories that provide a common set of facts, influence public opinion, and create majoritarian will. The President, the press, and the people are each primary authors of the American story. Whose version of events determines how Americans see themselves and how the world sees America?

Continuing our series on the future of democracy, the Salzburg Global American Studies Program will explore the roles and relationships between the executive branch in the US, the international media, and citizens of global democracy. Given the variety of voices shaping the public’s imagination, how have citizens productively participated in democracy in the past?

Join us for the 2021 American Studies Program.

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Publications
Interviews
Highlights

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

The President, the Press and the People

Join the 2021 American Studies Program, the next in our “What Future for American Democracy?” series

Can Festivals Help Us Imagine a Future Again?

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

Salzburg Global Fellows Selected for WISE Emerging Leaders Program

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

Leading Law Students Forge Online Connections

Annual weekend-long event grows to month-long program as the Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program on the future of international law convenes online

Using data for better health

Ioana Gligor, from the European Commission, discusses the new European Health Data Space proposal with the Sciana Network

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

Gigi Dawe - How Can Boards of Directors Effectively Operate Within a Complex Digital Environment?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, Gigi Dawe, Director of the Corporate Oversight and Governance Department at the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, suggests questions for boards to consider operating in an evolving digitized business environment

The Future of Mega-Events… and Festivals’ Crucial Role

Director of CC:RO | Cities of Culture Research Observatory at the University of Liverpool, Beatriz Garcia, explains why the future of mega-events, like the Olympics, is tied to the future of festivals

Salzburg Global and World Urban Parks Launch Emerging Urban Leaders Program

New initiative to help Fellows tackle challenges facing urban environments

Awaking to the Different International and the Different Local

Artistic director of TheatreWorks and founder of the International Curators Academy in Singapore, Keng Sen Ong, on returning festivals to their origins and reconsidering their international and local lenses in a post-pandemic “new normal”

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
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

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

Gigi Dawe - How Can Boards of Directors Effectively Operate Within a Complex Digital Environment?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, Gigi Dawe, Director of the Corporate Oversight and Governance Department at the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, suggests questions for boards to consider operating in an evolving digitized business environment

The Future of Mega-Events… and Festivals’ Crucial Role

Director of CC:RO | Cities of Culture Research Observatory at the University of Liverpool, Beatriz Garcia, explains why the future of mega-events, like the Olympics, is tied to the future of festivals

Awaking to the Different International and the Different Local

Artistic director of TheatreWorks and founder of the International Curators Academy in Singapore, Keng Sen Ong, on returning festivals to their origins and reconsidering their international and local lenses in a post-pandemic “new normal”

Roland Deiser - What Are the Challenges Surrounding Business Ecosystem Leadership?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, chairman of the Center for the Future of Organization, Roland Deiser, addresses how business leaders successfully engage the new horizontal stakeholder ecosystem

“Native Christmas” – How Festivals Can Lead to Cultural Resurgence

Executive director of the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Canada, Jason Ryle, on the importance of the Festival in expanding authentic representations of First Nations people

5 Lessons from Peacebuilding through Youth Clubs

Salzburg Global Fellow Samuel Karuita reflects on how he helped create a network of peace clubs in Kenya

Tourism, the Visible, the Hidden, and the Ignored in Urban Heritage Festivals

Anthropologist Ping-Ann Addo on the importance of seeing the real lives of the communities behind festivals

Breathing in the Network – New Forms of Cultural Solidarity through Online Festival Engagements

Director of the South African festival Vrystaat Kunstefees, Ricardo Peach, on how building connections between festivals will strengthen the sector as it recovers from COVID-19

On a positive note

Nicola von Lutterotti (Sciana Cohort 4) shares the story of a GP who set up a mobile Corona test station to offer free virus tests to the most vulnerable
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

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”

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