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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

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

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 

Developing a Digital Paper Trail for Better Health

Salzburg Global Fellow Louise Schaper discusses the "global problem" of paper-based health care systems and the need to move toward digital health care

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 

Salzburg Global Helps Co-Creates Pathway to Recovery: Wellbeing and Resilience Publication

Salzburg Global Fellows, and staff, contribute to COVID-19 resource document for practitioners from parks and recreation, planning, and public health
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

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

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
Opinions

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 

Sukhdeep Singh: “I Want To Assure Other Young Queer Sikhs That One Could Be Gay and Sikh”

Founder of Indian e-magazine Gaylaxy explains why courage can be very infectious

Protecting Communities Through Safe Sanitation

Salzburg Global Fellow Pratima Joshi reflects on the work of Shelter Associates during the COVID-19 pandemic and the vulnerability of slum settlements

J. Kevin McCarthy and James J. Killerlane III - What are the Practical Considerations for Boards in a Post-COVID World?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, J. Kevin McCarthy and James J. Killerlane III outline various processes Boards and directors may have to change in the future