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Education Policymakers Network

We are living in a time of convergent crises: the global coronavirus pandemic, the climate crisis, the struggle for racial justice, the polarization of societies and a global learning crisis. Alongside these crises, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing the very nature of work and economies around the world. The workforce of tomorrow will require new skills and unprecedented nimbleness.

Taken together, these challenges place exceptional demands on educational policymakers across the world. Education reform at any point in time is challenging, complex, and requires sustained energy and political will. It is particularly challenging now because of the pandemic, however for all of the reasons above, education reform is absolutely essential, and policymakers should not delay it.

Enter Salzburg Global Seminar’s newest multi-year initiative: the Education Policymakers Network.

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We challenge current and future leaders
to shape a better world

Highlights
Commitment
Ideas
Publications
Interviews
Highlights

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

Salzburg Global Mourns the Loss of Ron Clifton

Beloved friend of Salzburg Global Seminar and former US diplomat died aged 84

Salzburg Global Establishes New Fund in Recognition of Clare Shine

The fund will support projects to maintain biodiversity and the sustainable use of the Schloss Park by guests and Salzburg Global Fellows

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

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

To Our 2020 Donors - Thank You

A message from Benjamin Glahn, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Salzburg Global Seminar

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

Political Leadership and the European Health Union: A way forward for Health and Wellbeing

Vytenis Andriukaitis, WHO Envoy for the European Region, speaks with the Sciana Network

Ravi Chaudhry - How Do We Pursue Governance Beyond Compliance?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, former chairman of Tata Group companies Ravi Chaudhry advises how CEO and Boards can move further toward responsible leadership and entrepreneurship

Salzburg Cutler Fellows Call for Renewed Public Trust

Inaugural online Cutler Fellows alumni event was addressed by former UK Prime Minister Theresa May and former US Secretary for Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

Lessons from a Year in “Pandemia”

Minister of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires reflects on 2020 and the coronavirus crisis and where the Argentine capital’s culture scene goes from here

Salzburg Global Launches Education Policymakers Network

New three-year initiative will seek to support and sustain education reform in 31 countries

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
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

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

Ravi Chaudhry - How Do We Pursue Governance Beyond Compliance?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, former chairman of Tata Group companies Ravi Chaudhry advises how CEO and Boards can move further toward responsible leadership and entrepreneurship

Lessons from a Year in “Pandemia”

Minister of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires reflects on 2020 and the coronavirus crisis and where the Argentine capital’s culture scene goes from here

Beyond January 6, 2021 – What Future for a Festival in the Shadow of the Capitol?

Director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival considers the 54-year-old Festival’s future in the wake of the antidemocratic insurrection

Zachary Mollengarden - "Human Capital"​ Disclosure: What Is The Role Of Corporate Transparency In Addressing Social Ills?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, associate at Three Crowns LLP Zachary Mollengarden reflects on corporate transparency, human capital, and the variability of disclosures with the US Securities and Exchange Commission

New Administration – New Commitment to Global Health?

As President Biden recommits to the WHO and the international community, Salzburg Global Fellow Andrea Feigl, Thomas Roades, and Erin Gregor - all of the Health Finance Institute - argue the incoming administration should invest more in the global fight for better health

Shreya Bose - Are Consumers Ready To Make More Informed Choices When It Comes To Climate Change?

In the latest installment of the Salzburg Questions for Corporate Governance, policy advocate Shreya Bose explores how organizations can help amplify the conversation on climate change and educate consumers

Can the Climate Crisis Bring India and Pakistan Together?

Salzburg Global Fellow Sadaf Taimur explores how responding to climate change could change India and Pakistan's relationship for the better

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?
Publications

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

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
Interviews

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 

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