Benjamin Glahn

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Benjamin Glahn is vice president and chief operating officer at Salzburg Global Seminar, based in Salzburg, Austria, where he is responsible for business operations, financial management, human resources, technology, and business planning. Prior to becoming vice president, he was the European development director responsible for resource mobilization and partnership development in Europe, as well as long range planning and business development in support of Salzburg Global's programs. From 2009-2013, Ben served as senior program officer for the Aga Khan Foundation based in London, where he was responsible for business development, program development, and resource mobilization for the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) working with European governments, development finance institutions, and multilateral development banks. Within AKDN his portfolio focused on development in conflict and post-conflict areas, particularly Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as strategic AKDN investments in higher education in Central Asia and East Africa, cross-border economic and social development, health, education, civil society, and rural development. From 2006 to 2009, Ben served as a program director and deputy chief program officer at Salzburg Global Seminar, and is the co-editor of Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law: Searching for Common Ground. Ben holds a B.A. in religion from Middlebury College, VT, USA, and an M.A. in East European history, communications, and Slavic languages from the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies at University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

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