Past Program

May 29 - Jun 05, 2011

Global Citizenship: At Home and in the World


In an age of globalization which increasingly brings people in contact with other cultures as a result of changing social, political, and economic activities and technological advances, the need to understand international affairs, to recognize cultural values other than our own, and to understand world events from a variety of perspectives, has become increasingly critical. The purpose of this program is to provide an intensive seven-day international experience for participants to explore pressing issues of global concern and to view such issues from a perspective both literally and figuratively outside the borders of the United States. Participants should leave with the knowledge and skills to acquire a better understanding of the international political order, the global economy, worldwide social developments, what it means to be a global citizen, and, most importantly, with the desire, ability and empowerment to envision and affect positive change on their own campuses and in their own communities.


Because the Salzburg Global Seminar is located in the heart of Europe and due to the historical circumstances under which it was founded over sixty years ago, the session will pay special attention to the political, economic and cultural history of the trans-Atlantic relationship, its future dimensions, and the impact such changes may have on the rest of the world. At the same time, mindful of increasing global interconnectedness, the session will consider issues of particular concern to regions of the developing world. In this way, students will be exposed to the relationship between the historical legacy of the latter part of the 20th century, global responsibility, humanitarian intervention, social justice, and sustainable development.









Darci Arnold
Silicon Valley business consultant specializing in leading firms toward sustainable 21st century competitive advantage and top-line revenue growth
Michael Daxner
Michael Daxner is professor of sociology and president emeritus of the University of Oldenburg, visiting professor at the Free University of Berlin, and senior research fellow at Berghof Conflict Research in Germany. He is the former president of the Magn
Robert Franklin
Robert Franklin (Guest Speaker) is the tenth president of Morehouse College, the nation's largest private, four-year liberal arts college for men. Prior to Morehouse, Dr. Franklin was a Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics at Emory Univer
Champa Patel
Champa Patel is the Head of Casework and Activism for Amnesty International UK. In this role, she manages a team responsible for Amnesty UK's Human Rights Defenders, Individuals at Risk, Trade Union mobilization and Activism programs. Prior to joining Amn
Reinhold Wagnleitner
Reinhold Wagnleitner is associate professor of modern history at the University of Salzburg and was visiting professor of United States history at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the Un
Norman Yetman
Norman Yetman recently retired as the Chancellors Club teaching professor of American studies and sociology and courtesy professor of African and African-American studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. A member of the University of Kansas facult