Fellows and Donors Praised for Salzburg Global's 2012 Success




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Fellows and Donors Praised for Salzburg Global's 2012 Success

Last year saw 800 Fellows and students from 100 countries with 1000 donated Faculty days

2012 has been a great year for the Seminar.

We've welcomed over 800 students, Fellows and faculty from 100 countries through the gates of Schloss Leopoldskron this year, as well as hosting Fellows events in London, Klingenthal, Cairo and two in Washington, DC in June and November.  

And our faculty have donated over 1000 days of their own time to share their expert knowledge with our Fellows.

We saw our Health and Health Care Series go from strength to strength, with sessions held on Health Care Improvement in Middle and Low Income Countries in April, from which the Salzburg Statement on 'Better Care for All' was presented at the WHO World Health Assembly, and another on Realizing the Right to Health in November, during which World Bank President Jim Yong Kim made his first public declaration in favor of the rights-based approach to health care.

Our sessions on Fiscal Sustainability and Financial Regulation laid the ground work for our new Salzburg Forum on Finance in Changing World, the third of which will be held in August next year.

In Fall we launched two young professionals-focused programs, both the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders and the Salzburg Cutler Law Fellows Program and planning is already underway for next year's programs.

On Education, we not only continued our long-running and successful International Study Program and Salzburg Media Academy on Media and Global Change, but also took an in-depth, global look at the challenges of access to higher education and social mobility through our Optimizing Talent series.

Our leading focus on Optimizing Institutional Philanthropy also continued with sessions on the Social and Financial Return on Investment and Philanthropy in Countries of Crisis and Transition (see below for more details), coupled with our new links with Alliance magazine.

As ever, many our sessions and initiatives couldn't go ahead without strong partnerships, as was shown repeatedly in our initiative on 'The Global Prevention of Genocide: Learning from the Holocaust' with the US Holocaust Museum, as well as the generous support of the Edward T. Cone foundation for our Arts and Culture program.

Geopolitics this year considered Egypt, the WTO, Russia and the rise of China with security analysts, diplomats, academics coming in from around the world.

And our Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association held its ninth and tenth sessions - ensuring Salzburg Global Seminar retains its roots laid down in 1947.

But as our President and CEO Stephen Salyer said at our annual board dinner in June, “We owe so much to those who have come before. We owe even more to those who will follow.” 

We thank all of you who participated, presented, donated and generally supported the Seminar this year.  

We wish you all the best for the holiday season and look forward to seeing you again at Schloss Leopoldskron.