Salzburg Global Fellow Updates - August and September 2015




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Sep 10, 2015
by Jan Heinecke
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Salzburg Global Fellow Updates - August and September 2015

Compilation of our Fellows' recent achievements and landmarks Arne Dietrich, Professor of Psychology, published a new book on neuroscience and creativity.

Starting in 2015, we bring you the highlights from the Salzburg Global Fellowship. Have you got some news - a new book, a promotion, a call for grant proposals - that you'd like to share with the Salzburg Global Fellowship? Email Salzburg Global Seminar Fellowship Manager Jan Heinecke.

Three Salzburg Global Fellows guest-edited the September edition of Alliance magazine - For philanthropy and social investment worldwide. While Maria Chertok and Attalah Kuttab recently discussed Value(s) for Money? in Salzburg, Natasha Matic participated in the Global Philanthropy Collaborative in 2012. Read one article for free and get your copy of the September edition here. By the way, all Salzburg Global Fellows are entitled to a discount on subscriptions to Alliance magazine!

Arne Dietrich earlier this year participated in Session 547 - The Neuroscience of Art: What are the Sources of Creativity. Many issues that were addressed during the Session will be tackled in Arne's recently published book "How Creativity Happens in the Brain". Session Co-Chair Gary Vikan reviewed it and comes to the conclusion: "Arne Dietrich's new, groundbreaking book is a welcome, bracing plunge into the icy waters of clear thinking". Interested? You can get the book online here.

Naila Farouky, also a Fellow of last year's Session 530 - Value(s) for Money? Philanthropy as a Catalyst for Social and Financial Transformation, published her first children's book in August. "I Will Not" was written in the context of the violence in Gaza last year. Farouky's poem became a picture book, illustrated by Israeli artist Ora Eitan, and the publication, which is avaliable online, contains versions in English, Hebrew and Arabic.

Yousef T. Jabareen, Fellow of Session 537 - Students at the Margins and the Institutions that Serve Them, was elected as member of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, already last March. He was elected with the Joint Arab List, which is supported mainly by the Arab-Palestinian minority in Israel, that gained 13 seats in total. Jabareen says that his participation and training at Salzburg Global Seminar provided him with unique experiences and tools to succeed in his career. "I focus on international law and minority rights", Jabareen says, "and after a few years of research and teaching in academic institutions, I decided to pursue a public career in order to devote my knowledge and experience to work to enhance equality between Arab and Jewish citizens in Israel and specifically to advance the minority and indigenous rights of the Arab-Palestinian community in Israel.”

Interested in global trade? Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz participated in several Salzburg Global programs, most recently in Session 533 - New Dynamics in Global Trade Architecture. He is the Principal Convener of the E15Initiative which aims at "strengthening the global trade and investment system for sustainable development". Make sure to check for their upcoming events! Another Fellow of Session 533, Carlos Primo Braga, is also engaged with the initiative and published a blog post recently, which is entitled: "World trade: Have we reached peak globalisation?"

Epic Arts Cambodia, the organization of our Cambodian Young Cultural Innovator Sokny Onn, is currently launching the "Creative Schools Cambodia" initiative, which aims to raise awareness about disabilities among Cambodian school kids by bringing them together with disabled arts leaders. Epic Arts is currently running a crowdfunding campaign to raise money in order to provide dancing and arts lessons to up to 300 children. If you want to support the initiative, you can find more information here.

Marc Aurel Schnabel, Fellow of Session 427 - Architecture and Public Life, has become the new Programme Director of the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. "Our built environment is something we all can relate to and which influences us in our daily activities," Marc Aurel says, adding also: "Subsequently it is very important to offer a design lead education within its professional context to positively influence the current and future architecture and urban realm through Design Research. The interactions of Session 427 relate very closely to the spirit in which I am leading the School to novel avenues."