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    Salzburg Global celebrates successful gift campaign
    Salzburg Global celebrates successful gift campaign
    Salzburg Global Seminar 
    Salzburg Global is paying tribute to its donors after more than $1.1 million was raised in individual gifts in 2016. Together donors from 31 countries gave $1,114,933 in support of our shared mission: to challenge current and future leaders to solve issues of global concern. We thank donors for their continued support, which allows Salzburg Global to push forward and drive real positive change. In a time of uncertainty and unpredictability, Salzburg Global will continue to convene current and future leaders from all over the planet to address the world's most complex challenges. The support we've received will enable us to welcome new Fellows, provide more scholarships, and design new sessions that bring forward innovative ideas. Salzburg Global is reliant on the support of its global fellowship. Last year donors came from a variety of sectors and interests to contribute towards our cause. We would also like to highlight donors who chose to make automatic monthly contributions. This provided us with a stream of funding for urgent projects. If anyone is able to consider this option in 2017, we would appreciate this level of continued support. Following on from last year's theme of trust, Salzburg Global will mark its 70th anniversary year with a program based on the theme of courage. More than a dozen distinctive sessions and workshops have been planned for the year ahead, bringing together hundreds of new and returning members of our global fellowship. This year will present new challenges as well as those which remain unresolved. Salzburg Global will continue to work hard to inspire solutions and provide people with the courage to pursue them. If you would like more information on our 2017 Program, our 70th anniversary year, or how you can continue to support these critical efforts, please contact us via fellowship@salzburgglobal.org and we will be happy to help you. On behalf of everyone at Salzburg Global, we wish you a happy and successful 2017.
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    Scholarship Challenge Launched at 10th Anniversary Celebration
    Scholarship Challenge Launched at 10th Anniversary Celebration
    Salzburg Global Seminar 
    The 10th Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change culminated the work of their three week-long program on the multi-media platform, Medium. Their videos, articles, and multi-media content are displayed in MOVE: Media, Migration, and the Civic Imagination. It can be found here.  Speaking at the closing banquet of the 10th Annual Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, co-founders Professor Susan Moeller of the University of Maryland-College Park and Stephen Salyer, Salzburg Global Seminar President announced the creation of a $5,000 scholarship for an African student to attend the 2017 Academy session, and challenged alumni of the program to match their gift and make possible for a second scholarship to be awarded. President Salyer said: “Everyone here knows how important diverse participation is in making this experience unlike any other in the world. If the 650 alumni of the program can each find a way to earn and make a small contribution, then extraordinary participants can join this network regardless of economic means.” Moeller added: “We hope that Jeremiah Kipainoi from Kenya, who has been such an outstanding participant this year, will help us identify and review potential scholarship recipients.” The Salzburg Academy was founded in 2007 as a partnership between Salzburg Global Seminar and leading universities on five continents with strong journalism and communications programs. The goal is to develop ways that media can increase public understanding of global issues and to design and implement innovations that foster citizen engagement and better public policy. This year 70 students focused on the subject of “migration” during the three-week residential program at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria. Examples of the work they produced can be found here.  The residential program in Salzburg kicks off a year-long opportunity for students and faculty to collaborate on shared research and community-based projects. More than 650 students have been Salzburg Academy Fellows since 2007, and many across the world are rising into top positions in media, public policy, technology, research, teaching, and other fields. As the program extends its reach, its innovation network becomes an ever-more powerful voice for much-needed change, and for harnessing media to frame issues for possible solution. Take a moment now to MATCH the Media Academy Founders’ gift and help us provide a second scholarship for the 2017 Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change! You can make a contribution of any amount. Please be sure to include “Salzburg Media Academy Scholarship Match” in the box marked “Special Instructions.” Thank you! Universities that have sent students to the Salzburg Academy since 2007 include: American University of Beirut (Lebanon), American University of Sharjah (UAE), Bournemouth Univeristy (England), Chinese University of Hong Kong (China), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Daystar University (Kenya), Emerson College (USA), Florida International University (USA), Furman University (USA), Hofstra University (USA), Iberoamericana University (Mexico), Jordan Media Institute (Jordan), Lebanese American University (Lebanon), Makerere University (Uganda), Nevada State College (USA), Polytechnic University of Namibia (Namibia), Pontificia Universidad Catolica (Argentina), Pontificia Universidad Catolica (Chile), Quaid-i-Azam University (Pakistan), Southwest University of Political Science and Law (China), Stellenbosch University (Republic of South Africa), Tsinghua University (China), University of Colorado (Boulder), University of Maryland (USA), University of Miami (USA), University of Nairobi (Kenya), University of Southern California (USC), University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Trnava (Slovakia), University of Texas (USA), Zayed University (UAE).
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    Thank You!
    Thank You!
    Salzburg Global Staff 
    Now that the final tally has been completed, we want to take a moment to say thank you to all of our 2015 donors, for helping us raise $1.1 million in individual gifts.  Thanks to your generous support, Salzburg Global Seminar can continue to convene current and future leaders from around the world to address the most complex challenges of our time. This commitment to Salzburg Global ensures our impact, on both global and local levels, through the ideas and collaborations of the hundreds of people who attend our sessions each year.   However, your gift does more than sustain our work in Salzburg. As we look into 2016 and beyond, generous contributions from supporters like you allow us to focus on expanding our in-region events to support Fellows beyond their time in Salzburg, and continue to build an improved online Fellowship experience. We couldn’t do this without you.   We’re especially grateful to those who have chosen to make automatic monthly contributions. Such recurring commitments not only make it easier for you to give, but also provide us with a steady stream of funding for urgent projects — from small pieces of Schloss restoration to session needs — which add up to vital components of our work. Should you be able to consider this option in 2016, we would greatly appreciate such continued support.    On behalf of everyone at Salzburg Global, we wish you a happy, healthy, and successful 2016.
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    Can we count on you before midnight tomorrow?
    Can we count on you before midnight tomorrow?
    Stephen L. Salyer 
    There are only a few chances left to make your 2015 gift. To boost participation in our annual fund, a long-time friend has offered to contribute $100 for every additional donation we receive by midnight on December 31 – that’s $10,000 if 100 Fellows make a gift! Can we count on your support to reach our goal? Thank you for all that you do to support Salzburg Global. Your generous contribution of any size guarantees that we can look forward to 2016 with excitement for all that is to come. From all of us at Salzburg Global Seminar, we wish you the very best for a happy and healthy New Year. With Best Wishes, Stephen L. SalyerPresident, Salzburg Global Seminar P.S. Make any size of gift and trigger $100 in additional support! To make your donation, simply click here to donate now.
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    A final farewell and one last request
    Outgoing Vice President and Chief Development Officer George Zarubin
    A final farewell and one last request
    George Zarubin 
    Time is running out for you to join with other friends and supporters of Salzburg Global Seminar to ensure that young leaders worldwide have the opportunity to become Salzburg Global Fellows. This is my last holiday season with Salzburg Global. As much as I will miss this incredible place, I feel grateful for the inspiration and insights I take with me as I become an agent for change in Bulgaria. Like so many others around the world, I will remain an active member of the Salzburg Global family. To affirm this commitment, I have renewed and increased my own 2015 gift. Will you take a moment right now and join me? Salzburg Global relies on supporters like us to create dynamic programs and recruit exceptional faculty and Fellows. To boost participation in our annual fund, a long-time friend has offered to contribute $100 for every additional donation we receive by midnight on December 31 – that’s $10,000 if 100 Fellows push the donate button and make a gift!   Won’t you help us meet this challenge?   Please make it possible for deserving young leaders – who drive change across the world – to have a life-changing Salzburg experience in 2016. With sincere thanks, and best wishes for the New Year! George Zarubin Fellow (and former vice president), Salzburg Global SeminarPresident, America for Bulgaria Foundation P.S. Make any size of gift and trigger $100 in additional support! To make your donation, simply click on donate now below.
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    Session 311 (1994): Is Europe Losing its Way?
    Session 311 (1994): Is Europe Losing its Way?
    Benjamin Glahn 
    In 1994, Salzburg Global Seminar Session 311 addressed a very important question: Is Europe Losing its Way? Chaired by the late Sir Michael Palliser, our long-time vice chairman, the session aimed to answer a question that the ongoing refugee crisis has again brought to the forefront of global dialogue. The discussions we began in 1994 remain highly relevant to conversations on issues of international cooperation, economic opportunity, and migration. This year, our annual Palliser Lecture, delivered by former UK Attorney General Dominic Grieve, addressed the question of whether international obligations – such as membership in the EU and NATO – are restraints that undermine sovereignty or keys that can unlock opportunities for cooperation and influence.  Our session on Youth, Economics and Violence: Implications for Future Conflict addressed the interconnected problems and opportunities of large youth populations in key regions around the world. In addition, our special program on The Immigration Crisis: A Preview of Things to Come? asked how governments can cooperate to address the underlying challenges of mass migration while at the same time generate opportunities that benefit all. Within these conversations, one important theme has remained constant: international, cross-sectoral collaboration is essential to resolve the most complex challenges of our time, and institutions that enable such collaboration have a critical role to play. In 1994, Session 311 asked another, perhaps more important question: Is Europe Finding its Way? As Salzburg Global Seminar looks ahead to 2016, we appreciate more than ever the common commitment to international cooperation that we share with our partners, Fellows, and friends around the world. This is a commitment that helps us all to find our way. Thanks to the support of people like you, current and future leaders from around the world can work together to address the most complex challenges of our time. Your generous support of our work makes this global cooperation possible, and enables us to continue to evolve in our understanding of the world, while encouraging others to do the same. Thank you, and with our very best wishes for 2016! Benjamin Glahn Vice President of Business Affairs P.S. To make your 2015 contribution to Salzburg Global, click here to donate now.
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    Session 266 (1988): AIDS - Confronting an Epidemic
    Session 266 (1988): AIDS - Confronting an Epidemic
    John Lotherington & Paul Jansen 
    As we eagerly await the start of next year’s program, we at Salzburg Global Seminar are excited to build upon the groundwork laid in 2015. While many of our ongoing discussions will be continued, we also recognize the critical importance of beginning new conversations that address the complex challenges of our world today. Salzburg Global has a long history of encouraging early dialogue surrounding controversial issues unique to their time. One example was our 1988 session AIDS: Confronting an Epidemic, which began to anticipate the devastating threat HIV posed to the health and livelihood of people across the world. Although HIV/AIDS is now a consistent topic of discussion within the broader global health narrative, this session sought to build knowledge and tackle the challenges that many at the time refused to discuss.  These efforts to highlight essential agendas continue today with our long-running Health and Healthcare Innovation series, which this year, explored the growing intersection of big data and public health. Our desire to introduce new issue areas to our program demonstrates our readiness to evolve alongside them. As conversations expand and become global, we do too. By exploring the new issues that impact people, climate, and culture, Salzburg Global continuously reassesses the role of the global citizen. Will you help us ensure the same progress in 2016? As we reflect upon the support of our dedicated global network, we know how fortunate we are to have so many people who believe in the work we do. Thank you for trusting us to address today’s most pressing challenges, and for your willingness to solve them with us. All the best,   John Lotherington and Paul Jansen Program Directors P.S. To make your 2015 contribution to Salzburg Global, click here to donate now.
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