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Jul 15, 2021
by Benjamin Glahn
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Salzburg Global's Main Seminar Room Renamed Fellows Hall

Jul 15, 2021
Benjamin Glahn

On Salzburg Global Day, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Benjamin Glahn reveals new name for room formerly known as Parker Hall Fellows Hall, a space which will remain at the heart of our programs

Happy Salzburg Global Day!

Today we recognize the anniversary of our first program, which began on 15 July 1947, and we celebrate you, the Fellows and friends of Salzburg Global Seminar. On this day each year we reflect on how much we have to be thankful for - especially for the continued commitment and desire to shape a better world among our global fellowship.

As we look ahead to our rapidly approaching 75th anniversary, we are initiating a year of opportunities to celebrate and honor all of our Fellows. We could think of no better way to begin than by sharing the news that we have renamed our main seminar room from Parker Hall to Fellows Hall.

Fellows Hall has long been at the heart of our programs. It is where many of us first met colleagues and started new friendships. It is where we heard innovative ideas, wrestled with challenging problems, and shared emotional stories. It is where we work with one another to consider different approaches, explore issues from multiple perspectives, and initiate change processes that continue to have an impact for years into the future.

We have not held in-person programs at Schloss Leopoldskron since March 2020, but we have used this period to renovate many of our historic rooms – including Fellows Hall. We are grateful to our generous donors who have helped finance this work.

We appreciate that Salzburg Global, at its heart, is all of us, and we are proud to have renamed one of our most important spaces to reflect that. We eagerly await the chance to have Fellows again here in Salzburg to bring the new Fellows Hall to life!

PS - As we look forward to our 75th anniversary in July 2022, let today mark the beginning of a celebration in your honor! We encourage you to mark this day however you wish to: organize an online call with friends made at a Salzburg program; share a memory on social media using #SalzburgGlobalDay; or, catch up with Salzburg Global’s latest news or take a look at our upcoming programs. Today is your day!