Empower our Fellows to find bold and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing issues through our programs.

War. Genocide. Famine. Climate change. Pandemics. Inequality. Financial collapse. For all the progress and prosperity that the world has seen since 1947, we face evermore complex challenges in a rapidly changing world. Salzburg Global connects people and institutions with a passion for tackling tough problems, finding innovative solutions, and ultimately shaping a better world. 

The work starts in Salzburg, but it doesn’t end here. 

Our programs have long inspired Fellows to initiate bold new projects upon their return home. Working with carefully selected partners, we now embed in every program the opportunity to discuss and design downstream solutions. With the help of new micro-grants, collaboration among Fellows and partner institutions will produce initiatives ranging from grassroots projects to high-level policy proposals. Whether fighting prejudice in post-conflict societies, revitalizing economically-deprived cities, or spreading low-cost/high-impact health care solutions, multi-year Salzburg Global partnerships will generate long-term action for impact.

Through Inspiring Leadership: The Campaign for Salzburg Global Seminar, we will support program research and development, seed Fellows’ pilot projects, and finance new institutional collaborations. 


Learn more about our programs and impact

Salzburg Global President's Report 2018

The 2018 edition of the Salzburg Global President’s Report presents the renewed mission and strategic framework of the organization, announces an exciting new campaign, and reviews each of the last year’s programs

From Scholarships to Schloss Renovations

Contributions to Inspiring Leadership: The Campaign for Salzburg Global Seminar will support three critical priorities or “pillars,” bolstering our efforts to bridge divides and break through barriers, supercharge innovation, and preserve and invest in key assets.

For the Love of Humankind

Since our earliest years, Salzburg Global Seminar has longbenefited from the generosity of our Fellows, board members and wider circle of friends in funding myriad initiatives from scholarships to renovations. This year, we are launching an ambitious fundraising campaign to increase our impact and to sustain our service for future generations.

A Positive Space in a Polarizing World

The world is facing growing polarization not seen since the Cold War. Fissures erupt between differing political systems, cultures, religions and generations as understanding and respect for the “other” deteriorates. Bridging divides has been fundamental to Salzburg Global Seminar since our beginning and today remains central to our mission to shape a better world.

From Students to Statesmen

Targeting people at the cutting edge of change — whether they are college students, artists, civil society activists or central bankers — our programs help bridge divides on the ground and in the mind. 

Combined Efforts, Maximum Effect

As American writer and social activist Helen Keller once said: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” To this end, Salzburg Global Seminar seeks to expand collaboration between its Fellows and institutional partners, fostering lasting networks and partnerships for creative, just and sustainable change.