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Salzburg in the World

Even from its beginnings as the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, Salzburg Global Seminar has been more than just a transatlantic-focused organization. Today, Salzburg Global Fellows come from all the world’s regions— which is where Salzburg Global programs can be found, too.

Crossing Continents

Not all Salzburg Global Seminar programs happen at Schloss Leopoldskron – connecting Fellows across the globe and offering additional sessions to long-running programs, Salzburg Global held events on four continents from 2011 to 2013.

In Europe, events were not only held in Salzburg but also in London, UK; Vienna, Austria; Moscow, Russia; Klingenthal, Strasbourg, France; The Hague, The Netherlands; Athens, Greece; and Berlin, Germany.

In North America, Fellows gathered in Washington, DC; San Jose, CA; Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; and the Mellon Fellow Community Initiative met in Atlanta, GA, and Elkins, WV.

In the Middle East and North Africa, in addition to a Fellowship gathering in Amman, Jordan, a weekend-long program was held in Cairo, Egypt.

And in Asia, the first ever full-length session was held in Kyoto, with a public forum in Tokyo, to mark 25 years of partnership between Salzburg Global and The Nippon Foundation.

Salzburg Global Seminar and The Nippon Foundation mark 25 years of partnership

The first ever full Salzburg Global session was held in Asia to mark 25 years of partnership between Salzburg Global Seminar and The Nippon Foundation. After a week in Kyoto of expert-led lectures and “scenario planning” workshops on aging societies, regional co-operation and energy security, the 30 Fellows traveled to Tokyo for a public forum to present their ideas. A panel debate followed, which was broadcast as a special edition of Asian Voices on NHK World, the Japanese public broadcaster’s English-language channel, hosted by Salzburg Global Fellow Aiko Doden.

Short Facts


Salzburg Global Fellows

Every participant of a Salzburg Global program becomes a member of the Salzburg Global Fellowship. Between 2011 and 2013, 1844 people came from across the world’s regions to take part in our programs, becoming part of this network of more than 26,000 change-makers.



Salzburg Global Fellows and Salzburg Academies students come from all of the world’s regions; 2011 to 2013 saw participants come from 136 different countries across all six continents, which leaves just Antarctica not represented!


Salzburg Academies Students

Besides our “core” sessions for both young and seasoned professionals, Salzburg Global runs several “Salzburg Academies” programs; 2011 to 2013, saw over 840 remarkable young men and women take part in our programs on Global Citizenship, Media and Global Change, and the Future of Private and Public International Law.

I OWE AN IMMEASURABLE DEBT OF GRATITUDE TO SALZBURG GLOBAL SEMINAR AND THE KOREA FOUNDATION FOR GIVING ME SUCH A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY. Jaechun Kim, Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Sogang University, Seoul, Session 509

In 2012, Salzburg Global Seminar launched a new scholarship scheme with the Korea Foundation, providing full tuition and travel to specially selected candidates. Salzburg Global Board Member, Claudio X. Gonzalez also pledged several scholarships, enabling Fellows to travel from Mexico.