Programs: Faculty/Curricular Support Fund - Salzburg Global Seminar Fellowship Program (Faculty Only)
The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC), in conjunction with the Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new fellowship to send one Haverford faculty member annually to a Salzburg Global Seminar session. Founded in 1947, the Salzburg Global Seminar, housed in the remarkable Schloss Leopoldskron, has emerged as "one of Europe's foremost forums for the discussion of global issues, bringing together future leaders from around the world to meet and work with prominent individuals from virtually every realm of human endeavor: politics, economics, social and environmental concerns, the arts and academia". For more information on the Salzburg Global Seminar, please visit the SGS website.
Salzburg Global Seminars are five-day sessions focused on critical challenges confronting the global community and designed to formulate innovative solutions to global problems. Beginning with Session 1 in 1947, the Salzburg Global Seminar has convened people committed to making a difference in the world in candid and informed discussion to inspire innovative thinking and to pioneer practical strategies for change.
In 2008, the Salzburg Global Seminar will conduct Sessions 450-460 to address a compelling range of political, social, cultural, and economic issues that affect the future of the world. View the complete calendar of seminars.
The Seminar bring together approximately sixty distinguished international faculty members and emerging leaders, known as "Fellows," from government, business, academia, and non-governmental organizations. Seminars are cross-sectoral and cross-cultural in approach with the objective of broadening and deepening perspectives to promote informed action and far-sighted decision-making among key professionals worldwide. Particular emphasis is placed on generating cutting-edge ideas and on developing proposals for action.
Salzburg Global Seminars are structured around morning lectures and discussions by leading experts on the session topic. Afternoon working groups are facilitated by faculty members who lead the group in developing strategies for change, policy proposals or projects for cooperative action. Follow-on activities mediated by staff, faculty, and Fellows extend the work and value of the session.
In addition to informing course teaching at Haverford, the benefits of participating in a SGS seminar are enduring, since all session Fellows are enfolded into the organization's international network. In sum, the Salzburg Global Seminar will provide Haverford faculty with a chance to explore critical global issues at a very high level of intellectual and professional excellence.
For all these reasons, we are especially pleased that the Salzburg Global Seminar has established an ongoing relationship with Haverford whereby the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship will select one faculty member per year to receive full funding to a SGS session. (Haverford participation in the Salzburg seminars is not restricted to the CPGC fellowship; faculty members are also encouraged to apply directly to the SGS.)
Potential session participants typically apply directly to the Salzburg Global Seminar through their online registration link. But applicants for the annual CPGC/SGS Fellowship will apply directly to the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, which will forward its selection to the Salzburg Global Seminar for expedited registration. Although the Salzburg Global Seminar reserves a final right of review for all of its Fellowship programs and registrations, every effort will be made to ensure that CPGC/SGS nominees are selected to participate in the program of their choice. The Salzburg Global Seminar's contact person for procedural issues is Ingrid Wolf-Hattinger, director of admissions, who can be contacted for any questions about the arrangements of the fellowship. In addition, Susanna Seidl-Fox, director of seminars, can be contacted for questions specific to the content of each session.
Application for the CPGC/SGS Fellowship is competitive, and requires a two-page statement that  identifies the desired session;  explains the relationship of the session theme to the applicant's teaching and research; and  outlines ways that this experience will be communicated back to the larger Haverford community. The strongest applications will resonate closely with the CPGC's mission to advance Haverford's long-standing commitment to peace and social justice through research, education and action and to integrate innovative scholarship and responsible engagement around contemporary issues of global significance. Applications will be reviewed by the CPGC Steering Committee; details regarding application deadlines and procedures will be sent directly to all faculty members via email.