Ana ADI is the head of international development for the Media School and a lecturer in marketing and corporate communications at Bournemouth University. She teaches, researches, and provides consultancy on matters related to digital media strategy, management, content planning, monitoring, and measurement. She is currently conducting various pieces of research related to political communication, health communication, corporate social responsibility, and the Olympics, all of them using social media data and tools and digital media research methods. She is also interested in digital archiving and analysis and visualisation of big data. Ana is co-coordinator of Project-India, a collaborative journalism initiative aiming to offer an alternative take on the 2014 Indian Elections. She also works on Olympic Volunteering Histories, aiming to capture the memories of the London 2012 Olympics of volunteers in a oral history project and digital media archive.
Anwar AKHTAR is the founding director of the Samosa, a digital media project, focusing on Britain and South Asia, developed to support welfare, human rights, education, and citizenship groups in Pakistan. The Samosa promotes economic and social development with a focus on working with Diaspora communities to engage them with larger NGOs and international development networks. Anwar also works closely with The Royal Society of Arts & Commerce on their Britain and Pakistan programs, which build and support education, culture and citizenship links between Britain and Pakistan. Working with young film makers from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Manchester, and London, they have now produced and curated over 50 films looking at identity, education, equality, culture, religion, health, development, conflict resolution, women, tolerance, and minority rights issues in Pakistan and the UK. Anwar holds a degree in politics, history, and economics from the Sheffield Hallam University. He is a Fellow of Salzburg Global's Fellowship event 14, The Do's and Don'ts of Intervention, 2010, and Session 532, Conflict Transformation through Culture: Peace-Building and the Arts, 2014, and served as Faculty for the Fellowship 30 event Islam in the West: Alternative Visions, held in London in 2012.
Sanjeev CHATERJEE is an award winning documentary media maker and teacher. He has taught classes in studio and field production, media and society, writing and documentary production at the University of Miami. He received an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2002 and has been nominated two more times since. In 2007, Professor Chatterjee was honored with the Images and Voices of Hope World Summit Award of Appreciation for his documentary work. He has been on the faculty of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, 2008 and 2009. In 2010, he was a featured speaker at TEDxMiami and received a Fulbright scholarship to work with students in India in 2011. Professor Chatterjee served as the Executive Director of the Knight Center for International Media at the School of Communication from 2007 to 2010 when he commenced his Fulbright responsibilities in India. He also served as a vice-dean of the School of Communication during the same period.
Jennifer COLVILLE is a Policy Advisor in the Knowledge, Innovation and Capacity Group of the Bureau for Development Policy in the United Nations Development Programme. The Group is UNDP's in-house resource for policy advice and technical support to partner countries around the world. Jennifer leads the Group's effort to explore "next generation" capacities needed to manage the complex, dynamic and unpredictable nature of development today, with a specific focus on innovative approaches to collaboration, participation and inclusion. In her global role, she works across UNDP's five regions and across thematic areas, such as youth employment and livelihoods, sustainable development, post-conflict, and disaster risk reduction. She manages UNDP's newly launched Innovation Facility, a $10 million fund to support innovation for development around the world. Previously, Jennifer managed the development and worldwide rollout of UNDP's frameworks for assessing and measuring capacities. She worked with colleagues the world over, from Armenia to Yemen, to adapt these frameworks and methodologies to country contexts and needs. Prior to joining the UN system, Jennifer worked with Accenture, the international management consulting firm, in its strategic services group, advising clients in the consumer product goods and retail industries, such as Mars, Inc., Procter & Gamble, Colgate, and Bahlsen; and with Burson-Marsteller, in their public affairs and crisis management group. Jennifer earned a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.
Rhys DUANIC is founder and director of The Media Spot. He has facilitated student media productions, and developed media literacy curricula with educators throughout the country and abroad, primarily within New York City public schools. Throughout his career, Mr. Daunic has produced and published process-focused films and other professional development resources on themediaspot.org. His reflections on this work have been published in the Journal of Media Literacy Education , and Media Literacy Education in Action: Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives. In 2012, Mr. Daunic began teaching graduate-level media literacy courses at Columbia University Teachers College , and facilitating at the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy at the Harrington School of Communications at the University of Rhode Island. He is currently serving on the Executive Board of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) . He has also consulted in NYC schools through Digital School Solutions, and Teaching Matters Inc. , and is the media literacy director for The Generation Connection , a non-profit intergenerational summer camp focusing on media literacy and the environment, which he helped create with his parents in 2003. Mr. Rhys holds a B.A. in history and film from the Washington University in St. Louis . And an M.A. in media studies from The New School University .
Alfredo DILLON graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) and a Bachelor's degree in Literature from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). He has a Masters degree in Journalism from University of San Andrés (Argentina) and is currently undertaking a PhD in Social Sciences at Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has also specialized in International Information at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). He has been a professor at the Social Communication Institute at Universidad Católica Argentina since 2006. In 2010 he began to work as a researcher at the same university. His research interests include social networks, sensationalism, cultural industries, literature and cinema. He is part of the Audiovisual Communication Studies Program at UCA. Besides his academic activities, he works as a journalist at Clarín, the biggest newspaper in Argentina, where he writes for the Education section. Among his latest publications are Privacy in Facebook According to Argentine Teenagers (2014); What you see is what you get.. Identities of Argentine adolescents in Facebook (2013) and Communication, Social Networks and Democracy According to Journalists in Argentina (2012).
May FARAH recently joined the media studies program at the American University of Beirut as assistant professor of media studies. She teaches courses on theories of media, representations, and the relationship between media and contemporary Arab society. Her own research is situated at the intersections of media studies, cultural studies, and Middle Eastern studies, with a particular emphasis on theories of diaspora, nationalism, and representations in media. Her research focuses on the relationship between diasporic/displaced populations and (national) identity in a globalized media age and media representations of gender and the "other". Prior to joining the world of academia, Dr. Farah was a journalist, reporting on divergent issues, from the dire situation of refugees to happier stories on music festivals and travel. She received her Ph.D. from the department of media, culture and communication at New York University.
Roman GERODIMOS is a principal academic in global current affairs in the Media School at Bournemouth University, UK. Dr. Gerodimos holds an M.Sc. in European politics and policy (LSE) and a Ph.D. in political communication from Bournemouth University. He is the winner of the 2010 Arthur McDougall prize for his research on online youth civic engagement and NGO websites. Roman's current research projects focus on the role of public space and digital media in fostering urban coexistence; youth perceptions of global citizenship and civic responsibility; populism and political violence in Greece. He is the founder and convener of the Greek Politics Specialist Group of the UK's Political Studies Association and has organised international conferences on new media and diplomacy (2009), media and empowerment (2011), the Greek crisis (2011) and extremism in Europe (2014). He is the co-editor of The Media, Political Participation and Empowerment (Routledge 2013) and The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece Beyond the Crisis (Palgrave 2014) and his work has appeared in numerous global media outlets (CNN, BBC, AP, Euronews, USA Today, Newsweek etc). Roman loves reading about history, science and politics, visiting museums, and playing the piano. He also has a passion for travelling, exploring urban landscapes and visiting the locations of his favourite films and TV series. He regularly creates photographic exhibitions from his travels which are available on his website at www.romangerodimos.com
Eric GORDON is a researcher and game designer who investigates how games and social media impact civic learning and local engagement. He is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and the director of the Engagement Lab () at Emerson College, where he is an associate professor in the Department of Visual and Media Arts. He has led game design processes with the United Nation Development Program, the International Red Cross / Red Crescent, the World Bank and municipal governments throughout the United States. He is the co-author (with Adriana de Souza e Silva) of the book Net Locality: Why Location Matters in a Networked World (2011) and the author of the Urban Spectator: American Concept-cities from Kodak to Google (2010). He received his Ph.D. in 2003 from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.
Manuel Guerrero Martinez is full-time researcher of political communication at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He is a member of the Executive Board of the UNESCO chairs in Communication. He is also member of the National System of Researchers and academic coordinator of the Professional Electoral Service at the Federal Electoral Institute in Mexico. His research focuses on the role that the (digital) media plays in new democracies, especially on governmental transparency and political accountability, and on the effects of the media on political attitudes. On these topics, he has published a number of book chapters, journal articles and books. Manuel holds a Ph.D. in political and social science from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and an M.Phil. in Latin American studies from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Justeen HYDE is the director of research and evaluation at the Institute for Community Health in Cambridge, MA and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. At the Institute for Community Health she oversees a large portfolio of participatory research and evaluation focused on community and public health. Major areas of interest include homelessness, mental health, HIV/AIDS, child welfare and public health systems. Justeen is also the director of the Massachusetts Practice Based Research Network for Public Health, where she has led the development and implementation of several studies examining local public health delivery systems and strategies for improving the equitable delivery of services across the Commonwealth. Her current research also includes qualitative studies examining changes in the healthcare environment following the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Justeen teaches several courses at the Harvard School of Public Health and at Tufts University, including community-based participatory research and qualitative research methods for health sciences. Justeen holds a Ph.D. from the University of California.
Anthony IOANNIDIS has over ten years of experience in usability and corporate training. In 2011, he set up his own consultancy, IAsquare, helping clients across various sectors, from education and media to finance and charity; discover the advantages of a user-centered design process. At his Academy workshop, Anthony will be looking at how usability affects our everyday life. He will demonstrate tools of the trade used to observe as well as shape people's decisions, and share tips on how we can 'nudge' them towards the right (or wrong!) direction. Anthony holds a B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Crete, and after careful experimentation and determining that most humans don't really understand computers, and vice versa, he decided to fix that and in order to do so, pursued an M.Sc. in human-computer interaction and ergonomics at University College London, with an ultimate goal to help computers and humans understand each other a little bit better.
Stephen JUKES is Dean of Bournemouth University's Media School, the largest centre in the UK for the study of Journalism and Communication, Media Production, Computer Animation and Corporate and Marketing Communications. He has spent most of his working career as a foreign correspondent for the international news agency Reuters, covering news in eastern and western Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Mr. Jukes began his career as a newspaper reporter in Brighton before switching to Reuters. During a series of postings over more than 20 years he covered numerous top stories, ranging from the ousting of Margaret Thatcher and disappearance of Robert Maxwell to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. He has reported extensively from the Middle East, interviewing King Fahd of Saudi Arabia and overseeing coverage of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. In his final position at Reuters, Mr. Jukes was global Head of News, responsible for all editorial output. He also ran Reuters publishing programme, overseeing a series of books on foreign and financial affairs in conjunction with Pearson and Prentice Hall. Before taking up his appointment as Dean of the Media School in 2005 he was a visiting scholar at Green College, Oxford. He is chair of the Dart Center's European operations (a global organisation focusing on the media and trauma), and deputy chair of the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (a charity in honour of a U.S. war correspondent killed in Sierra Leone). He has an M.A. in modern languages from Hertford College, Oxford.
Julian MCDOUGALL is Director of the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University and Associate Professor in Media and Education. He is the editor of the Media Education Research Journal and the Journal of Media Practice and author of a range of books, chapters and journal articles in the fields of media education, media literacy and pedagogy. He convenes a Media Literacy special interest group for the United Kingdom Literacy Association. Julian lives a long way from work, thanks to the internet. He has 2 kids, a lively dog and supports a poor football team. He is resigned to another painful World Cup with England.
Jad MELKI is director of media studies and assistant professor of journalism and media studies at the American University of Beirut. He is chair of the Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut, a visiting faculty at the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, and an affiliated research director at the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda (ICMPA) at the University of Maryland, College Park. Previously, he was a visiting faculty at Johns Hopkins University and Towson University, teaching research methods, media and society, media literacy, multimedia and broadcast journalism, as well as media, war, and terrorism. Dr. Melki has been a broadcast and online journalist for over twelve years working with U.S. American and Arab media. He was part of the Webby award and Press Club award winning Hot Zone team (Yahoo! News), covering the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war. He received his Ph.D. in journalism and media studies from the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
Paul MIHAILIDIS is an assistant professor at the school of communication at Emerson College in Boston, MA, where he teaches media literacy and interactive media. His research focuses on the nexus of media, education, and civic voices. In addition, Paul is the program director of Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change at Salzburg Global Seminar, a global media literacy incubator program that annually gathers 70 students and a dozen Faculty to build networks for media innovation, civic voices, and global change. He sits on the board of directors for the National Association of Media Literacy Education and was recently named associate director of the newly formed Engagement Labs at Emerson College. Paul has authored numerous books and papers exploring media education and citizenship, and travelled to around the world speaking about media literacy and engagement in digital culture. His book, Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen (2014), outlines effective practices for participatory citizenship and engagement in digital culture.
Susan MOELLER is the director of the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda (ICMPA) at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is also professor of media and international affairs at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and an affiliated faculty member of the School of Public Policy at Maryland. She is co-founder and a faculty member of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change in Austria, an initiative of ICMPA and Salzburg Global Seminar. Susan is the author of a number of books, including Packaging Terrorism: Co-opting the News for Politics and Profit, Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death and Shooting War: Photography and the American Experience of Combat . Her commentary appears frequently in newspapers and magazines around the world. Susan was formerly the director of the Journalism Program at Brandeis University and a fellow in the International Security Program and at the Joan Shorenstein Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy both at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She was twice a Fulbright Professor in international relations in Pakistan and in Thailand, and has also taught at Princeton and at Pacific Lutheran universities. Susan holds a B.A. from Yale University, where she was selected as a Scholar of the House, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in history and the history of American civilization from Harvard University. Prior to her graduate work, Susan was a journalist in Washington, DC. In 2008, she was named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and she was also named a Teacher of the Year by the State of Maryland Board of Regents. In 2014 she was named an Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellow, by the University of Maryland.
Stephen REESE is the Jesse H. Jones Professor and associate dean for academic affairs at The University of Texas at Austin's School of Communication. He has taught a wide range of subjects, from broadcast news to critical thinking for journalists, and he has served in a number of administrative positions, including graduate advisor and director of the School. His s research focuses on media effects and press performance. He is co-author, with Pamela Shoemaker, of the highly praised Mediating the Message: Theories of Influence on Mass Media Content, now in its second edition. His most recent work is Framing Public Life: Perspectives on the Media and How We Understand the Social World (Erlbaum, 2001). Dr. Reese's professional media work has been in public and commercial radio, beginning in Knoxville, Tennessee, and later in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Madison, Wisconsin. He has held major editorial and administrative positions with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and served as political communication division head for the International Communication Association. He was awarded AEJMC's Krieghbaum Under-40 Award for outstanding achievement in research, teaching, and public service. Dr. Reese received a B.A. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Reese has served as a faculty member at numerous Salzburg Academy programs.
Jessica ROBERTS is a lecturer of communications at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China. She previously taught on the Fall 2013 voyage of the Semester at Sea program. Jessica has worked as a journalist for The Santiago Times in Chile, The Santa Monica Daily Press in California, The Cape Times in South Africa, and The News21 Initiative funded by the Carnegie-Knight Foundation. Prior to beginning her career and studies in journalism, she worked as a teacher in Ecuador, the Czech Republic, and Thailand. Jessica holds an M.A. in journalism from the University of Southern California, CA and a Ph.D. in journalism studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Stephen SLAYER became the eighth president of Salzburg Global Seminar in September 2005. Under his leadership, Salzburg Global's program has become more policy-oriented, including long-term initiatives to strengthen independent media and their impact on development objectives, to promote the rule of law across diverse societies, to increase North-South cooperation on sustainability efforts, and to encourage new forms of global philanthropy. Salyer was President of Public Radio International from 1988 - 2005, and under his leadership the U.S. network's affiliate structure expanded from 200 to more than 800 stations and became a major supplier of international and financial news programming. He co-founded in 1999 and chaired until 2005 a nationwide web service company for public television and radio stations-Public Interactive, LLC. He was senior vice-president of WNET/Thirteen, the PBS flagship program producer, and associate-in-charge of Public Issues at The Population Council in New York City. His career began as a speech writer for the philanthropist, John D. Rockefeller 3rd, for whom he managed grant-making in women's health, family planning and sex education. He is a graduate of Davidson College and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He spent a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship year investigating population and development policy in Sub-Saharan Africa, and was a Root-Tilden Scholar at New York University School of Law. He serves on the boards of the Salzburg Global Seminar, Guidestar USA and Davidson College, from which he received an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree in 2003
Najib SHARIFI is president of Afghan Journalists Safety Committee and Afghan Voices. He has worked for some of the world's leading news organizations, including the New York Times, BBC, CNN, and National Public Radio (NPR). He has also worked as a researcher for the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) and Human Rights Watch. Additionally, he has served as senior political officer for the Office of the Special Representative of the European Union for Afghanistan. Sharifi was trained as a medical doctor in Afghanistan and received a Fulbright scholarship to study journalism at the University of Maryland in the USA. He is a frequent commentator on issues of Afghanistan on Afghan and international media. His opinion pieces have appeared in global media outlets, including South Asia Global Affairs journal and Foreign Policy magazine.
Margarita TORRES is a full time professor at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, where she teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs and coordinate the journalism area and the Programa Iberoamericano de Derecho a la Información (Latin American Program for the Right to Information). She is specialized in ethics and professionalism in journalism, the right to information, digital journalism and access to public information as a tool for investigative journalism. Cofounder of the Periodistas de a Pie, a network of journalists that seeks to share research techniques, strategies for coverage and other information with a human rights perspective.
Jan VISNOVSKY was born in Piestany, Slovakia. He currently serves as a lecturer in the Department of Mass Media Communication, Faculty of Mass Media Communication at the University of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia. He participated in study abroad at the Institute of Communication University of Vienna (2010). Dr. Visnovský's research focuses on the history of Slovak and world journalism with a focus on structural and compositional issues of periodicals and history of television as well. He is a member of the Department of International Relations and Academic Cooperation and a member of the editorial board of the journal Communication Today. He has published a monograph Life and Work of Dominik Tatarka (2009) and is a co-editor of the publication History of World Journalism (English and American ones). He is holder of license to practice as a mediator in the Slovak Republic.
Daphne WALES is a lecturer at the Harrington School of Communication and Media Studies, University of Rhode Island, RI. Her academic and research interests include community development, especially as it pertains to sustainable living, media criticism and music as political and cultural expression. Currently she is examining sustainable living and global challenges which confront the economic and historical paradigms of the 21st century. Among her recently tough courses are communication fundamentals, great American speeches, interpersonal communication, small group communication, and sustainable energy and communication. Daphne also enjoys advising students on their academic career as they prepare for and integrate their studies into real world ventures during the time they are enrolled at the University and well beyond. She is a member of Interdisciplinary Media Major committee; UNClassroom: Harrington School Professional Partnerships committee; and a treasurer at Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Among Daphne's selected publications is presentation entitled The Commodification of Culture: An Examination or Rap Music (2002) and paper entitled The Manipulation of Race in the Thomas
Gintė STANKEVIČIŪTĖ is a program associate at the Salzburg Global Seminar. In her role, she assists program directors with the development, administration, and logistics of several sessions per year. Her previous jobs include an administrative assistant position at Baltic Property Trust Asset Management in Vilnius, Lithuania, as well as temporary office administrator positions at Philip Morris Baltic and IBM. She held various internship positions in international companies in Lithuania, Czech Republic and Austria, including an internship at the Seminar in 2009. Ms. Stankevičiūtė holds a B.A. in communications & mass media from the University of New York in Prague and a M.Sc. in persuasive communications from the University of Amsterdam.
Tanya YILMAZ is the Communications and Marketing Intern at Salzburg Global Seminar. Within her role, Tanya covers Salzburg Global’s programs by writing daily blogs, features and news articles; interviewing Salzburg Global Fellows; producing multimedia content for SalzburgGlobal.org; and engaging with Salzburg Global Fellows via social media. Prior to joining Salzburg Global in June 2014, she worked at a variety of work experience placements in the field of journalism and communications, predominantly for local newspapers and magazines in the UK such as Local World Media and Immediate Media Company. Tanya is also an alumna of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, which she attended in July 2013. She holds a B.A. in multimedia journalism from Bournemouth University, UK, together with professional qualifications from the UK’s National Council for the Training of Journalists.
Julia LOEWENTHAL is the Community Manager for the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. She helps Paul Mihailidis with content curation, website management, and alumni relations. Her other work experience includes interning with The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, working as the communications assistant for Cambodian Living Arts in Phnom Penh, and acting as both administrative assistant and box office manager for Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She will soon receive her Bachelor of Science in communication studies from Emerson College. She is an alumna of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, which she attended in July 2013 with Tanya Yilmaz.
Clare SHINE was appointed vice president and chief program officer of the Salzburg Global Seminar in January 2012. A firm believer in multi-disciplinary thinking, her own background spans law, business, sustainability and the arts. Clare is a UK-qualified barrister bilingual in French with 20 years’ experience as an international environmental policy analyst for the UN and regional organizations, governments, the private sector and NGOs. Her work and publications have focused on biodiversity and ecosystems, international trade, transboundary cooperation and conflict prevention, and she has extensive experience of governance and capacity-building across Europe, Africa, South-East Asia and the Austral-Pacific. Clare has played an influential role in biosecurity strategy development since 1999, working as legal adviser to the Global Invasive Species Programme/World Bank, the European Union, the Council of Europe and the Convention on Biological Diversity. She co-authored the European Strategy on Invasive Alien Species endorsed by 43 countries and jointly led the team advising the EU on implementing the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing for Genetic Resources. Clare was made an Associate of the Institute for European Environmental Policy in 2008 and is a long-standing member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law. She began her career in industry and the media after studying literature at Oxford University and has written regularly for the Financial Times arts section since 2003.
Jochen FRIED is the director of education at the Salzburg Global Seminar. In this capacity he is responsible for the development and implementation of the Seminar’s Mellon Fellow Community Initiative, International Study Programs for students and faculty, and other related education programs. He is the former director of the Universities Project of the Salzburg Global Seminar. Prior to joining the Seminar in 1998, Dr. Fried worked as head of programs at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna and as senior officer in the secretariat of the German Science Council in Cologne, Germany. After receiving a doctorate in German literature from Düsseldorf University, Germany in 1984, he was lecturer at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, and at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, under the auspices of the German Academic Exchange Service. He has been a visiting scholar at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and recently spent a year as a Fulbright scholar-in-residence at San Jose State University in California and at Bronx Community College in New York during the 2007-2008 academic year. Dr. Fried’s main areas of professional interest are higher education and research policy. He serves as an expert for national and international institutions and organizations including the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture; the European Union; The Council of Europe; and is a member of the European Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences (ECOLAS).
David GOLDMAN is the associate director of Education at the Salzburg Global Seminar. He previously served as the coordinator of the International Study Program and a program associate for the Seminar’s general programs. Based in Austria, he assists with the developmental, academic, administrative, and logistical preparations for the Salzburg Global Seminar’s International Study Program for college students and faculty as well as a number of additional educational initiatives. Originally from Maryland, Mr. Goldman received a B.A. in history and African studies from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs. As part of his studies, he lived in Zimbabwe, where he developed a particular interest in southern African political, social, and cultural issues. In addition to his work at the Salzburg Global Seminar, Mr. Goldman is pursuing a Master’s degree in history at the University of Salzburg.
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