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Jared Genser Celebrates the Release of Two Clients
Genser is an international human rights lawyer and 2020 winner and his pro bono clients were two of the 222 political prisoners released from Nicaragua on February 9.
Improving human and wildlife health in Uganda
Dr. Gladys’s work has forged new ways of collaborating between the sustainable development community, the Ministry of Health, and people living adjacent to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Creating user-friendly justice
Muller is a self-described “justice junkie.” He spent his early career in international law working in hot zones, then moved on to work with the Yugoslav Tribunal and the ICC in the Hague. Those experiences left him convinced that justice systems could offer much more value for everyday people seeking fair outcomes in legal matters.
Helping Venezuelan refugees live better lives
Like millions of her fellow Venezuelans, Lala Lovera knows what it is like to build a new life in another country. When she discovered that too many refugees in her new home of Colombia lacked access to adequate food, shelter and education, she launched Fundación Comparte Por Una Vida Colombia (CPUV Colombia).
Changing the lives of blind children, one football at a time
Like many millions around the world, Greece’s Elias Mastoras loves football. Unlike anyone else, he found a way to share his passion with blind children not only allowing them to play and enjoy the “beautiful game,” but also to participate more fully in social life.
Speaking truth to power in Russia
Yevgenia Albats is a Russian investigative journalist, radio host, political scientist, and author. More importantly, she’s a long-time, outspoken critic of the Russian government and its domination by the security services.
Building resilient societies one mushroom at a time
Vulnerable people need hope—but they also need food and income. Chido Govera, a Zimbabwean social entrepreneur, farmer, and educator, uses mushrooms to provide all of that and more.
Leadership Special: Tero Mustonen, 2021 Prize Laureate
The head of Selkie, a village in Eastern Finland, Tero Mustonen, is currently the chairperson of Snowchange and is actively “undoing the damage” done to Northern and Arctic ecosystems over the past...
Leadership Special: Asha de Vos, 2021 Prize Laureate
Asha de Vos, a winner of the 2021 Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize, is almost single-handedly changing the global marine conservation game. At 24, she discovered a non-migratory...
Emerging Leadership Special: 2021 Prize Winners
In 2021, the Foundation announced two winners in the newly established category of emerging leaders. Pashtana Durrani, for her efforts to promote childhood digital literacy as a pillar of a new...
While the incumbent establishment fears and resists change, the insurgent embraces change, because change means opportunity. By Scott Miller, CEO, Core Strategy Group, USA March, 2017 To know is to...
Can leadership succeed without “a moral compass”? No, says Tallberg Foundation chairman Alan Stoga, who with nine other jurors deliberated over the criteria that inform the foundation’s annual...
Rethinking Global Leadership in Contested Terrains
Global leaders recognize the constraints of local and national contexts, but they never let such constraints come in their way. By Dr. Vishakha N.Desai, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs to the...
Announcing our Winners for the 2021 Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize
ASHA DE VOS AND TERO MUSTONEN AWARDED 2021 TÄLLBERG-SNF-ELIASSON GLOBAL LEADERSHIP PRIZES Pashtana Durrani and Christian Ntizimira named in emerging leader category To be honored on December 8...
Announcing our Finalists for the 2021 Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize
Tällberg Foundation Announces Finalists for 2021 Leadership Awards Introduces New Award for Emerging Leaders Stockholm and New York, October 5, 2021—Today the Tällberg Foundation announced...
Leadership Special: Nithya Ramanathan, Engineer working to improve human health with sensory intelligence
In this special podcast episode, you will meet Nithya Ramanathan, one of the 2020 prize winners talk to a 2020 juror, Cecilia Weckstrom. Nithya is an engineer and social entrepreneur, saving lives through the innovative application of technology, creating and applying data-driven solutions to global challenges.
Join the Webinar: Sustainable Democracy?
A panel of young leaders from Hungary, Venezuela, Poland and South Sudan, who are on the front lines of fighting for real, sustainable democracy, will discuss what they have learned in their...
Leadership Special: Jared Genser, international human rights lawyer
In this special podcast episode you will meet Jared Genser, one of the three 2020 Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership prize winners. Jared is an international human rights lawyer who has spent his career practicing law, engaging in serious scholarship, and teaching and mentoring the next generation of human rights lawyers. Listen, as he is interviewed by Shahidul Alam, photographer, writer, curator and activist and a member of the 2020 prize jury.
Leadership Special: Sylvia Earle interview
Today’s world is short of a lot of things—sustainable environment, peace, prosperity, equality—but what we lack most is innovative, global, values-based leadership. If we can find and nurture that kind of leadership, the rest will follow. In this podcast episode, you will meet Sylvia Earle, one of the three 2020 Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership prize winners.
Announcement: The Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Joins the Tällberg Foundation in Presenting the Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize Stockholm and New York, March 29, 2021—Today the Tällberg...
Sylvia Earle, behaves like a woman running out of time, which she is. The world’s foremost oceanographer, she is on the road most of the year, and has logged countless hours underwater since her first dive, in a Florida river, when she was 16.
Sara Hossain, connects the dots between healthcare, freedom of speech, and right to information, and combined strategic litigation with consensus-building.
Nithya Ramanathan, co-founded Nexleaf in 2009, the company has focused on clean cook-stove technologies, vaccine temperature monitors, and improved NICU care. The cutting-edge data collection is just the first step. What distinguishes her works is the ability to put the right data in front of the right person, and have the right conversation at the right time.
Believing It’s Possible
As founder of the Open Source Pharma Foundation, which is creating a crowd-sourced alternative to the pharmaceutical industry, Jaykumar Menon feels he may have met his moment. Just a couple of years...
The Ripple Effect
Meet Jared Genser, finalist for this years prize, referred to by the New York Times as “The Extractor” for his work freeing political prisoners worldwide, his client list has included people like Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Desmond Tutu, Liu Xiaobo, and Elie Wiesel.
Our Wildlife, Our Selves
Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka have made a connection that most of the world is only now beginning to get: The well-being of humans and animals are inextricably linked. Read the story of one of this years finalists.
Writing on the wall
Meet one of the 2020 Eliasson Global Leadership Prize finalists, Bahia Shehab, a historian, street artist and professor of graphic design.
Announcing the 2020 Tällberg Eliasson Global Leadership Prize Finalists
Today the Tällberg Foundation announced seven finalists for the Tällberg Eliasson Global Leadership Prize, which is given annually to leaders from a wide range of disciplines and countries whose work is global, based on universal values, courageous and impactful.
Is Europe’s future green or black?
In this episode of the podcast, Danish politician and former President of the UN General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft argues that these inter-related challenges demand urgent action—and that if humanity moves fast, we could find new paths to a new, shared prosperity.
The American Condition
In this week’s podcast episode, Scott Miller and Josh Steiner explore the potential impact of the pandemic on longer term trends shaping the United States.
Recordings from Webinars
Last week the Tällberg Foundation network was invited to join two webinars: “Disruptive Technologies: Good, Bad and Ugly” and “Global Order Amidst Global Disorder”. If you missed the panel discussions, you can watch them here.
Taking Democracy’s Temperature
Too many people in too many countries do not trust their leaders to act in their national interest or, at the extreme, even to hold fair elections. This article is a product of the survey on confidence and democracy we asked our global network to take part in a couple of weeks ago.
Climate after Covid
In this podcast episode, Christiana Figueres discusses the possibility of leveraging the massive political and economic resources that governments around the world are mobilizing to stimulate the global, regional, national, corporate, and individual actions needed to cut emissions in half by the end of the decade.
The value(s) of democracy
Podcast: Democracy is under huge pressure everywhere, Bngladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam discusses issues from the perspective of a country which struggles to conduct fair elections, where inequality is extreme and poverty even more so.
Will Democracy Survive Covid-19?
In this podcast episode, Gabriela Cuevas and Paula DiPerna, discuss the risk that our democracies could be another casualty of Covid-19—and what we should do about it.
Understanding Coronavirus and its Implications
Anne Goldfeld, 2019 Prize winner, discusses what we know about Covid19 and what we still need to learn–and why it is a global problem that needs a global response.
What is a Thought?
In this week’s episode of the Tällberg Foundation Podcast we will explore questions as could our evolving understanding of the human brain lead to a new Renaissance? What are the implications of this new knowledge? How do we protect each individual’s neural identity?
What happens when Covid-19 is only a bad memory? More to the point, what do we want to happen when we get to the new post-Covid normal?
Grappling With the Unknown
In this week’s episode of the Tällberg Foundation Podcast, we listen to a conversation between Anne Goldfeld, Faustin Linyekula and Saul Griffith who share their perspectives on the future and their relationship with it.
What is the future of democracy?
Episode 2 of the podcast: Are the Western democracies the model to emulate for non-Western countries or do they require different models? Do democracies sufficiently represent all their constituents? How are minorities protected?
Unpacking a Tällberg Workshop: Hopes, concerns and red threads
Our initial podcast was recorded in Nairobi, Kenya, after a Tällberg Workshop. Three members of the Tällberg Foundation community reflect on “New Thinking for a New World.”
2018 Winner, Rafa Yuste, hosted a group from the Tällberg Foundation for a tour of his lab, a presentation of key aspects of his research, and a discussion of the profound ethical implications of the current explosion of knowledge about the brain.
What will the world look like in 2030?
We asked members of the Tällberg community to define their fears, their hopes and their expectations for the new decade. What do you think?
Names of the Dead
Poet Sitawa Namwalie performance opened the Tällberg workshop in Nairobi on November 13 when she read three works: Names of the Dead, A woman’s body parts, and We leave our house to go home.
Into Africa: the Tällberg Foundation Celebrates Great Leadership in Kenya
During the week of November 11, the Tällberg Foundation celebrated great leadership and great leaders in the form of the 2019 Tällberg /Eliasson Global Leadership Prize winners.
New Thinking for a New World
By convening an amazing group of participants from Kenya and around the world, we hope to make new connections, to imagine new pathways, and to inspire new actions
The Magnificent Seven
In August, the 2019 Tällberg/Eliasson Global Leadership Prize jury convened to select the finalists for this year’s Prize. We took the opportunity to ask our new jury members for their thoughts on the challenges of leadership in the 21st century.
Finalist Anne Goldfeld is a physician-scientist and humanitarian who works at the intersection of scientific discovery and delivery of care for infectious disease.
A Different Marathon
Finalist Tegla Loroupe, one of the most successful female long distance runners in history, leveraged her athletic success to become a global spokeswoman for peace, women’s rights and education.
Doing Nobody’s Job
Jaykumar Menon, an international human rights lawyer, scholar, and social entrepreneur —and finalist for this year’s Prize
Finalist Saul Griffith is working on how we fix the damaging industrial ways that we do things today.
Change in Motion
Meet our prize finalist Faustin Linyekula, a Congolese dancer, choreographer, director, storyteller and founder of a transformative dance company, Studios Kabako, in Kisangani.
Sylvia Earle, one of the finalists for the 2019 Tällberg/Eliasson Global Leadership award, behaves like a woman running out of time, which she is.
Shaping the Future
On April 11, the 2018 winners discussed their leadership accomplishments and challenges with an audience drawn from the Columbia community and friends of the Tällberg Foundation.
Looking for Global Leaders at AUC
What do geopolitics, new thinking about innovation and design in Namibia, and mass migration have in common?
Thinking about a (not so) Brave (but definitely) New World
“The changes we are encountering are unseen in a century…Mankind has reached a crossroads…and the future hangs on the choices we make.”
When Fio Omenetto offered to host the Tällberg Foundation’s workshop—“Inside Every Utopia Is Dystopia,”— he provided an ideal space for examining the impact of scientific and technological advances.
What do magical thinking, salamander tails, free will, the human genome, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have in common?
Something to talk about
In the 35 years since a Swedish businessman named Bo Ekman created the Tällberg Foundation, both the world and his organization have changed dramatically.
Show of Leadership
“Conventional wisdom is that great leadership is in short supply today,”
What happens in Mexico City
It will be part celebration, part forum, and part call to action, as the Tällberg Foundation brings together a select group of participants in Mexico City.
Listening for Leadership
Every search starts with a question, what are the components of extraordinary leadership in the 21st century?