Discussion Papers Series
Edward Mortimer (UK) is senior vice president and chief program officer at the Salzburg Global Seminar. From 1998 to 2006 he served as chief speechwriter and (from 2001) as director of communications to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He has spent much of his career as a journalist, first with The Times of London, where he developed an expertise in Middle East affairs, and later with The Financial Times, where from 1987 to 1998 he was the main commentator and columnist on foreign affairs. He has also served as a fellow and/ or faculty at several institutions, including Oxford University, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the International Institute of Strategic Studies, and the University of Warwick; and on the governing bodies of several non-governmental organizations, including Chatham House and the Institute of War and Peace Reporting, His writings include People, Nation, State: The Meaning of Ethnicity and Nationalism (co-edited with R. Fine), and The World that FDR Built (1989). Mr. Mortimer received an M.A. in modern history from Oxford University.
Kaja Shonick Glahn (Germany) is the programme director for the Salzburg Global Seminar’s project on The Global Prevention of Genocide: Learning from the Holocaust. She also works on Global Citizenship Education programs for City University London. Her research interests focus on minority populations in Germany, European migration history, and ethnic conflict. She holds a Ph.D. in European history from the University of Washington, Seattle.