To Lead or Not to Lead?

On 28-30 November 2016 in Amsterdam, we not only awarded the 2016 Tällberg Global Leadership prizes, but also brought together the Global Leaders of 2015 & 2016 with invited participants from Tällberg’s network and elsewhere.  

Learning journey to Greenland

The Tällberg Foundation organized a small delegation of observers to the East Greenland Ice Research Project (EGRIP) to facilitate understanding of the dynamics of the ice sheet and its relationship to climate change.  

Clash of Civilizations?

We convened a workshop on the underlying cause and potential long-term consequences of Europe’s refugee crisis, Clash of Civilizations? The workshop was held on the island of Lesvos, Greece.  Our goal was to question and explore, without prejudice, the dynamics of an issue which has enormous consequence not only for the refugees fleeing political and economic instability, but for the people of Europe who are welcoming or fearing them.

What's leadership got to do with it?

 The gathering looked at on the challenges of leadership in a rapidly evolving world. The discussions focused on unpacking what it means to lead in the 21st century. The newly named Tallberg Global Leaders, who emerged from the 2015 Tallberg Foundation Global Leadership Prize process, were among the participants.

Everything old is new: power in the 21st century

The workshop considered demographics, culture, religion, technology, economics, history, political structures, military capabilities, etc.. The idea was to explore fundamental, long term dynamics that are likely to define the next generation of geopolitics.

A screening of "JIHAD -A story of the others"

On the evening of November 10, the Tällberg Foundation together with the documentary filmmaker Deeyah Khan hosted a public screening of her documentary “JIHAD - A story of the others” about radical Islam, followed by a panel discussion on the impact of radical Islam in and on Europe.

Bridging gaps and crossing borders

The digital landscape is rapidly evolving, reflecting changes in technology as well as changes in how consumers want to access, consume and interact with information.  Media organizations everywhere face similar challenges in reaching new generations of digitally savvy users, who are more comfortable swiping a smartphone than opening a traditional newspaper or magazine.


October 21-23, 2014, the Tällberg Foundation convened a workshop at CERN, Switzerland to explore the implications of the accelerating pace of evolution, in all its dimensions.