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Stephen Salyer


Stephen L. Salyer is president and chief executive officer of Salzburg Global Seminar. Under his leadership, Salzburg Global's program has included more long-term initiatives to promote the rule of law across diverse societies, to foster global economic growth and stability, and to create civic media for social change. Before this, he was president of Public Radio International from 1988 to 2005. In 1999, he co-founded Public Interactive, LLC - 2005, a nationwide web service company for public television and radio stations. He was senior vice-president of WNET/Thirteen and associate-in-charge of public issues at The Population Council. His career began as a speechwriter for 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.

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