What does it take to be a leader today?

The Tällberg Foundation explores the issues that are challenging and changing our societies with the goal of stimulating new thinking for a new world.

We also believe that a new kind of leadership is badly needed for our societies to prosper: leadership that is innovative, courageous, dynamic, rooted in universal values and global in implication. In that spirit we have established the Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize

This year we award two Prizes to established leaders and two to emerging leaders. Watch the 2021 Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize Winners Celebration here.


What’s New

“Tällberg’s Jazz for the Planet” seeks to encourage people – and their leaders – to act with the urgency and the focus that our global predicament demands.

Watch the webinar “Save the Seas” recorded on November 16 with oceanographers Sylvia Earle from the United States and Asha de Vos from Sri Lanka.

Watch the celebration of the 2021 Prize winners! A program that includes interviews with the winners, roundtable conversations about leadership, and COP26.

Working Across Borders

and Across Disciplines

If we are imaginative enough to make new connections, to see new pathways, or to look at the familiar from different perspectives, then the Tällberg Foundation conversations will have lasting value. And even better if they inspire new action.

Our Initiatives


We aim to contribute to the new thinking —and new acting— required by this moment in history.

Tällberg’s work program focuses on understanding how to re-inject ethics into leadership; re-establish the legitimacy of governance; and manage, instead of being managed by, disruptive technologies, climate change, mass migration and other phenomena. We seek new thinking for a new world.

Tällberg Workshops & Conversations

Tällberg conversations aim to provoke “New Thinking” in part by convening people who are deeply knowledgeable as well as people who are deeply curious, all of whom are more concerned with finding new insights than with reinforcing conventional wisdom.


Tällberg / SNF Fellows

A community of global leaders committed to exploring the challenges facing humanity and then imagining creative solutions that reach across boundaries and borders: New Thinking for a New World.


Tällberg Podcasts

Follow us around the world and listen to conversations on the issues that are changing the global scenario.


Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize

Given annually to outstanding leaders from any country and any discipline whose work is innovative, optimistic, courageous, rooted in universal values and global in implication.


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Democrats versus Dictators: Who will win?

Democrats versus Dictators: Who will win?

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Are the Bad Guys REALLY Winning?

Are the Bad Guys REALLY Winning?

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Overcoming Hunger, One Empowered Farmer at a Time

Overcoming Hunger, One Empowered Farmer at a Time

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In this article, "Democrats versus Dictators: Who will win?" the historian and journalist Anne Applebaum argues that the democracies exhibit “a lack of coherence, a lack of a sense of who we are and what our values are.” https://buff.ly/3FZDS0N

“Are the Bad Guys REALLY Winning?” Listen as historian and journalist @anneapplebaum discusses how the new world (dis) order might evolve. @TheAtlantic @SAISHopkins @SNFAgora #liberaldemocracy #liberaldemocracyisindecline #democraticvalues

Who helps make this possible?

Lead Supporter

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. SNF funds organizations and projects worldwide that aim to achieve a broad, lasting, and positive impact for society at large, and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.

Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $3.2 billion through over 5,000 grants to nonprofit organizations, in more than 135 countries around the world.

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