Tällberg Conversations

Tällberg conversations aim at impact and are designed to have lasting value. We do that by convening both the usual and unusual suspects, challenging them to break boundaries, and urging them to positive, disruptive action.

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US decline or US reset?

It matters to all of us whether the United States is in terminal decline or just going through one of those bouts of madness and self-doubt that, from time to time, seem almost to overwhelm America’s better angels.  This is more than just a challenge match between American Carnage and American Dream.  Rather, it’s whether […]

Climate change during — and after—Covid

In this conversation we considered Climate Change during — and after—Covid. We were joined by Tomas Anker Christensen, Denmark’s Climate Ambassador; Daniel Martinez-Valle, Chief Executive Officer of Orbia, a Mexico based global company; and Mogens Lykketoft, Danish politician and former President of the UN General Assembly.  Will the intense focus of governments, corporations and—most importantly—citizens on […]

What is the state of the union?

Has the American dream become an American carnage? The  Covid-19 epidemic has laid bare many pre-existing fissures and deep distress in American society.  Can the exhausted majority reassert itself through this crisis?  Will the epidemic focus minds on a culture of competence and experience with regards to leaders and their teams and more generally organizations? […]

How does the pandemic offer a unique opportunity on constructive climate action?

In this session, we are joined by Tomas Anker Christensen, Climate Ambassador of Denmark and Kevin Noone, Professor of Chemical Meteorology at the Department of Environmental Science (ACES) at Stockholm University. Inspiration for the online conversation came from the “New Thinking for a New World” podcast with Christiana Figueres—climate activist, one of the key architects […]

Will leaders be driven by values in times of crisis and panic?

We are joined by Ambassador Jan Eliasson, Shahidul Alam and Sitawa Namwalie to talk about values.  At this moment of crisis and panic, if countries, companies, religions and other organizations—but, most importantly, their leaders—aren’t driven by universal, human values, they seem destined to fail.  Now more than ever, we need our moral compasses or we […]

Will democracy be another casualty of Covid-19?

Democracy and democratic institutions were under severe pressure well before the novel Coronavirus appeared. Could the added burden of the pandemic break the back of democracy as we have known it? How worried should we be by governments proclaiming wartime powers and instituting new kinds of location and information tracking, all in the name of […]

Window on the current pandemic

Anne Goldfeld, 2019 Tällberg/Eliasson Global Leadership Prize winner, a clinician and a medical doctor with long experience—in the lab and on the front lines of care—with epidemics hosted this conversation with the Tällberg/SNF Fellows. That experience will provide us a window on the current pandemic. What can we expect from the scientists, medical professionals and public […]

How do we protect our neural identities?

In this conversation, we focus on our brains, with Rafael Yuste, Columbia University professor of biological sciences (and much more) as well as a 2018 Tällberg/Eliasson Global Leader.  He talks about his work and his deep concern about protecting each of our neural identities. You can listen to an interview by Alan Stoga with Rafa […]

What do we want to happen when we get to the new post-Covid normal?

Alan Stoga, chairman of the Tällberg Foundation starts off the conversation based on the article, Civilization Interrupted, which asks us to consider, 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? The online conversation took place on Thursday, […]
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