Dr. Jochen Fried is the director of education at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria and is responsible for the International Study Program on Global Citizenship as well as other related programs. He is the former director of the Universities Project of the Salzburg Seminar.
Prior to joining the Seminar in 1998, he worked as head of programs at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, and as senior officer in the secretariat of the German Science Council in Cologne, Germany.
After receiving a doctorate in German literature from Düsseldorf University, Germany, he was lecturer at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, and the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, under the auspices of the German Academic Exchange Service. He also was a visiting scholar at Smith College and Morehouse College and a Distinguished Visiting Professor and Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at San Jose State University and Bronx Community College.
In Fall 2009, he served as a Global Scholar-in-Residence at the Leadership at Morehouse College where he taught Rethinking Global Citizenship; presented at the Conversation of Leadership/Student Roundtable on African Challenges in a Globalized World; assisted in organizing the visit of Najwa Gadaheldam, UNIDO/Darfur peace activist. In addition, he consulted with senior level administrators to explore closer cooperation between the Salzburg Global Seminar and Morehouse College around global citizenship education.
Dr. Fried has a broad range of professional and scholarly experience in the area of higher education policy and management as well as research policy. He served as an expert for national and international institutions and organizations including the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture; the European Union; the Council of Europe; is a member of the editorial board of Kritika & Kontext – Journal of Critical Thinking and a member of the executive board of ECOLAS (European Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences).
Dr. Fried has published widely on various topics related to higher education policy as well as cultural policy. His current research focuses on the emergence of a global civil society.