Dr. Heinz Fischer, former Federal President of the Republic of Austria, delivered the Annual Botstiber Lecture on June 2, 2017 in the packed Atrium of the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Heinz Fischer, alongside the former U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Madeleine Albright, spoke at the official anniversary celebration at the Marshall House in Leesburg, Virginia, as well as at a commemoration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
On June 9, 2017, 14 fifth-grade students from Powell Bilingual Elementary School in northwest Washington, delivered their final presentation about Austria, their adopted country, at the Embassy.
The Governor of the State of Burgenland Hans Niessl was accompanied by State Minister for Environment Astrid Eisenkopf and State Minister for Economy and Tourism Alexander Petschnig undertook an official visit to Canada and the U.S. from May 26 to June 3, 2017 in order to honor people from Burgenland and their descendants who emigrated to North America.
On June 5, 2017, the Austrian Foreign Minister delivered a special address to the AJC Global Forum, the American Jewish Committee’s annual policy and advocacy conference in Washington D.C.
Hannah Lessing, Secretary General of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria, visited Washington, D.C. from June 2 to 8, 2017, and participated in a panel discussion about historic revisionism at the American Jewish Committee’s Global Forum.
On the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan, Ludwig Kleinwaechter deserves to be remembered as a chief postwar Austrian diplomat whose contributions not only secured Austria’s postwar economic survival, but also its independence with his contributions to the negotiations of the State Treaty.
Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner visited Pittsburgh, PA as part of the U.S. State Department’s "Experience America" - program from May 21 - 23, 2017. The program included meetings with representatives of Pittsburgh’s businesses, cultural institutions, and universities.