Following his official visit to Washington, DC, Austrian Federal Minister of Justice Wolfgang Brandstetter stopped by in Connecticut to pay a visit to the 93-year-old film producer Eric Pleskow and then travelled to Los Angeles to meet the 96-year-old exile composer Walter Arlen at the residence of Austrian Consul General Ulrike Ritzinger
Austrian Minister of Justice, Professor Wolfgang Brandstetter visited Washington, DC from February 1st to 3rd, 2017.
Accompanied by Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner, he met the present chair of the Helsinki-Commission of Congress, Congressmen Chris Smith, as well as Senator Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judicial Committee.
The Economic Chamber of Austria (WKO) organized the 2017 edition of ‘trip to the future,’ giving Austrian company representatives an insight into Silicon Valley’s businesses during a five day round trip from January 23-27, 2017.
The Governor of the State of Upper Austria Josef Pühringer accompanied by State Minister for Social Affairs Birgit Gerstorfer and State Minister for Economic Affairs Michael Strugl undertook an official visit to New York City from January 29 to February 3, 2017.
Ambassador Heim, Special Representative of the Austrian OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Transdniestrian Settlement Process, visits the U.S.
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the world-famous Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss II, the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington organized a short film competition to bring the classical waltz into the age of multimedia and film.
Alexander Van der Bellen was sworn in as the Federal President of the Republic of Austria on January 26, 2017. The final election result was published on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 (including absentee ballots); Van der Bellen won the re-run of the second round with 53.79%.
On the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary Volume of Contemporary Austrian Studies, the Embassy will host a panel discussion and reception.
When: Monday, December 12, 2016, 7:30 pm
Where: Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Graduate students from the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy presented the results of their capstone project entitled Austria and the Refugee Crisis: An Analysis of American Sentiment in Social versus Print to Embassy staff on December 2, 2016.