Austrian Studies Association Annual Meeting

The Austrian Studies Association (ASA), presided by Professor Gregor Thuswaldner (North Park University), held its Annual Conference at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT from May 30 to June 1st, 2018. The conference, under the theme "Austria and the East," brought together scholars and graduate students from the United States, Canada, and Europe to present their latest research in areas ranging from history to literature and musicology.

Ambassador Waldner in Chicago

From April 9 to 12, 2018, Austria’s leading diplomat in the U.S. visited Chicago, in the midwestern state of Illinois. At City Hall, Ambassador Waldner received a warm reception by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. His visit to the "Windy City" also included a luncheon at the Chicago-office of the American Jewish Committee.

Austrian Leadership Program Goes West

The ninth edition of the Austrian Leadership Programs (ALPS) organized by the Austrian Foreign Ministry took place in Austria from March 11-16, 2018. 28 executives and opinion leaders from around the world – including one from the U.S. – were introduced to Austria’s industrial, economic and cultural assets, with a focus on the State of Vorarlberg.

The 2018 Austrian Lecture Series

The Austrian Lecture Series is a speaker and discussion series jointly organized by the Embassy of Austria, the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University's SAIS and other partners on the occasion of the 180th anniversary of U.S.-Austrian diplomatic relations, the Commemorative Year 2018 (including the centenary of the founding of the Republic of Austria), and the Austrian presidency of the European Union 2018.