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.
Renate Brauner, Vienna's State Minister of Finance, Economy & International Affairs, attended the Chicago Forum on Global Cities from June 4 to 9, 2017.
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.
"Austria 1918-2018" and 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan
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.
Dr. Heinz Fischer, President of the Republic of Austria from 2004 to 2016, will deliver the Annual Botstiber Lecture, "Austria 1918 - 2018," at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC, on June 2, 2017.
The Austrian Federal Minister of the Interior, Wolfgang Sobotka, visited Washington, DC from May 2 to 3, 2017, where he held bilateral meetings with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to discuss the fight against terrorism, illegal immigration, and cybersecurity.
Austrian Minister of Finance, Hans Joerg Schelling, and Austrian Central Bank Governor Ewald Nowotny, represented Austria at the 2017 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, which took place on April 21-23, 2017.
Produced by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, the ceremony “In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace” took place at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner visited Denver, CO and Salt Lake City, UT from February 28 to March 8, 2017.
On March 22, 2017, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosted members of the "Global Coalition to defeat ISIS" at the State Department in Washington, DC. Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz represented Austria at this partners' meeting to review and accelerate the campaign for the lasting defeat of ISIS.
We asked Eva Nowotny, Austria's first and only female ambassador to the US, to recollect her time in DC.
Today, 200 Special Olympics USA athletes travel to Austria for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. The Games will run from March 14- 25 in Graz, Schladming, and Ramsau in the state of Styria.
From March 16-18, 2017, Harvard University will host the conference "The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts III – Perspectives and Challenges for Interactive Problem Solving.”
"I thank the VPO society’s commitment to promote the rich artistic traditions of Austria in the U.S., especially its efforts to bring Vienna’s signature sound to young people,” Wolfgang Waldner, Austria’s Ambassador to the United States, pointed out at the opening of the Gala.