From September 18-21, President Alexander Van der Bellen and Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz were in New York City for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
On September 19, 2017, the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington D.C. inducted five alumni into the NDU International Hall of Fame. Among the honorees was Lieutenant General Franz J. Reissner from Tulln in Lower Austria.
"Reconsider Austrian Wine. It' s not at all sweet. It’s not all whites, either. And there’s more than grüner veltliner." Meet the sommelier, who distributes selected wines from Austria in the United States.
The Austrian steel conglomerate, which runs its largest foreign investment on the Gulf Coast of South Texas, announced on August 28, 2017 that it will provide several hundred thousand Dollars in financial support to help affected employees and the region.
Egger Group, a global, family-owned company founded in 1961 in Tyrol, Austria, announced plans to build a wood-based materials plant in Lexington, North Carolina. The announcement was made on July 24, 2017, during an official meeting with company officials and the Governor of North Carolina, Ray Cooper.
The University of New Orleans International Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria, celebrated the 10,000th student participating in the program this year. The summer school, one of the largest of its kind in the United States, brings some 300 faculty and students from various U.S. universities to the heart of the Alps each summer and is currently in its 42nd year.
The Salzburg Festival in the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the largest festivals in the world. Traditionally, it kicks off with the performance of the play Jedermann ("Everyman"). Learn more about its rich history, especially on the instrumental role of the US in re-establishing the festival after World War II.
The Austrian delegation, lead by Secretary General Thomas Schmid, visited Washington D.C. from July 13 to 15, 2017. They met with U.S. Senator Orring Hatch (R-Utah), who serves as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
Meet the 23-year-old Austrian on August 1, 2017, in Washington D.C., in the context of this year's CitiOpen tennis tournament. VIP package for $70 only!
The president of the Austrian National Council Doris Bures, Speaker of the Austrian House of Representatives, visited New York City from July 5-11, 2017
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.