#AustriansAbroad commemorating important moments in history

(c) U.S. National Archives

(c) U.S. National Archives

Austria 1918-2018

Botstiber Lecture by the former President of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer, at the Austrian Embassy
Friday, June 2, 2017
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Dr. Heinz Fischer served as Federal President of Austria from 2004 to 2016. He currently holds the chairmanship of the Advisory Council for the Commemorative Year 2018, which coordinates all official activities focusing on the centenary of the founding of the Republic of Austria in 1918, and the commemoration of the Events of 1938 (the annexation of Austria by Nazi-Germany and the Pogrom Night).

70th Anniversary of The Marshall Plan

Celebration at The Marshall House, Leesburg, Virginia
Monday, June 5, 2017: 9.30 am – 5 pm
Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
Closing Keynote Speaker: Dr. Heinz Fischer, former President of Austria

Commemoration at the United States Capitol
Tuesday, June 6, 2017: 9.30 am – 10.15 am
Honorary Co-Hosts: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) & U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)
Featured U.S. Speaker: Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
Featured European Speaker: Dr. Heinz Fischer, former President of Austria

Panel Discussion The Marshall Plan and Its Meaning for Today's World at the Library of Congress
Tuesday, June 6, 2017: 10.30 am - 12.00 pm
With Ambassador Wolfgang Petritsch, President, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, and Guenter Bischof, Austrian Marshall Plan Professor of History and Director of the Center Austria, University of New Orleans, and author of The Marshall Plan since 1947: Saving Europe, Rebuilding Austria, et al.
Moderated by Daniel Hamilton, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor, Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University.