Austria in a Changing Europe. Diplomatic Perspectives

Lecture | February 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Andreas Launer, Consul General of the Republic of Austria in Los Angeles; Martin Rauchbauer, Co-Director of the Open Austria Silicon Valley Office

 Institute of European Studies

Austria is in the heart of a Europe that continues to go through fundamental political, economic, and social changes. As the country takes over the Presidency of the European Union in the second half of this year, two Austrian diplomats based in Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively, share their perspectives on developments and challenges in Austria, Europe, and on relations with the United States and California. The lecture will address opportunities for closer cooperation related to Austria’s tech industry, to its role as a hub between East and West and to its cosmopolitan capital Vienna, one of the world’s leading diplomatic centers.

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