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Dr. Heinz FISCHER Former Federal President, Republic of Austria; Co-Chair, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Vienna


 Dr. Heinz Fischer has had an extensive career as a senior representative and policy maker of the Republic of Austria. As Federal Minister of Science and Research and speaker of the Austrian National Assembly for more than 12 years, he was involved extensively in supporting and advancing the country´s scientific, social and cultural development. In 2004 he was elected Federal President of the Republic of Austria. After more than 40 Years in public office and two terms as Federal President he retired in 2016.
 He was proclaimed Chairman of the Council for the Commemorative Year 2018 by the Federal Government of Austria as well as Co-Chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.