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Europe and the USA: past and present

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language

Speakers

Executive Director, German Marshall Fund, Brussels
European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Brussels
Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates, Washington, D.C.
Georgetown University, Department of Government, Professor of Government and Foreign Service
Writer and Conference Organisor for Lord Weidenfeld
Research Fellow, Harvard University, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Professor emeritus für Geschichte der Neuzeit an der Universität Wien
Autor und Verleger (1924-2014), Wien Chair

William DROZDIAK

Executive Director, German Marshall Fund, Brussels

 seven years professional basketball player
 20 years editor and correspondent for The Washington Post

Dr. Benita FERRERO-WALDNER

European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Brussels

1966-1970 University of Salzburg, study of law (Dr. Iuris)
1971-1978 Paul Kiefel, Freilassing/Germany (1971-72), Export Department; Gerns and Gahler, Freilassing/Germany, Director for Export Promotion
1978-1981 P. Kaufmann Inc., New York, Sales Director for Europe
1981-1983 Gerns and Gahler, Freilassing/Germany, Chief Management Assistant
1984 Austrian Embassy, Madrid, Spain
1984-1986 Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs Department of Economic Affairs, Department of Political Affairs, Department of Consular Affairs
1986 Austrian Embassy, Dakar, Senegal, First Secretary
1986-1987 Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Co-operation
1987-1990 Austrian Embassy, Paris, Counsellor for Economic Affairs
1990-1993 Austrian Embassy, Paris, First Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission, Chargé d'Affairs a.i.
1993 Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Deputy Chief of Protocol
1994-1995 UN Chief of Protocol
1995-2000 State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
2000-2004 Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria
since 2004 European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Brussels

Ph.D. M.A. B.A. Michael HALTZEL

Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates, Washington, D.C.

1969-1971 Tutor and Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, Massachusetts
1971-1975 Assistant Professor of History, Hamilton College, New York
1975-1978 Deputy Director, Aspen Institute Berlin
1982-1984 Vice President for Academic Affairs, Longwood College, Virginia
1984-1985 Senior Vice President, International Management and Development Institute, Washington, D.C.
1985-1992 Director, West European Studies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
1990 Member of the U.S. delegation to the Copenhagen CSCE Conference
1991 Guest Professor at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Ebenhausen
1992-1994 Chief, European Division, Library of Congress
1994-2005 Democratic Staff Director for European Affairs, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senior Advisor to U.S. Vice President (then-Senator) Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
1993, 2000, 2006 Member of the U.S. delegation to the Wehrkunde Security Conference, Munich
2000 Speech at Assemblée Nationale, Paris
2004 Member of the U.S. delegation to the inauguration of Boris Tadic as President of Serbia
2004 Speech at Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin
2005 Speech at NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Copenhagen
2005-2006 Senior Foreign Policy Advisor and Principal, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary U.S. LLP
since 2006 Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
since 2007 Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates (formerly Kissinger McLarty Associates), Washington, D.C.
2009 Speech at OSCE Permanent Council, Vienna
2009 Head of the U.S. Delegation to the 2009 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw
2010 Head of the U.S. Delegation to the OSCE 20th Anniversary Conference in Copenhagen

Hella PICK, CBE

Writer and Conference Organisor for Lord Weidenfeld

 Studied Political Science at the London School of Economics (London University)
1957-1960 Journalist with "West Africa"
 Freelance works for BBC etc.
 Consultant
1961-1996 Journalist with "The Guardian", as UN correspondent, Washington correspondent, Diplomatic Editor

Dr. Sabine SCHAFFER

Research Fellow, Harvard University, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

2002-2003 Research Fellow, Harvard University, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
2000-2002 Mater in Public Administration Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
2000 Accociate, McKinsey & Company, Berlin
1994-1999 Studium der Internationalen Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Leopold Franzen Universität Innsbruck (Auslandsschulen in USA, Frankreich, Lateinamerika und Thailand)

Dr. DDr.h.c. Gerald STOURZH

Professor emeritus für Geschichte der Neuzeit an der Universität Wien

1951 Promotion zum Dr.phil. an der Universität Wien
1950er Research Associate an der University of Chicago
1962 Habilitation in Wien
1964-1969 Ordinarius an der Freien Universität Berlin
1967-1968 Member am Institut für Advanced Study, Princeton
1969-1997 Ordinarius für Geschichte der Neuzeit an der Universität Wien
1976 Overseas Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge University, England

Fritz P. MOLDEN

Autor und Verleger (1924-2014), Wien

ab 1940 Mehrfach Verhaftungen durch die Deutsche Gestapo wegen antinazistischer Widerstandstätigkeit
1942 Mit deutschem Strafbataillon nach Russland entsandt, später nach Verwundung in Frankreich und Italien
1944 Flucht vor Verhaftung durch die NS-Behörden zu den italienischen Partisanen, aktive Untergrundarbeit im besetzten Österreich und in Norditalien
1945 zuerst Sekretär des österreichischen Außenministers Karl Gruber in Wien, danach einige Jahre als österreichischer Diplomat in den USA
ab 1950 Redakteur und später Verlagsdirektor
ab 1953 Herausgeber und später Chefredakteur der "Presse"
1954 Gründer des ersten österreichischen Nachrichtenmagazins "Wochenpresse"
1958 Gründer und Herausgeber der Boulevard Zeitung "Express"
ab 1962 Abbau aller Zeitungsfunktionen
1964 Gründung des Buchverlages "Fritz Molden", danach Leiter des Molden Verlages bis zu dessen Ende 1982
1976-2004 Präsident des "Auslandsösterreicherwerkes" in Wien
1982-1994 Freier Schriftsteller und Filmemacher (TV-Dokumentationen)
1984-1991 Lehrbeauftragter für Verlagswesen (Buch) am Institut für Publizistik und Zeitgeschichte an der Universität Wien
1985-1992 Gastprofessor an der Diplomatischen Akademie in Wien im Lehrfach "Die Medien und der Diplomatische Dienst"
1988-1995 Konsulent der Chefredaktion der Tageszeitung "Der Standard", Wien
1995-2005 wieder Verleger (Molden Verlag Wien)
seit 2005 wieder Schriftsteller