U.S. University Alumni Reception

Deputy Chief of Mission Robin Dunnigan invited alumni from American universities to a get-together. Ambassador Trevor Traina welcomed the attendees and talked about his own formative experiences as an international exchange student in Oxford. The evening was a lively meeting of alumni from many universities – Georgetown,Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Berkeley, Harvard, to name just a few …

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Ambassador Traina’s Trip to Tyrol

Ambassador Traina had a busy schedule for his trip to Tyrol. He had his inaugural visit with Governor Günther Platter . Topic of conversation were u.a. the economic relationships between the USA and Tirol. With more than 300,000 overnight stays guests from the U.S. play an important role in tourism. Ambassador Traina received a box of Tyrolean Schnapps …

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Ambassador Traina visits Styria

During his trip to Styria last Week, Ambassador Traina visited the voestalpine site in Kindberg, where he stressed the importance of voestalpine as a highly valued investor in the US. Later that day, he congratulated Rector Martin Polaschek, Karl Franzens-University Graz , on his appointment and spoke with him about additional cooperation opportunities between the University and the US …

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Kickoff Reception for Austria to Austin 4.0

At Amerika Haus, Ambassador Trevor Traina welcomed 20 new Austrian entrepreneurs into the Austria to Austin community. This summer, these entrepreneurs will spend two weeks in Austin, Texas for a series of intense entrepreneurship workshops with 3DayStartup. While in Austin, participants will not only work on starting their own businesses, but get an in-depth look …

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Entrepreneurship Breakfast at the Residence

Ambassador Traina invited to another “Entrepreneurship Breakfast” in his residence and offered, in cooperation with the Wirtschaftskammer, Austrian Entrepreneurs the opportunity to network and exchange ideas. The guests also learned about the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) and Select USA Summit , the Austria to Austin Student Startup Program of the Embassy, and the WKÖ Accelerator Program Go Silicon …

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“Thank Fulbright – Thanksgiving” Dinner

The annual “Thank Fulbright – Thanksgiving” event took place at Glacis Beisl in Vienna’s 7th district on November 27, also known as “Giving Tuesday.”  More than 100 alumni, friends and associates of the Fulbright Program joined together to celebrate the idea of mutual understanding in the spirit of Senator J. William Fulbright, the founder and namesake …

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American Studies Annual Meeting on “American Im/Mobilities”

From November 16-18, the Austrian Association for American Studies held its 45th annual meeting on “American Im/Mobilities” at the University of Vienna, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and Amerika Haus. The conference, which brought together more than 100 scholars of American Studies and related disciplines from Austria, other European countries, and the United States, set out to examine …

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Young Entrepreneurs of Vienna meeting with Ambassador Traina

Ambassador Trevor D. Traina was the featured guest speaker at the monthly meetup of the “Young Entrepreneurs of Vienna,” a network founded by the Austria to Austin  alumni Stefan Salcher and Florian Ott. The Ambassador shared his experiences as a serial entrepreneur, investor, and Silicon Valley insider, and encouraged the group to expand their ideas and think beyond the …

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Science Fundraising: The Role of the Alumni

Expert speaker Kevin Lobdell, Director of Alumni Engagement at the College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Boulder, delivered a talk about “Science Fundraising: The Role of Alumni” at Amerika Haus on October 23. In his remarks, Lobdell underlined the importance of early relationship-building, in particular, when cultivating future donors.

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Austria to Austin Reception at the Amerika Haus

This summer marked the third iteration of the Embassy-funded “Austria to Austin” entrepreneurship exchange program. This year’s group was bigger than ever with a total of 34 participants in two groups. They traveled to Austin to train with 3DayStartup, network with the Austin community, and receive mentorship from top entrepreneurs in the Austin ecosystem. However, …

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Fulbright Reception 2018

Ambassador Trevor Traina hosted a reception for the newly arrived American Fulbright grantees. The reception brought together American grantees with newly returned Austrian Fulbrighters and a host of alumni. Since 1950/51, Fulbright Austria has brought over 2,500 scholars and professors to Austria and 3,650 Austrians to the United States. Additionally, each year Fulbright manages 140 American teaching …

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