Under Secretary Keith Krach in Vienna

After U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s very productive and successful mid-August visit to Vienna, another senior U.S. Government official, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach, arrived in Vienna for a series of talks. During his meeting with Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg at the Austrian Ministry of European and …

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Dean Cheng on China and the Power of Information

“China’s view of the world differs from that held by Western democracies and their rule of law.” Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation and an expert in China’s military and foreign policy, was in Austria this week at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy for a series of program events in Vienna and Linz. Mr. …

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Ambassador Traina at the European Forum Alpbach 2019

Ambassador Traina traveled to the European Forum Alpbach this week – his second visit to the Tyrolean village. His busy schedule included meetings with Austrian government officials, politicians, business leaders, and students. The Ambassador attended several networking events, gave interviews to Austrian media, hosted a group of Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation fellows for breakfast, and …

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Richard Fontaine on the Transatlantic Partnership

The Embassy invited Richard Fontaine, CEO of the think tank Center for a New American Security (CNAS), to Austria for discussions of the transatlantic partnership in an era of great power competition. Mr. Fontaine gave interviews to Die Presse and Tiroler Tageszeitung and talked at the Management Center Innsbruck and the Amerika Haus in Vienna. …

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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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Theodore R. Bromund about Transatlantic Relations

Expert speaker Theodore R. Bromund from The Heritage Foundation discussed changes and continuities in U.S. economic policy under the administration of President Trump. A few hours before he gave a joint interview for the Austria Presse Agentur and the newspaper Kurier.

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Ambassador Trevor Traina at the European Forum Alpbach

Ambassador Trevor Traina met with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, hosted a working lunch for Federal Ministers Karin Kneissl & Margarete Schramböck, and others, chatted with Rainer Nowak, chief editor of Die Presse, spoke with Federal Minister Elisabeth Köstinger, had coffee & conversation with Alpbach scholars and Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation-fellows, participated in the “Wien Trifft Tirol” Business Talk and gave interviews to ORF ZiB2 and to Tiroler …

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