Ambassador Traina at UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School

Last week, Ambassador Traina travelled to Innsbruck to engage with students and faculty at the 44th UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School. He joined the course “Game of Thrones: Habsburg History” (one of close to forty offered this year), and met with hundred students for “A Conversation with Ambassador Traina.” Afterwards he attended a reception hosted by …

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50th Anniversary of the first Moonlanding

Full house for our double bill event celebrating the 50th anniversary of  NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration ‘s Apollo 11 Moon landing! The audience was treated to a stellar performance by the Markus Gaudriot Trio and taken back to the exciting days 50 years ago with the display of postal items, images, and newspaper articles collected by Profil editor Otmar …

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Opening Ceremony of the 44th UNO-Innsbruck Summer School

Chargé d’Affaires Robin Dunnigan represented the U.S. Embassy Vienna at the opening ceremony of the 44th UNO-Innsbruck Summer School at Congress Innsbruck on June 30. The evening was kicked off with a video celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Universität Innsbruck in 2019. Rektor Tilmann Märk, in his remarks, reminiscing about his own exchange experience …

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Forward to the Moon

Kenneth Bowersox, deputy associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA and a former astronaut, gave a talk at Vienna’s Natural History Museum, sharing experiences from his missions to low-Earth orbit, along with NASA and their partners‘ plans heading forward to the Moon once again – an exploration campaign that is …

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Ambassador Traina Promotes Entrepreneurship in Graz

Last Friday, the Ambassador was in Styria’s capital, promoting entrepreneurship. He attended an Entrepreneurship Breakfast, to which our co-host Austrian Economic Chambers had invited in Graz this time, and took the opportunity to meet with some of the participants of our Austria to Austin startup exchange program with 3 Day Startup. In a subsequent panel …

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Milton Wolf Seminar Reception

Chargé d’Affaires Robin Dunnigan hosted a reception for the participants of the Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy at her residence last night. This year’s Seminar –  is jointly organized by University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication, The American Austrian Foundation (AAF), and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (DA) – explored the theme …

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Rededication Ceremony at Mauthausen Memorial

On May 5, 1945, the U.S. 11th Armored Division liberated the Mauthausen Concentration camp. The U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the Mauthausen Committee Austria, rededicated 3 plaques honoring the U.S. military for liberating the camp, and laid a wreath in memory of those who perished at the site. Among the Americans murdered at Mauthausen, were …

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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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Ambassador Traina at the University of Vienna

Ambassador Traina visited the oldest university in the German-speaking world, the University of Vienna, to talk with American Studies students about American culture, politics, and foreign policy. In his introductory remarks the Ambassador emphasized the good relations between Austria and the United States. Afterwards he fielded questions from the students, covering a very wide range …

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Go Silicon Valley Departure Workshop 2019

The U.S. Embassy hosted the kick-off event for participants in this year’s GoSiliconValley accelerator program administered by the Wirtschaftskammer. In his welcome remarks Ambassador Trevor Traina emphasized the importance of networking. About 80 Austrian start-ups had applied for the program. The lucky 16 winners will get the opportunity to go to the U.S., work on …

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Ambassador Traina visits Vienna Business School

Ambassador Traina visited the Vienna Business School this week and gave a talk about his experiences as an entrepreneur. Later the Ambassador met with the students in charge of the school’s practice company Arte Fakt. Ambassador Traina thanked the students for the demonstration of the functions and departments of the company. “I was very impressed …

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Ambassador Traina at the Institute of Science and Technology

Ambassador Traina travelled to Klosterneuburg to visit the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria, a research institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural and mathematical sciences. The Institute, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2019, has grown from zero to an impressive 700 students, scholars and scientific and admin staff within less than ten years of …

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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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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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