“China, Europe, and the Post-COVID-19 World”

The Embassy hosted a virtual live talk and discussion with Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow for Asian Studies at The Heritage Foundation , where he specializes in China’s military and foreign policy, in particular the communist regime’s relationship with its Asian neighbors and the United States. Mr. Cheng discussed China’s foreign policy priorities and efforts to reshape the …

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To the thousands in Austria who raised their voices – we thank you!

Thank you for your demonstration of solidarity with American civil society. The peaceful exercise of free speech is one of our most sacred rights, and something that unites Austria and America. We must be unified in the face of racism and injustice, not just in the United States or Austria, but globally. The United States …

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Statement by Ambassador Traina on current events in the United States

“Like many in Austria and the millions in the United States who are peacefully demonstrating on the streets of American cities, I too was horrified to learn of the death of George Floyd. This tragedy has filled Americans and people all over the world with shock, grief, and anger. It is important that those responsible …

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Flying the Pride Flag

We are flying the Pride Flag in recognition of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) All persons are born with the same inalienable rights and we condemn any threats to those rights on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Nearly 70 countries still criminalize LGBTI status and activity. The United States continues …

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Breaking Hate with Christian Picciolini

The U.S. Embassy invited activist and reformed white supremacist Christian Picciolini to Vienna to talk with stakeholders about his work in extremism intervention, prevention, and disengagement. Christian Picciolini runs the NGO Free Radicals , which works on outreach to communities vulnerable to radicalization. Mr. Picciolini has trained government and law enforcement agencies and given talks around the world on …

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A Spotlight on Visibility and Growth of LGBTQ Rights

Andrew Reynolds, Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gave a talk about the odds of LGBTQ politicians compared to their straight counterparts. While many politicians still hesitate to out themselves for fear of the effects such announcement might have on their career, others have come forward, promoting the cause for …

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Rushan Abbas about human rights violations against Uyghurs in China

In her presentation at the Amerika Haus, Rushan Abbas, Director of Campaign for Uyghur s , detailed various human rights violations against Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang province.  Ms. Abbas, herself a Uyghur, came to Washington, D.C., to study, and started raising international awareness for this situation.

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Diplomats for Equality support the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2019

Embassies, Delegations and Permanent Missions support IDAHOBIT and EuroPride 2019, which will take place in Vienna. We, the Diplomatic Missions of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, The United Kingdom, The …

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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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On the Appointment of Elan S. Carr as Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

Press Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019: “I am proud to announce the appointment of Elan S. Carr as the United States Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. Special Envoy Carr is a former criminal prosecutor, and currently serves as a military officer. He has also served as an …

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