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50th Anniversary of the Film “The Sound of Music”

On May 30, the Austro-American Societies Salzburg and Upper Austria, with the support of the U.S. Embassy and Oberbank, hosted an all-day program entitled “The Sound of Music Experience” for Society members and friends.  On the 50th anniversary of the making of the Hollywood classic “The Sound of Music,” the goal of the program was to ...
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Building Bridges to Make it Better: Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth

Dan Savage , award-winning author, journalist, newspaper editor and political commentator, participated in a panel discussion on “Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth” at the Amerika Haus.  In 2010, Savage, who writes the internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column Savage Love in The Stranger, an alternative weekly newspaper in Seattle, and his husband Terry Miller began the “It Gets Better Project”  whose ...
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“Erika and Klaus Mann: Traitors to the Fatherland”

The internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker and nonfiction author Dr. Andrea Weiss  presented clips of one of her earlier films “Escape to Life.” This film deals with the life and times of famous German author Thomas Mann’s eldest children, Erika and Klaus. Known as intellectuals, artists, homosexuals and pacifists, Erika and Klaus were forced to leave Germany after Hitler’s ...
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Richard Harknett about Cyberaggression

Professor Richard Harknett from the University of Cincinnati talked about cyber security risks that major companies encounter and of the risks every computer user worldwide is facing. He discussed counter measures that already have been taken and new strategies that have to be developed. He was accompanied by Dr. Alexander Janda from the Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich , who talked about ...
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