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LGBT Reception & Screening

Ambassador’s Residence, June 11, 2016 This year’s highlight of the Embassy’s LGBT outreach was a Tri-Mission-hosted reception for the LGBT community at which the Austrian film maker Klaus Händl was honored. Händl’s film “Tomcat”, of which an excerpt was presented at the reception, won the Teddy Award for the best LGBT-themed film at the 2016 ...
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Refractions of Bob Dylan & AustroBob

Amerika Haus, May 24, 2016 On Bob Dylan’s 75th anniversary, music journalist Martin Schäfer, editor and critic Rainer Vesely, journalist and radio moderator at FM4 Martin Blumenau, Univ.Prof.Mag.Dr. Alexandra Ganser from the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna, Univ.Ass.Mag. Dr. Eugen Banauch and journalist and musician Markus Brandstetter discussed the ...
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Austria: Made in Hollywood

Amerika Haus, May 3, 2016 Jacqueline Vansant , a professor of German at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and currently a Fulbright Visiting Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Vienna, introduced the audience to an Austria as seen through the eyes of Hollywood. Professor Vansant compiled an exhausting list of Hollywood films that are ...
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Disrupt, Deter, Re-Direct: Tackling Terrorism from the Ground Up

Dr. Anne Speckhard from the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism & Georgetown University and Dr. Ulrich Kropiunigg from Women Without Borders & Medical University of Vienna discussed the roots of extremism and shared best practices on how to integrate minority groups. After interviewing nearly 500 terrorists, and in the case of dead suicide terrorists, their ...
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