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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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The Universal Language of Rap

The Ambassador’s Residence, April 28, 2016 On the occasion of the Vienna-based “Rap Against” Festival for Social Innovation, U.S. Ambassador Alexa Wesner hosted a rap concert at her residence, featuring the Austrian group “P.Tah & Con” and the American Khary Durgans. Like the festival, the artists with their music make a stand against discrimination, xenophobia ...
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Earl Fry on the U.S. Elections and TTIP

The annual Milton Wolf Seminar – a two-day conference for media practitioners, diplomats, academics, and students to share their perspectives, formulate new ideas, and identify areas where further research is needed – took place from April 4-6, 2016 in Vienna. This year’s seminar focused on “The Paris Effect: Journalism, Diplomacy, and Information Controls.” The Milton Wolf Seminar is ...
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