Programs & Events

Spring 2015

Thursday, February 26
Talk by His Excellency Dr. Hans Peter Manz, Ambassador of Austria to the U.S.
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

The University of Virginia Center for Politics in partnership with the Center for German Studies will host a public event featuring His Excellency Dr. Hans Peter Manz, the current Austrian Ambassador to the United States. Ambassador Manz will discuss the relationship between Austria and the United States since the establishment of the European Union; the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Austria and the 60th anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty. There will be time for questions and answers following the discussion.

Hans Peter Manz, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the United States: Ambassador Manz has represented Austria in the United States since December 2011. He arrived in Washington D.C. having served as Austrian ambassador to Switzerland for more than four years. Ambassador Manz is a career diplomat who joined the Austrian foreign service in 1979. Between 1981 and 1987 he served at the Austrian Embassies in Berne and Tehran. After a spell on the Eastern European desk in Vienna and another tour in Berne, he became Deputy Chief of Mission at the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in New York in 1994. In 1999, Hans Peter Manz moved back to the Foreign Ministry in Vienna. From 2000 to 2007, he was the Diplomatic Advisor to the Austrian Federal Chancellor. Hans Peter Manz was born in Canberra on October 7, 1955. After high school in Vienna, he received his doctorate of law at the University of Vienna in 1977.

This event is free and open to the public.

Online registration is required at http://forms.hoosonline.virginia.edu/cfpaustrianambassador .
For more information contact Glenn Crossman at cfp-programs@virginia.edu or (434) 243-3540.
Sponsored by the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

 


Thursday, February 26
Talk by Hans H. Hiebel, Karl-Franzens University, Graz: Franz Kafka’s “A Country Doctor”: A New Interpretation and Analysis
6:00 pm
Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

This event is free and open to the public.  Reception following lecture.

Sponsored by the Center for German Studies.