Hannes Richter

The 60th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Austria 1950 – 2010

Fulbright grantees arrive in Vienna in the 1950sThis year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Fulbright Program in Austria. No other academic or cultural exchange program has contributed so much to promoting mutual understanding between the peoples of Austria and the United States.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

An Interview with Lonnie Johnson

Dr. Lonnie JohnsonIn an interview with Austrian Information, Dr. Lonnie Johnson spoke about current developments in the field of Austrian-American educational exchange. 

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

William B. Bader - A Dedicated Fulbrighter

William BaderWilliam B. Bader was one of the first Americans of his generation to profit from the Fulbright experience, and his subsequent career made him an exemplary representative of the Fulbright spirit. In 1953 Bader was among first Fulbright participants of a class sent to Germany.

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Hannes Richter

Recounting the Fulbright Year Abroad: Hubert Feichtlbauer

Hubert FeichtlbauerA grandson of mine has just returned from a trip to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, while my granddaughter recently enjoyed tramping through parts of Australia and New Zealand: Cosmopolitanism in the era of globalization. Sixty years earlier, the Statue of Liberty or even a showboat in St. Louis, “Mizzoura,” were more spectacular than Angkor Wat. America was “the” world hitherto undisclosed to anyone I knew. Studying at a U.S. university ignited minds and hearts.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Recounting the Fulbright Year Abroad: Friedrich St. Florian

Friedrich St. FlorianI have very fond memories of my Fulbright year from 1961-62. The Fulbright Fellowship sponsored my travels after having secured a full scholarship from Columbia University to study for a Master of Science degree in Architecture.

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Hannes Richter

Recounting the Fulbright Year Abroad: Professor Dr. Helmut Denk

Helmut DenkInitially drawn to Internal Medicine, I owe my professional change of interest in the clinical and theoretical aspects of Pathology to my first-time visit to the U.S. from 1969 – 1971 as a NIH Fellow with the Institute of Pathology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.  The turning point was largely due to the significant role played by my instructor Professor Hans Popper (1903 – 1988), who at the time was Dean and Head of the Institute of Pathology and later President of the Mount Sinai Medical School.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Recounting the Fulbright Year Abroad: Ambassador Wolfgang Petritsch

Wolfgang PetritschThere are two grand American post-WW II initiatives which had a lasting, even formative, impact on my life: First, the Marshall Plan - whose program helped Austria to achieve peace and prosperity in the Cold War era - which morphed into the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), where I have been serving as Austria's Permanent Representative since 2008. 

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Recounting the Fulbright Year Abroad: Tim Krantz

Tim KrantzI had taught an environmental seminar at the University of Redlands campus in Salzburg in June 2007.  Over some excellent beers at the Augustinerbräu, we discussed the fact that nothing was happening in Washington D.C. at the time (environmentally) and that our own Austrian-born governor, Gov. Schwarzenegger was taking a leadership role with respect to global warming legislation.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Recounting the Fulbright Year Abroad: Slawomir Hermanowicz

Slawomir HermanowiczIn 2008, I had the pleasure of being the first Fulbright BOKU Distinguished Chair in Sustainability at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences at the University of Agriculture in Vienna. This year I was invited to be a guest professor at the University of Agriculture and to give a similar course, although in a much shorter time (one month).

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Recounting the Fulbright Year Abroad: Alison Frank

I was in Austria for the academic year 2003-2004.  My research on the Habsburg Empire made Vienna a logical choice.  The archival materials in the Austrian State Archives and the published materials at the Austrian National Library are essential sources for historians interested in Central Europe.  Thanks to the Fulbright, I was able to complete my first book manuscript, which was published in 2005.  The Fulbright gave me the chance to begin professional friendships with my colleagues in Austria, as well as other fellows from East European countries. 

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

The 15th Anniversary of the Austrian National Fund

Hannah LessingThis year marks the 15th Anniversary of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, established by the Austrian government in 1995 with the strong support of all political parties in Austria. As a gesture of reconciliation to Austria’s Holocaust survivors throughout the world, the Austrian National Fund has provided one-time payments to victims of the Holocaust. Since its founding the Fund has been instrumental in reaching out to many Austrian émigrés who have found a new home in the United States.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Remarks by Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat

Stuart EizenstadtIn 2010, the Austrian National Fund will celebrate its 15th anniversary, under the inspired leadership of Hannah Lessing and with the support of the broad Austrian political leadership. It has been a record of great success, vision and leadership.    

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and Santa Fe Opera 2010

Guillermo FigueroaThis year marks the 400th Anniversary of Santa Fe, established in 1610 as capital of “New Spain” under the rule of the Habsburg Emperor Philip III, grandson of the famous Austrian Emperor Charles V. During his reign the Habsburg Empire comprised the colonies of the Spanish Crown and territories which reached from Central Europe to the Americas and were described as the Empire upon which the sun never sets.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Renowned Scholar on Austria Bruce F. Pauley Receives Award

Bruce PauleyProfessor Bruce Pauley, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Central Florida, was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor for Letters and the Arts 1st Class. The award was presented by Austrian Ambassador to the United States Dr. Christian Prosl during a ceremony on April 6, 2010, at the residence of the Austrian Honorary Consul in Orlando, Florida, Toby Unwin.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Gertrude Zinner d’Amecourt

Gertrude Zinner dÊAmecourtNative Austrian, long-time resident and prominent figure among circles of government leaders and foreign diplomats in Washington, D.C., Gertrude d’Amecourt, became 100 years old on May 24, 2010.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Kurt Elias (1918 – 2010)

Native of Vienna Kurt Elias, M.D., known for his conscientious and dedicated efforts toward personal care for his patients as a physician, combining elements of both the humanist and scientist, passed away in New York City on March 1, 2010 at the age of 91.
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