The Ambassador of Austria to the United States, Martin Weiss, will deliver a talk on U.S. and Austrian relations marking the centenary of the U.S.–Austrian Peace Treaty (1921).
A reception will follow the lecture to celebrate the conclusion of "The US-Austria Peace Treaty at 100: Historical, Political, and Moral Perspectives" symposium and welcome Clemens Sedmak, a native-Austrian, as the new director of the Nanovic Institute.
This event is sponsored and made possible by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS).
About the Speaker
Ambassador Weiss was born on December 31, 1962, in Innsbruck, Austria. He started his career in the Austrian Foreign Service in 1990.
Previous to his appointment as Austrian Ambassador to the U.S., Martin Weiss served as Ambassador to Israel, as Director of the Press and Information Department of the Foreign Ministry, and as Ambassador to Cyprus.
Throughout his career, he held several postings in the United States: He started as a Human Rights Attaché for the Austrian Mission to the United Nations in New York in 1991, held the positions of Political Counselor, Counselor for Congressional Affairs and Public Diplomacy and later Director of the Austrian Press and Information Service at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, and most recently served as Austrian Consul General in Los Angeles from 2004 to 2009.
Martin Weiss holds a law degree (equivalent to J.D.) from the University of Vienna and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Virginia (UVA). He is married and the father of two.
Ambassador Weiss took up his duties as Head of Mission in Washington, DC on November 1, 2019.