Ambassador Dr. Emil BRIX
Diplomat and historian. 1986-1989 Head of the Office of the Federal Minister of Science and Research; 1990-1995 Consul General at the Austrian Consulate General in Krakow; 1995-1999 Director of the Austrian Cultural Institute London; then head of the cultural policy section of the BMeiA; 2010-2015 Ambassador of Austria to the United Kingdom; 2015-2017 Ambassador to the Russian Federation; since August 2017 Director of the Diplomatic Academy Vienna. Numerous publications on topics of Austrian history and politics in the 19th and 20th centuries, including the book “Mitteleuropa Revisited” written with Erhard Busek in 2018. Member of the IDM Board since 1995. Since 2009 Member of the Presidium of the Austrian Research Foundation.