His Excellency Dr. Hans Peter Manz
Ambassador of Austria to the U.S.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Small Collections Library, Harrison Auditorium
University of Virginia
The University of Virginia Center for Politics in partnership with the Center for German Studies hosted a public event featuring His Excellency Dr. Hans Peter Manz, the Austrian Ambassador to the United States. Ambassador Manz discussed the relationship between Austria and the United States and relations within the European Union followed by questions from the audience.
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.