International Conference "Women Leaders - Networking for Peace and Security in the Middle East"

Hosted by Ursula Plassnik, Federal Minister for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria, an international conference took place on May 30-31. The core message of this conference was: "Violence must be countered by dialogue - Keeping space for dialogue open".

The Conference was an internationally unprecedented attempt to gather women in leading political positions from the Middle East and other conflict areas at a Round Table and to have them engage in a dialogue about possibilities of conflict resolution and peace building in the Middle East.

Objective as much as result of the conference were the presence of women in decision making positions and women experts from media, economy, education, and civil society and their direct exchange and discussion.  

Currently on the Austrian and international level concrete follow up activities are in planning stage. For further details, please, refer to the attached conference brochure.

You may download an electronic version of the catalogue by clicking on the link (pdf-document). Alternatively, you may order a hardcopy of the catalogue by writing to us at abtvi8(at)bmeia.gv.at  or by sending a fax to +43 (0) 5 01159 268. The book is in high demand and supplies are therefore very limited.

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180 Degrees East and West - Muslims in Austria

 

To accompany a photo-exhibition (entitled "180 Degrees East and West - Muslims in Austria"), the Austrian Foreign Ministry has issued a special catalogue comprising key images from said exhibition. The publication also includes a preface by Foreign Minister Plassnik and essays on the project and on Muslims and the Islamic Community in Austria. The exhibition itself will be on display in Jerusalem, Cairo, Istanbul, London, Paris and other cities starting in spring 2006.

You may download an electronic version of the catalogue by clicking on the link (pdf-document). Alternatively, you may order a hardcopy of the catalogue by writing to us at abtvi8(at)bmeia.gv.at  or by sending a fax to +43 (0) 5 01159 268.

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Sigmund Freud: conquistador of the unconscious

The year 2006 marks the 150th anniversary of Sigmund Freud’s birthday. To celebrate the occasion, the Austrian Foreign Ministry decided to produce a representative brochure on the life and work of the founder of modern psychoanalysis. In addition to an essay by Edith Kurzweil, this volume also contains numerous rare and rarely seen photographs from Freud’s life.

You may download an electronic version of the brochure by clicking on the link (pdf-document). Alternatively, you may order a hardcopy of the brochure by writing to us at abtvi8(at)bmeia.gv.at  or by sending a fax to +43 (0) 501159 268.

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Bertha von Suttner: living for peace

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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize award to Bertha von Suttner, the Austrian Foreign Ministry has issued the brochure "Bertha von Suttner: living for peace". The booklet contains an essay by the prominent London based publicist and journalist Hella Pick about the life and work of Bertha von Suttner as well as photos of the first female Nobel Peace Prize laureate from the private archive of historian Brigitte Hamann.

You may download an electronic version of the brochure by clicking on the link (pdf-document). Alternatively, you may order a hardcopy of the brochure by writing to us at abtvi8(at)bmeia.gv.at  or by sending a fax to +43 (0)501159 268.

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Theodor Herzl and Austria: a century later

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On the occasion of the Centenary of the death of Theodor Herzl, the Austrian Foreign Ministry has issued a brochure entitled "Theodor Herzl and Austria: a century later", an essay by Steven Beller, historian and Herzl biographer.

You may download an electronic version of the brochure by clicking on the link (pdf-document). Alternatively, you may order a hardcopy of the brochure by writing to us at abtvi8(at)bmeia.gv.at by sending a fax to +43 (0) 5 01159 268.

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Disclaimer

Please note that the conclusions and opinions expressed in the publications represent the authors' personal views and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Austrian Foreign Ministry.