A book presentation and discussion with Gűnter Bischof, University of New Orleans, History.
Gűnter Bischof, a native of Austria, has taught at the University of New Orleans since 1989. He studied at the Universities of Innsbruck, Vienna, New Orleans and holds a PhD in American History from Harvard University. He is the Marshall Plan Professor of History and the Director of “Center Austria: The Marshall Plan Center for European Studies” at the University of New Orleans; he was appointed a University Research Professor in June 2011. He served as a visiting professor at the Universities of Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, the Economics Universities of Vienna and Prague, Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the RGGU in Moscow, as well the “Post-Katrina” Visiting Professor at LSU in the fall of 2005. He is the author of Austria in the First Cold War, 1945/55: The Leverage of the Weak (1999), and Relationships/Beziehungsgeschichten: Austria and the United States in the Twentieth Century (2014), coeditor of the yearbook Contemporary Austrian Studies (24 vols), and editor of the book series TRANSATLANTICA (8 vols), as well as the coeditor of another 20 books on topics of international contemporary history (esp. World War II and the Cold War in Central Europe), among them with Barbara Stelzl-Marx and Stefan Karner The Vienna Summit and Its Importance in International History (Lexington Books of Rowman & Littlefield 2014), selected a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2014. He serves as a “Presidential Counselor” at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans and on the board of the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies.
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Published: Tuesday, October 04, 2016