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Chair for Non-European History University of Vienna Austria

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University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, A-1010 Vienna Austria
43 1 4277 - 0
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Public Institution
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General Information: 

It was the first University Chair of this kind in Austria (1989ff). Chair person and two assistants paid by the Austrian Ministry of Science. For projects (seminar, conferences) divers public and private funding and up to five additional personnel. Latest project: Brazil-conference in Vienna, october 2013. Close cooperation with Austrian Institute for Latin America and Diplomatic Academy, both Vienna.

Mission and Objectives: 

Teaching and training for understanding Third World developments and autonomy processes, with special enphasis on foreign policies and intercultural relations. Document peace negotiations and transition phenomena (from military rule to democracy), with special reference to Latin American countries.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Learning about the "arabic spring" and related processes and transfer these insights to encounters with Latin American students and vice versa. Transfer experiences from Latin American civil societies to members of civil societies in Arabic countries.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

In my professional activities (35 years dealing with Latin America, via teaching, writing and conference activies) I accumulated a large bopy of experiences as to transition, democracy building, intercultural relations and foreign policy alternatives. To be shared with colleagues in my country.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

Intensify debates on intercultural relations and activites of civil societies both in Austria and in Latin American countries and reach actors beyond the university realm.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
em.Univ.Prof. Dr. Gerhard Drekonja, University of Vienna
Head of the organisation: 
em.Univ.Prof. Dr. Gerhard Drekonja