Welcome to the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation
The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation is a US 501(c)(3) private foundation serving three distinct purposes:
- The Botstiber Scholars Program—Learn more about our mission to provide scholarships to talented individuals of good moral character in the fields of science, technology and commerce.
- BIAAS, the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies—Learn more about our Institute that promotes an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria.
- Botstiber Fund for Food Security —Learn more about our humanitarian programs that seek to prevent cruelty to human beings.
The Sixth Annual Botstiber Lecture on Austrian-American Affairs
Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Embassy of Austria, 3542 International Court NW, Washington, DC 20008.
Admission is FREE
The Botstiber Institute for Austrian American Studies will sponsor a panel discussion entitled “Espionage and intelligence in the 21st Century: How did we get here and where do we go from here? – An Austrian American Discussion.” The event will be held at the Austrian Embassy, Washington, D.C., on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Panelists will include Siegfried Beer (moderator), Guenter Bischof, James Carafano, Audrey Kurth-Cronin, John Irvin and Timothy Naftali. Admission is free, but reservations are required by contacting the Austrian Cultural Forum.
- Siegfried Beer, Director of the Botstiber Institute for Austrian American Studies, is a professor of late modern and contemporary history at the University of Graz and the director of the Austrian Center for Intelligence, Propaganda & Security Studies.
- Guenter Bischof, an Austrian-American historian, is a Marshall Plan professor of history at the University of New Orleans where he specializes in 20th century diplomatic history.
- James Carafano is the director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies and the deputy director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at the Heritage Foundation.
- Audrey Kurth-Cronin is a Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University and a Senior Research Associate at the Changing Character of War Program and Center for International Studies at Oxford University.
- John Irvin is a former Central Intelligence Agency Clandestine Service Officer and current Vice Chairman of NOIR for USA, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to education and promote NOIR concepts and ideas to improve US national security by fixing the problem of inside spies.
- Timothy Naftali, director of the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives at New YorkUniversity, previously taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Hawaii and Yale where he focused on the history of counterterrorism and the Cold War.
The Botstiber Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals, except for grant requests to the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies.