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 Fifth Annual Botstiber Lecture on Austrian-American Affairs
Friday, May 31, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Admission is FREE, RSVP required
To register go to http://botstiber.eventbrite.com
Ambassador Hans Winkler will speak on “Coming to Terms with Austria’s Past –the Role of the United States,” covering the negotiations about compensation and restitution of property stolen by the National Socialists during the occupation of Austria from 1938 to 1945, leading to the Washington Agreement in 2000 for which Ambassador Winkler was a chief negotiator.
Ambassador Hans Winkler has been the Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna since April 2009. He has served as State Secretary in the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs and has headed the International Law Department in the Foreign Ministry and acted as Ambassador to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
The Botstiber Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals, except for grant requests to the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies.