Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies The Europe Center Stanford University


Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professors


Through the Austrian & Central European Program, The Europe Center and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies host the annual Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor at Stanford University.  The Distinguished Chair Professorship is open to Austrian faculty in all fields represented by Stanford University's seven schools, with special emphasis on the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Law. Candidates are nominated and then awarded the Chair by the University of Vienna after a formal review by The Europe Center.  The Europe Center and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies facilitate the Chair's teaching appointment in the appropriate Stanford school or department.  The Chair is given a formal visiting professor appointment at both the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies as well as at the Stanford academic department or school where they will be teaching.

Persons interested in applying for the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professorship should visit the University of Vienna webpage for more information on the application process.

 

Current Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor (2013-2014):

Manfred Nowak, Professor of Law, University of Vienna

 

Past Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professors:

2010-2011:
Max Preglau, Professor of Sociology at University of Innsbruck, Austria

2009-2010:
Siegfried Fina, Co-director of the Stanford-Vienna Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (a joint venture of Stanford Law School and the University of Vienna School of Law) and Associate Professor of European Union Law and Technology Law, University of Vienna

2008-2009:
Astrid Fellner, Professor of English and American Studies, University of Vienna

2007-2008:
Andreas Wiebe, Head of the Department of Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

2006-2007:
Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl, Professor of Music, University of Salzburg

2005-2006:
Andreas Dorschel, Professor of Aesthetics, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

2002-2003:
Karl Aiginger, Professor of Economics, University of Vienna

2001-2002:
Heinz Gaertner
, Senior Researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip), Vienna and lecturer, University of Vienna.

2000-2001:
Reinhard Neck, Professor of Economics, University of Klagenfurt

1999-2000:
Arnold Suppan, Professor of History, University of Vienna (Winter/Spring Quarters)
Fritz Steinhausler, Professor of Physics and Biophysics, University of Salzburg (Fall/Winter Quarters)

1998-1999:
Gerda Neyer, Austrian Academy of Science, Institute for Demography

1996-1997:
Anton Pelinka, Professor of Political Science,  University of Innsbruck

1995-1996:
Gerhard Hafner, Professor of International Law/IR, University of Vienna and Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna

1994-1995:
Stefan Schleicher, Professor of Economics, University of Graz

1993-1994:
Matthias Kralj, Professor of Drama, Burgtheater, Austria

1992-1993:
Ruth Wodak, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Chair, University of Vienna

1991-1992:
Peter Posch, Professor of Education, University of Klagenfurt

1990-1991:
Wedelin Schmidt-Dengler, Professor of Literature, University of Vienna

1989-1990:
Patrick Werkner, Professor of Art, Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna

1988-1989:
Edgar Morscher, Professor of Philosophy, University of Salzburg

1987-1988:
Hanspeter Neuhold, Professor of Political Science / IR, University of Vienna

1986-1987:
Wolfgang Dressler, Professor of Linguistics, University of Vienna (Winter Quarter)
Karl-Heinz Rossbacher, Professor of Literature, University of Salzburg (Spring Quarter)

1985-1986: 
Gerhar Botz
, Professor of History, University of Salzburg

1984-1985: 
Rudolf Haller
, Professor of Philosophy, University of Graz

1983-1984:
Paul Stefanek, Professor of Drama, University of Vienna

1982-1983:
Erich Streissler, Professor of Economics, University of Vienna

1981-1982: 
Michael Krapf
, Professor of Art, Austrian Gallery, Vienna (Winter Quarter)
Gerbert Frodl, Professor of Art, Austrian Gallery, Vienna (Spring Quarter)

1980-1981:
Peter Gerlich, Professor of Political Science, University of Vienna

1979-1980:
Gottfried Scholz, Professor of Music, Academy of Music, Vienna

1978-1979:
Herbert Zeman, Professor of Literature, University of Vienna

1977-1978:
Fritz Fellner, Professor of History, University of Salzburg