US Embassy panel discussion: THE OUTLOOK ON TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS, 6.4.2017


  • Stanley SLOAN, Atlantic Council
  • Jan SUROTCHAK, International Republican Institute
  • Elisabeth CHRISTEN, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)
  • Moderated by Werner Fasslabend, Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES)

What: Panel Discussion
When: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Where: AMERIKA HAUS, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna

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Stanley R. Sloan is a non-resident senior fellow at the Washington-based think tank Atlantic Council, a visiting scholar in political science at Vermont's Middlebury College and an associate fellow at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy. He previously served as First Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Europe at the CIA and as a member of the U.S. Delegation to Negotiations on Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions.

Jan Surotchak is Regional Director for Europe at the International Republican Institute where he oversees programming in the Baltic States, Central and Southeastern Europe, and Turkey, as well as outreach efforts to partner parties in Western Europe and institutions at the European Union level. He has taken part in numerous election observation missions around the world, among others in Afghanistan, China, Nigeria and Turkey.

Elisabeth Christen
is a Research Fellow at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) where she focuses on international trade relations, industrial economics, foreign direct investments and multinational firms. She earned a PhD in Economics and was previously a lecturer at the universities of Linz and Innsbruck.

Werner Fasslabend is President of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy. Previous functions include Federal Minister of Defense (1990-2000), 3rd President of the Austrian Parliament, Member of the Parliament, President of the Political Academy of the Austrian People’s Party and founder of the Central European Cooperation in Peace-keeping (CENCOOP).