The 2022 Annual Botstiber Lecture with Dr. A. Wess Mitchell

On Friday, June 3, 2022, Dr. A. Wess Mitchell will deliver the annual Botstiber Lecture in the atrium of the Austrian Embassy at 6:30 pm. As one of the leading specialists on Europe and Russia, Dr. Mitchell will discuss the war in Ukraine and its effect on U.S.-Austrian relations.

Dr. Mitchell served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia from 2017 to 2019. In this role, Mitchell oversaw U.S. policy toward NATO, the EU, OSCE, Russia, the Caucasus and the Eastern Mediterranean. He currently serves as principal and co-founder at The Marathon Initiative, a think-tank dedicated to the study of great power competition. Prior to his government service, Dr. Mitchell was president and CEO of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), which he co-founded in 2005. He is a fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center and a senior advisor at the US Institute of Peace. His most recent book is The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire, published in 2018 by Princeton University Press.

A question-and answer period, as well as a reception, will follow Dr. Mitchell’s talk. The Embassy of Austria is located at 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC. Admission to the event is free but reservations are required by obtaining a free ticket via Eventbrite. Tickets are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.