BIAAS issued a $2,800 grant to Florian Traussnig for a one-day conference analyzing the role of Austrian émigrés, who served in the US Army. The goal of the project was to disseminate the results of Traussnig’s book as well as examine the role that Austrians played in the intelligence services of the United States. The event had a number of panels ranging from U.S. Intelligence during World War II to a reading from a novel on an Austrian parachute agent.
Florian Traussnig received his Ph.D. from the University of Graz in 2013. He has worked as an historian at the Austrian Center for Intelligence, Propaganda, and Security Studies.