16. Braunauer Zeitgeschichte-Tage "Peacemakers Manual"
Egon Ranshofen-Wertheimer, 1894 Braunau - 1957 New York
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Ernst Florian Winter

Born December 16, 1923, Vienna, Austria

1938 to U.S.A. due to German-Nazi occupation, naturalized US citizen, 1943


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Japanese Language and Area Studies ASTP-ROTC, certificate 1944
B.A. (social science major), Columbia College, NYC, 1946
M.A. (political science major), Columbia University, NYC, 1949
Ph.D. (government and international law), Columbia University, NYC, 1954

Academic Career:

Associate Professor of History and Political Science, Head of Department, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY (1949-1961)
Adjunct Professor of Diplomacy and International Law, summer school at Columbia University, NY (1966, 1967, 1968)
Guest Professor at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Princeton University, Georgetown University and Indiana University
Chairman, Ost-Institute and Professor of International and Communist Affairs at Internationales Forschungszentrum für Grundfragen der Wissenschaften,. Salzburg (1961-1964)
Director (1964-1967) and Professor (1964-present), Diplomatic Academy, Vienna
Director and Professor at Ford Foundation’s postgraduate Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna (1966-1967)
Professor of Diplomatic and Strategic Studies, International University, Vienna (1999-2001)

Diplomatic Career:

Director, Department of Application of Social Sciences of UNESCO, Paris (1968-1970)
American Negotiator, People’s Republic of China (1968-1972)
Member of the UN Committee of the U.S. Committee for New China Policy (1970-72)
Member of team invited by the late Prime Minister Chou En-lai as the first American guest of the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (January-March, 1972)
Head of first two UN specialised agencies missions to China, UNEP-FAO (1974) and UNEP-WHO (1975)


Founder-Director of Transnational Research Center for Political Ecology, Environment Law and Alternative Environmental Technologies, Austria (1970-78)
Senior Consultant, UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya (1972-1978)
Founding member of the Resources and Industries Associates Group, Director in charge of RIA’s work in agriculture and environmental technologies, NY, Vancouver (1975-1994)
Member, Board of Directors, International Association of Clean Technologies (1992-present)
Senior Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO, Vienna (1989-1994)

Chairman of the International Council of the Austrian Service Abroad (2009-present)

Languages: German, Japenese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, English

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