Wednesday, March 2, 2011
3:00 p.m.


University Center Ballroom

Thomas Mayr-Harting

Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting“An Austrian Perspective from the Security Council: Human Rights and Rule of Law”

Thomas Mayr-Harting
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations

Thomas Mayr-Harting served as the director general of political affairs for the Foreign Ministry of Austria. Prior to that position, he completed a four-year term as Austrian ambassador to Belgium, and head of the Austrian Mission to NATO. He also chaired the supervisory board of the Austrian Development Agency.

Mr. Mayr-Harting joined the Austrian diplomatic service in 1979. His distinguished career includes serving with the Austrian Mission to the European Communities in Brussels, the Austrian Embassy in Moscow, and the Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, among other notable positions and accomplishments. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Mayr-Harting also acted as special representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans.

Mr. Mayr-Harting received his law degree at the University of Vienna in 1977. From 1977 to 1978, he studied European law at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. In 1978, he received his diploma from The Hague Academy of International Law.