Lecture: Othmar Lahodynsky

Metropolitan College

Is pleased to invite you to a special lecture by

European Editor, Profil (Vienna Weekly)
2007 Visiting Fulbright-Scholar, 
University of Texas at Austin

The Life of a Foreign Correspondent: 
From Warsaw in the Cold War to European Union-Brussels

When: April 30, 12:30 pm
Where: Center Austria Seminar Room, Metro College, ED 128, 

Otmar Lahodynsky was born in Linz, Austria. After studying German and English literature at the University of Vienna, he entered the journalistic profession, first as a reporter with Profil, Austria’s leading weekly magazine, covering events in Eastern Europe. Later as a correspondent in Brussels, he covered Austria’s accession to the European Union from 1988 to 1995 for the leading Austrian daily Die Presse; he was promoted to deputy editor-in-chief. In 1997/98 he served as chief of the foreign desk for the Vienna daily Kurier, before returning to Profil in 1999 as European editor.

He has done extensive interviews for Profil with world leaders such as Kofi Annan, King Hussein of Jordan, Vaclav Havel, Michail Gorbachov, Romano Prodi and Javier Solana. Since 2001, he is the president of the Austrian section of the “Association of European Journalists". He is an author of books on the European Union.