Dr. Gregory Weeks

Dr. Weeks holds a Dr.phil in Contemporary History and Austrian History from the University of Graz. He is a member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, the German Studies Association, and the Society for Military History. His research focuses on civil-military relations, genocide prevention, and twentieth century Austrian and German diplomatic and military history.

He has been a Corrie ten Boom Fellow at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education in Los Angeles (2008), the Baron Friedrich Carl von Oppenheim Chair for the Study of Racism, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust at the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority Yad Vashem in Jerusalem (2006), and a Charles H. Revson Fellow for Archival Research at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (2004-2005).

He is the co-author of Vienna’s Conscience: Close Ups and Conversations after Hitler, which was presented at the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna (2008). An exhibit based on the book has been shown at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis, Missouri, USA (2007) and the former Ohel Moshe Synagogue in Shanghai, China (2009). In 2009, the exhibit became a permanent part of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) display at the U.N. in Vienna, Austria.

Further, Dr. Weeks has been a participant in the U.S. Military Academy’s Summer Seminar in Military History (2003), The Leucorea Foundation’s Seminar on German-American Relations, 1871-1914 (1999), The Holocaust Educational Foundation’s Summer Seminar on The Holocaust and Jewish Civilization (1998), and The Stuttgart Seminar in Cultural Studies (1995). He has worked as a war crimes researcher for the Canadian Department of Justice (2000-2001), a consultant to the Hudson Institute’s German Reunification Project (1990), and a consultant to the two exhibits commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1955 Austrian State Treaty, “The New Austria” at the Schallaburg in Lower Austria and “Austria is Free” at the Belvedere Palace in Vienna (2005) as well as the exhibit commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Austrian First Republic in the Austrian Parliament (2008-2009).

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, Vienna’s Conscience: Face to Face Conversations Fifty Years after Hitler (St. Louis: Reedy Press, 2007)
  • Co-author, “The EU and the Balkans in the Twenty-First Century: The Trauma of War and Hopes for Stability in the Region” in Economic and Political Development Ethics: Europe and Beyond, ed. Bruno S. Sergi and William T. Bagatelas (Bratislava: Iura Edition, Wolters Kluwer, 2007)
  • “The Legacy of the Habsburg Empire for the EU” in Ethical Implications of Post-Communist Transition Economics and Politics in Europe, ed. Bruno S. Sergi and William T. Bagatelas Bratislava: Iura Edition, 2005.
  • “The Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union, 1950-2004: Lessons from the Past for the Future?” in Economics and Politics: Has 9/11 Changed Anything, ed. Bruno S. Sergi and William T. Bagatelas. Bratislava: Iuria Editions, 2004.
  • “Fifty Years of Pain: A History of Austrian Disabled Veterans after 1945″ in Disabled Veterans in History, ed. David A. Gerber. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000.
  • “Austria Regains Its Independence” (Austrian State Treaty) in Great Events from History.Salem Press, 2006.
  • “Understanding the Holocaust: The Past and Future of Holocaust Studies,” Contemporary European History 15(1) (2006): 117-129.
  • “The Balkan ‘brain drain’ and its consequences” in William T. Bagatelas and Bruno S. Sergi, “The Balkan ‘brain drain’—its meaning and implications,” South-East Europe Review for Labour and Social Affairs (SEER, vol. 6, no. 4, February 2004): 15-17.
  • “The Linguistic Legacy of the Civil War: How the Civil War changed American English” inAmerican Studies Journal, Number 48 (Winter 2001): 52-56.
  • “German Colonial Wars” in Magill’s Guide to Military History, ed. John Powell (2001)
  • “Der Nationalsozialistische Traum von einem Deutsch-Mittelafrikanischen Reich, 1933-1943″ In Geschichte und Gegenwart: Vierteljahreshefte für Zeitgeschichte, Gesellschaftsanalyse und politische Bildung Nr. 3, Jg. 14 (September 1995).

Johanne Døhlie Saltnes

Johanne Døhlie Saltnes is a Ph.D. Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna. She holds a Masters degree in International Relations from Webster University Vienna and worked previously as the IR research assistant at Webster University.


Ingrid Salazar

Ingrid Salazar is a recent graduate from Webster University’s International Relations graduate program where she focused on topics of human security, gender and migration. Her graduate thesis was titled “The Gender Composition of International Migration: An Analysis of the Role of Border Enforcement in the cases of the United States and Spain,” for which she received the Thesis of Excellence Award. During her studies she worked as the International Relations Department research assistant, conducting research on various issues such as sexual violence in Africa, EU energy policy, failed states and genocide.

Before getting her Master’s degree, Ingrid worked for over five years in both Spain and Austria for an international industrial corporation, primarily as a project manager in the field of supply chain management. Originally from Southern California, she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Boston University.


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