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International affairs educator

Wolfgang Franz Danspeckgruber, Austrian international affairs educator.


Danspeckgruber, Wolfgang Franz was born on February 4, 1956 in Linz/Donau, Austria. Son of Franz Joseph and Maria Danspeckgruber.


Doctor of Laws, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate Institute International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, 1994.


Assistant to general National Defense Academy, Vienna, 1979—1980. Assistant to director Program for Strategic and International Security Studies IUHEI, Geneva, 1982—1984. Visiting fellow Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 1985.

Visiting fellow Center for Science and International Affairs Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985—1987. Visiting fellow Center International Studies, Princeton, New Jersey, 1987—1989. Instructor Woodrow Wilson School and Department Politics Princeton University, 1989—1994, director Liechtenstein Research Program on Self-Determination, Center International Studies, 1994—2000.

Founding director Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, since 2000. Founder and chair Liechtenstein Colloquium on European and International Affairs, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, since 1986. Mediator, private diplomacy meetings on Balks and Caucasus, since 1993, on Afghanistan, 2001.

Lieutenant, 1974-1980, Austrian military.


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  • Other Work

    • Editor (with HSH Prince Hans Adam II of Liechten): Emerging Dimensions of European Security Policy, 1991. Editor: (with Charles R.H. Tripp) The Iraqi Aggression Against Kuwait, 1996. Editor: (with Sir Arthur Watts) Self-Determination and Self-Administration: A Sourcebook, 1997.

      Editor: The Self-Determination of Peoples, 2002.


Married Annegret Dettwiler-Danspeckgruber, July 30, 1983. Children: Caroline-Anne, Mariella-Lisa.

Franz Danspeckgruber

Annegret Dettwiler-Danspeckgruber

Caroline-Anne Danspeckgruber

Mariella-Lisa Danspeckgruber