Dardis McNamee

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Dardis McNamee is the Editor in Chief of METROPOLE. Over a long career in journalism she has written for The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler in New York, the Wall Street Journal Europe and Die Zeit in Vienna, as well as having been a speechwriter to two US ambassadors to Austria. She was awarded the 2007 Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching for her work at the Department of Media Communications for Webster University Worldwide. In 2010, she was granted Austrian Citizenship of Honor (Ehrenstaatsbürgerschaft) for outstanding contributions to the Austrian Republic
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Michael Ignatieff | Academic Freedom Fighter

The Central European University finds a safe-haven in Vienna. Amid the optimism of the move its rector warns of the dangers of complacency  
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Complete Smoking Ban | In Defense of Choice

The Wirtschaftskammer’s, champion of separate smoking areas, still thinks this was the better way to go.
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Death in Vienna

Some Viennese may play down any special relationship with death. But, then again, it’s probably better not to take any chances...
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Peter Handke | A Revolution in Language

Criticized for his politics, the Austrian Nobel Laureate has been a transformative voice in 20th century literature.
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Eric Pleskow | Of Films and Forgiveness

From Refugee to Hollywood to Guest of Honour.
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Democracy’s Second Wind in CEE

METROPOLE and GLOBSEC will be cooperating on a range of activities, initiatives and events in the upcoming months to promote democracy in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
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Austrian Journalist Max Zirngast May Be Freed

Austrian journalist Max Zirngast was acquitted of all charges at a court in Ankara, Turkey
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Opinion | Brigitte Bierlein – Cleaning up After the Men

Come the hour, come the woman. Leading the interim government was going to be a tough gig, but she was ready.
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Matti Bunzl: Staging the Conversation

At the Wien Museum, the US-educated Austrian scholar wants to use the incidents of history to question the way we live now. In Vienna, museums are everywhere: At last year’s Lange Nacht der Museen, over 700 took part, from the KHM, the Leopold or the Belvedere to the more off-beat dedicated to theater, toys or magic, […]
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