Dr. Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger is a graduate of the University of Vienna and holds a PhD in Musicology, French language and Literature. She is also an alumna of the Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies. For 25 years she served in the Austrian Federal Ministry for European, International and Foreign Affairs, holding positions in various departments, including the position of a Training Director in the Personnel Department. Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger was posted to the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in New York and to the Austrian Embassy in Paris. She has been Deputy Director of the Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies for the last three years. She is responsible for the development of diplomatic training programmes for public officials and diplomats from all continents. She coordinates the DA’s cooperation with international partners and networks, including the European Diplomatic Programme and the International Forum on Diplomatic Training.
Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger organised the S4D4C Workshop ‘Science Diplomacy Dynamics – Opening Science! Opening Diplomacy!’ at the Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies in November 2019. She contributed to a session at S4D4C’s 1st Networking Meeting ‘EU Science Diplomacy beyond 2020’ in Madrid, and co-presented the concluding highlights at S4D4C’s 2nd Networking Meeting ‘Towards a European Science Diplomacy Roadmap’ in Berlin.