After graduating from high school in Salzburg (AUT),
Andreas Maislinger enrolled at the University of Salzburg for studies
in Law as well as in Political Science in 1974. In 1977, he also took
up studies in the History of Eastern Europe at the University of Vienna.
Throughout the years that followed, his educational career included
studies at universities in Frankfurt am Main (GFR), Berlin (GFR),
Oslo (NOR), Lublin (POL), Erfurt (then GDR), and Prague (then CSSR)
as well the the European
College - Forum Alpbach (AUT) and the
Seminar in American Studies.
In 1980 he presented his doctoral thesis "Problems
of Austrian Security Policy" at the the University of Salzburg.
September 1980 and April 1981, he volunteered for Aktion
Sühnezeichen/Friedensdienste in Berlin (GFR)
and the Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau (POL) which is a program similar
to Gedenkdienst. Afterwards he did alternative service at the International
Fellowship of Reconciliation in Vienna.
Further Academic Career:
Between 1982 and 1991, Andreas Maislinger was academic
assistant at the University of Innsbruck (AUT). In 1986 he published
an omnibus volume dealing with Costa Rica. In 1987 he was Visiting
Assistant Professor at the University of New Orleans (USA) and worked
also at the Humboldt-University in East-Berlin (then GDR) and the
University of Linz. Involvement at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
(IL) in 1988 and a Holocaust
class at Yad Vashem (Jerusalem,
IL) in 1990 followed. In 1992 he was involved in organizing the first
German language Holocaust seminar at Yad Vashem.
Andreas Maislinger has been writing for the
1992 and 1996. He has also been scholarly director of the Braunauer
Zeitgeschichte-Tage since 1992. The same year
he founded Verein
Gedenkdienst. In 1998, he founded
für Dienste im
continued to establish Gedenkdienst internship programs, but at the
same time expanded its activities to other forms of alternative service
abroad. In 1999, he founded and since then has been president of