Emil Brix

is an Austrian diplomat and historian, Director of the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna and Deputy Chairman of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe. He served as Consul General in Cracow, Poland and Ambassador to the UK and to the Russian Federation. He holds a PhD from the University of
Vienna and was awarded Drhc. by the University of Drohobytsch, Ukraine and by the University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.