Wolfgang Petritsch
  High Representative,
August 1999 – May 2002
  Curriculum Vitae
  Born on 26 August 1947 in Klagenfurt, Austria
1972 Ph.D. Southeastern European History, University of Vienna
1972 – 1973 Fulbright scholarship, University of Southern California, L.A., USA
1977 – 1983 Adviser, Press Secretary of the Austrian Federal Chancellor Bruno Kreisky
1983 – 1984 Austrian Mission to OECD, Paris
1984 – 1992 Head of Austrian Press and Information Service, New York
1992 – 1994 Acting Head of the Department for Multilateral Economic Co-operation in the Austrian MFA
1994 Head of Department for Information on European Affairs in the Federal Chancellery (supervised the Federal Government’s information campaign on Austria’s accession to the EU)
1995 – 1997 Head of Department for International Relations of the City of Vienna
Austrian Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Oct.1998 –
EU Special Envoy for Kosovo
February –
March 1999
EU Chief Negotiator at the Kosovo peace talks in Rambouillet and Paris
Since August
The High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Wolfgang Petritsch has published extensively on foreign and
domestic policy issues. Most recently he co-authored the book
‘Kosovo-Kosova. Mythen, Daten, Fakten.’ His latest book is
“Bosnien und Herzegowina fünf Jahre nach Dayton – Hat der
Friede eine Chance?”