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Steger Philipp

Philipp Steger
Former Attaché for Science and Technology
Founder of the Office of Science & Technology (OST)


Philipp Steger was the Attaché for Science and Technology at the Embassy of Austria in Washington, DC, from 2000 to 2007. Following his years in science diplomacy, he decided to pursue his dream of becoming a fiction writer. He now lives and works on the island of Mallorca off the coast of Spain

In 2001, he founded the Office of Science & Technology (OST) with the support of the respective Federal Ministries in Austria. Previously, Steger was the chief officer for science and technology in the office of then Minister for Science and Transportation Caspar Einem.

Steger holds a Master's degree in Law and a Ph.D. in Law and Political Science from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, which included a three-year research stay at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Subsequently he was awarded a Junior Visiting Fellowship at the Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen) in Vienna, Austria. His book, "Farewell to a Catholic Country? Poland’s Church after Communism" (Abschied vom katholischen Land? Polens Kirche nach dem Kommunismus), was published in 2001.


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