Heinz Vetschera

Born 19 March 1948; 1966 - 1967 military service (reserve officers' training) 1967 - 1974 University studies (laws and political science), University of Vienna, LLD 1971; Ph.D. (Dr. rer. pol.) 1974 since 1972 Researcher and Instructor/lecturer at National Defense Academy (International Law, International Relations); foreign language studies (Italian, Serbo-Croat); 1980 - 1981 Research Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London 1983 - 1984 Resident Fellow, Institute for East-West-Security Studies, New York since 1985 Lecturer at University of Vienna, Faculty for Political Sciences 1986-1998 Guest Lecturer, NATO-Defense College, Rome 1991-1995 Senior Assistant to the Director, CSCE/OSCE Conflict Prevention Center, Vienna 1996-1997 Expert in the Negotiations on Confidence- and Security Building Measures in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and OSCE-Mission to BiH (Sarajevo), Office for Regional Stabilization (arms control) 1998/05 Habilitation as University Docent (adjunct professor), University Vienna; specialized on International Relations/Security Policy 1998- 2001 Austrian Delegation to the OSCE; Delegate to the Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) and to the Negotiations on Regional Arms Control “in and around Former Yugoslavia” 2002/04-2003/12 OSCE-Mission to BiH (Sarajevo), Deputy Director, Department for Security Co-operation (arms control and defense reform) 2006/01- 2007/07 Deputy Head of Mission (DHoM) and Head of Austrian Contingent (HoAUCON), European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM), Sarajevo Since 2007/11 Academic lecturer, Peace Support Operations Training Centre (PSOTC), BiH, Sarajevo Academic experience: Lecturer at the Austrian National Defense Academy, the University of Vienna, the Austrian Diplomatic Academy, NATO Defense College (Rome), NATO School/SHAPE (Oberammergau), the G. Marshall Center (Garmisch-Partenkirchen), The Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP), The Baltic Defense College (Tartu, Estonia), The Peace Support Operations Training Center (PSOTC, Sarajevo/BiH), etc. Adjunct professor, University of Vienna Associate Faculty Member, Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP); Baltic Defense College (BDC), Tartu (Estonia) Guest lectures inter alia in the USA, the Middle East, in Central Asia, in China; Numerous publications on European security policy, arms control, and South Eastern Europe; Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Defense Analysis, University Lancaster Military experience (reserve) inter alia Deputy Director / Department for Security Cooperation (arms control and defence reform), OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Military expert/Austrian Delegation to the Negotiations on Regional Arms Control; Chief military analyst, Kosovo Verification Mission Support Unit (KVM-SU), arms control branch, OSCE Vienna; Head of analysis section/ Office for Regional Stabilization (arms control), OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina; Legal officer/Army High Command; S-2/ mech brigade Logistics officer/mech bn;

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