Executive Director

Dr. Frances Mautner-Markhof is Executive Director of the Austrian Center for International Studies in Vienna. Before joining ACIS, she was an official of the International Atomic Energy Agency and has also led research projects at the Brookings Institution, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the German Foreign Policy Institute (DGAP), and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. Topics of these research projects included non-proliferation, international safeguards, European security and international negotiations. 


Dr. Mautner-Markhof has held lectures and seminars at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Harvard Kennedy School; the Institute of Political Science, University of Vienna; Tsinghua University, Beijing; Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto; Jeju Peace Institute and Seoul National University, ROK.   


Dr. Mautner-Markhof has degrees from Tufts University (B.S.), Harvard University (M.A.), Harvard Kennedy School (M.P.A.), University of Vienna (Ph.D.).