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Speaker(s): Dr Heinz Fischer
Chair: Professor George Gaskell
Recorded on 29 November 2011 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
In spring 2010, Dr. Heinz Fischer was re-elected as Federal President of the Republic of Austria by popular vote for his second term. His political career includes Speaker of the Austrian Parliament from 1990-2002, various posts in the Austrian Social Democratic Party, the Party of European Socialists, MP as well as a ministerial post. President Fischer is also a professor of political science at Innsbruck University and has published widely including on legal issues.