During the 42nd session of the Salzburg Global Seminar's International Study Program, Professor Reinhold Wagnleitner delivers a presentation focusing on how the rest of the world perceives the USA.
Wagnleitner draws on numerous examples from the media, the press, and political cartoons, in order to support his claims that the United States of America is not so "big" as most Americans tend to believe.
Reinhold Wagnleitner is associate professor of modern history at the University of Salzburg and was visiting professor of United States history at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and the University of New Orleans, Louisiana.
For many years he also played bass and sang in Austrian rock and jazz bands. He is a lecturer of history at Salzburg College and the former president of the Austrian Association for American Studies. In 1998, he founded the research group "History @ Internet." He is the chair of the scientific board of the Leopold-Kohr Academy as well as the Society of Modern History.
In 2001, Dr. Wagnleitner's project, "Satchmo Meets Amadeus" was awarded the Tolerance and Diversity Prize from the Embassy of the United States in Vienna. Dr. Wagnleitner is the author of Coca-Colonization and the Cold War: The Cultural Mission of the United States in Austria After the Second World War, the co-editor of Here, There, and
Everywhere: The Foreign Politics of American Popular Culture. His most recent book is Satchmo Meets Amadeus.
He is an alumnus of several Salzburg Global Seminar sessions and is a Core Faculty member of the International Study Program, having participated in over forty sessions, offered for both students and faculty.