Founding Members

  • Sir Peter Ustinov (†)
  • Igor Ustinov
  • Dr. Friedrich Gehart
  • DDr. Karl Pistotnik
  • Dr. Elisabeth Heyer-Siegrist
  • Alex Sozonoff
  • John Sutin
  • Prof. Thomas Druyen (resigned)

Board Members of the Sir Peter Ustinov Institute

  • Dr. Hannes Swoboda (Chairman), Vienna
  • DDr. Karl Pistotnik, Vienna
  • Igor Ustinov, Lausanne
  • Mag. Bettina Gusenbauer, Vienna
  • Mag. Leopold Radauer, Vienna

Honorary Members of the Institute

  • Prof. Dr. Götz Aly
  • Prof. Dr. Aleida Assmann
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Benz
  • Prof. Dr. Philipp Gassert
  • Prof. Dr. Agnes Heller
  • Prof. Dr. Verena Kast
  • Prof. Dr. András Kovács
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Loewenberg
  • Prof. Andrei S. Markovits
  • Prof. Dr. Shalini Randeria
  • Prof. Dr. Horst-Eberhard Richter
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Ottomeyer

Academic Advisory Council

The Institute’s activities are overseen by an Academic Advisory Council chaired by Prof. Manfred Nowak. As a general rule, meetings are held once a year. The Advisory Council issues recommendations for the selection of guest professors and is consulted by the Board on the Institute’s activities. Additional members include Dr. Wolfgang Benz, Dr. Josef Berghold,  Dr. Gudrun Biffl, Dr. Hubert-Christian Ehalt, Dr. Helga Nowotny, Dr. Sieglinde Rosenberger, Dr. Leopold Rosenmayr, Margit Schmidt, Dr. Sybille Steinbacher, and Dr. Ruth Wodak.


Corinna Metz (Secretary General) is responsible for the organization and administration of the Institute's projects and public relations management.