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Kurt A. Wagner, Liaison Director

Kurt A. Wagner

Kurt Wagner is a Chicago native, international business attorney and founding partner of Wagner & Schell, LLP (, with offices in Illinois and Austria. He teaches classes on international business law, international finance, corporate governance and intellectual property law at the University of Klagenfurt and the Carinthian University of Applied Science in Austria and is the author of numerous articles on international tax and legal topics.

Prior to starting his law practice in 1994, Mr. Wagner served with the U.S. Department of State as a U.S. diplomat and consular officer at U.S. Embassies in Europe (Austria, Malta and Portugal) focusing on economic and political matters. Before joining the diplomatic service, Mr. Wagner was a business consultant in London to British firms with interests in Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Wagner received his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Southern Illinois University School of Law where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree in finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.

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