Ingeborg Gabriel is professor of Social Ethics at the University of Vienna, serving in the Faculty of Catholic Theology since 1997. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics and International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. She has previously worked for the United Nations Development Programme in New York for the nations of Nepal and Mongolia.
Professor Ingeborg was appointed as the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination in 2017. Her role also focuses on combating intolerance and discrimination against Christians and other religious faiths.
Since the 1980s, she has been active in encouraging interreligious dialogue, both at an academic and diplomatic level: serving as the director of the Austrian Justice and Peace Commission and co-founding the Vienna Christian-Islamic Summer University in 2006.