Curriculum Vitae of Muna Duzdar
Muna Duzdar was sworn in as State Secretary in the Austrian Federal Chancellery by President Heinz Fischer on 18th May 2016.
Ms. Duzdar was born in Vienna on 22nd August 1978. From 1996 onward, she studied law at the University of Vienna, after which she completed a master’s programme in international law and the law of Arab countries at the Sorbonne in Paris. At the same time, she worked as a foreign language teaching assistant and in the administration of the "Parti Socialiste" in France. From 1999 onward, she held a position at the Austrian Tenants’ Association (Mietervereinigung); she then went on to work for the Austrian Socialist Youth organisation and completed an internship at the European Parliament.
In 2006 and 2007, Ms. Duzdar completed her court internship year at the Mödling District Court and the Vienna Court for Labour and Social Affairs. She passed the Austrian bar examination in November 2011 and has worked as a self-employed attorney since November 2012.
As for her political posts, Ms. Duzdar first served as a district councillor for Vienna’s 22nd district (Donaustadt) from 2001 to 2004, after which she was a member of the Federal Council from 2010 to 2012. She then served as a member of the Vienna Provincial Parliament from 19th November 2012 until her appointment as State Secretary.