Independence Day Celebration 2018

On June 27, Embassy Bern hosted its annual Independence Day celebration, commemorating the 242nd anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which created a new nation known as the United States of America. We celebrated with great friends, delicious food, and incredible music by the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band “Flagship Combo” and ...
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Ambassador McMullen’s Remarks at the 2018 Independence Day Celebration

Ambassador McMullen’s Remarks for Independence Day Celebration June 27, 2018   Representatives of the Swiss federal administration, Representatives of the Liechtenstein government, Representatives of the Swiss Armed Forces, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you all so much for joining us today to celebrate the 242nd anniversary of American independence.  We are so pleased to welcome ...
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Ambassador McMullen Addresses Miami Beach Delegation Visiting Art Basel

For the opening of Art Basel 2018, Ambassaor McMullen gave a welcome address at a reception for representatives from Miami Beach at the City Hall in Basel. The Canton of Basel-Stadt has long-standing ties to the United States. In 2002, the Art Basel took place in Miami Beach for the first time, which established an ongoing ...
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Ambassador McMullen Hosted U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in Switzerland

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Switzerland June 6 to June 8, 2018 to take a closer look at its education system, learn about apprenticeships, and meet with experts in the field. Secretary DeVos was invited by Federal Councilor Johann Schneider-Ammann to deliver a keynote address at the third International Congress on Vocational and ...
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Ambassador McMullen Attends 10 Years Disney Research in Switzerland

On June 1,  Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr.  attended the celebration of ten years of Disney research in Zurich, Switzerland.  At the celebration, examples of the successful collaboration between Disney and the Swiss Polytechnic University, ETH, were shown.  With strong ties to the Computer Graphics lab at ETH, the Disney lab in Zurich is influencing video ...
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Ambassador McMullen, Jr. Celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Swiss Fulbright Alumni

On May 31, 2018, Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr. welcomed Fulbright alumni to celebrate the Swiss Fulbright Alumni Association’s 10th anniversary at the official residence in Bern. Ambassador McMullen recognized Karl Safft, Thomas Heinis, Andrè Kudelski, and Martin Naville for their commitment to the Swiss Fulbright Alumni Association. The honorees and Fulbright alumni were joined ...
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U.S. Embassy Honors the Passing of Former U.S. Ambassador Whittlesey with Flag Ceremony

Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr. and the U.S. Embassy staff honored former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland Faith Whittlesey with a flag ceremony in front of the U.S. Embassy this morning.  Ambassador Whittlesey served as U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland for nearly five years over two tours (1981-1983; 1985-1988) during the administration of President Ronald Reagan.  Ambassador ...
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Ambassador McMullen, Jr. Welcomed the Central South Carolina Alliance Investment Delegation

On May 16, 2018, Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr. welcomed the Central South Carolina Alliance investment delegation for a business luncheon at the “Zunfthaus zum Rüden” guild house in Zurich to promote the Palmetto State as an investment destination.  South Carolina, which emerged as an industrial powerhouse with over $4.8 billion in new capital investment ...
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Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr. Discusses American Job Creation and U.S. Investments with Mercuria Leadership

Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr. met with Mercuria CEO Marco Dunand and President Daniel Jaeggi to discuss Mercuria’s significant investments in the United States, as well as continued plans for expansion and the creation of jobs at its various operations.  Mercuria Energy, one of the largest independent commodity traders in the world, is also one ...
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Ambassador McMullen at Geneva Book Fair

On April 25, Ambassador Edward McMullen attended the official opening of the 32nd annual Geneva Book Fair–the second largest French-language book fair in the world. The Fair attracted 100,000 guests and up to 1,000 authors over five days. The city of New York was honored with a special pavilion and an extensive program of activities. ...
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Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr. Visits Novartis Campus in Basel

Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr. was welcomed by Novartis CEO Dr. Vasant Narasimhan and his team at the Novartis Campus in Basel for a discussion and a campus tour.  Ambassador McMullen learned about Novartis’ significant footprint in the United States, as well as the company’s diversified portfolio of healthcare businesses and cutting-edge research in innovative ...
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Ambassador McMullen Participates in Panel Discussion at GDI in Rueschlikon

Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr. participated in a panel discussion with industry leaders at the Zurich Economic Impulse event on Swiss-U.S. relations with a focus on innovation and regulation. Ambassador McMullen highlighted the robust economic ties between Switzerland and the United States spurred by both countries’ innovative economies, the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ...
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Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr. Toured the ABB Facility

Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr. was welcomed by ABB CEO Dr. Ulrich Spiesshofer ‎at ABB for a guided tour at the Zurich facility. Ambassador McMullen saw first hand the power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance. ABB has a very robust presence in many states in ...
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Ambassador McMullen Hosts U.S. Business Delegation and Swiss Business Executives

Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr. welcomed ‎officials from Ernst & Young, Kuehne + Nagel, Parker Poe, the Charlotte Chamber, Central Piedmont Community College, and the Swiss business community at his residence to discuss areas of interest pertaining to investment opportunities in the United States. Participants included business officials that either have investments in the United ...
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Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr. Visits Train Maker Stadler Rail in Eastern Switzerland

On March 19, Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr. was welcomed by Stadler Rail Executive Chairman Peter Spuhler and CEO Dr. Thomas Ahlburg to tour the Stadler Rail manufacturing facility in Bussnang.  Mr. Spuhler and Dr. Ahlburg provided an overview on Stadler Rail’s activities in Switzerland and Salt Lake City, Utah, where Stadler Rail is establishing ...
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Ambassador McMullen, Jr. Hosted Indiana Commerce Secretary

On March 23, Ambassador Edward McMullen, Jr. hosted Indiana Commerce Secretary Jim Schellinger and current and prospective Swiss investors at his residence for lunch to promote investments in Indiana.  Indiana is home to 38 Switzerland-based companies.  Swiss affiliate companies employ approximately 11,300 Indiana workers, accounting for six percent of all Indiana jobs supported by foreign ...
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Ambassador McMullen Cooks His Favorite Chili

At the U.S. Embassy’s chili cooking competition last week, Ambassador McMullen’s recipe took home the top prize in the meat and bean category. The Ambassador is a passionate cook and now he invites you into his kitchen to share with you how he makes the timeless American classic—best served with a topping of shredded cheddar ...
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Ambassador McMullen Observes Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the United States. It’s a time to celebrate the significant contributions African Americans have made to the U.S. and the rest of the world. This month, Ambassador McMullen would like to highlight a few historical and cultural figures from his home state, South Carolina. In the field of Science: ...
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Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr. Addresses the Swiss Business Community at Swiss Re Headquarters

On Thursday, January 11, the Swiss-American Chamber’s New Year’s reception in honor of Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr. was attended by close to 200 executives from the Swiss business community at the Swiss Re Headquarters in Zurich.  In his remarks, Ambassador McMullen highlighted the progress made in the first year of President Trump’s Administration, underscored ...
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Ambassador McMullen highlights the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ambassador McMullen is proud to commemorate Martin Luther King Day, which marks Dr. King’s birthday, and highlights the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.   Dr. King’s inspiring words and actions in his fight for civil rights still resonate today. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an important figure in American history and culture.  I grew up appreciating ...
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A Big Welcome for Ambassador Edward McMullen!

On Wednesday, January 10, more than one hundred twenty people turned out to welcome Ambassador Edward McMullen and his wife Margaret Ann to Switzerland. Ambassador and Mrs. McMullen hosted a reception at their residence for government officials, business representatives, and a variety of people from universities and cultural institutions. In his remarks, Ambassador McMullen praised ...
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Arrival of Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr.

U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Edward T. McMullen, Jr., presented his Letters of Credence in Bern on Tuesday, November 21. Edward T. McMullen, Jr. was appointed by President Donald Trump and approved by the United States Senate as U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.  On Tuesday, November 21, Edward McMullen presented his Letters of ...
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