First U.S.-Switzerland Cybersecurity Dialogue

On July 9, 2020, U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein Edward T. McMullen, Jr. hosted the Swiss Special Envoy for Cyber Foreign and Security Policy, Jon Albert Fanzun, and the Swiss Cybersecurity Delegate and Head of the National Cybersecurity Centre, Florian Schütz, for the first U.S.-Switzerland Cybersecurity Dialogue at the U.S. Embassy in Bern. The …

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International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) , the Department of State’s premier professional exchange initiative for emerging leaders. The short-term visits foster mutual understanding and develop cultural and professional connections. The program has over 225,000 alumni worldwide, including more than 300 Swiss alumni including Swiss Federal Councilors Simonetta Sommaruga and Karin Keller-Sutter; State Councilor Christian …

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Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018

This year marks the 43rd year the Department of State has produced annual Human Rights Reports. The United States Congress mandated these reports to provide policymakers with a holistic and accurate accounting of human rights conditions in nearly 200 countries and territories worldwide, including all member states of the United Nations and any country receiving …

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A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

This report documents the magnitude of the Islamic Republic’s destructive activities at home and abroad. Many of the activities highlighted have occurred recently, while others date back to the early days of the revolution. As this report makes clear, the one constant is that the Iranian regime will do whatever it takes to maintain its …

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P. Rough: Speaker on Former and Current U.S. Administrations’ Middle East Foreign Policy Strategies

On invitation by the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Peter Rough, fellow at the think tank Hudson Institute in Washington, DC, was in Switzerland on February 7 for a series of speaking engagements. In his talks, Rough addressed the strategic considerations of the White House in the Middle East and to what extent the current thinking …

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Kim Holmes, Acting Senior Vice President, Research of the Heritage Foundation in Switzerland

From 13 to 15 November on invitation by U.S. Embassy Bern and Foraus, Swiss think tank on foreign policy, Dr. Kim Holmes had a speaking tour in Switzerland. As an expert on foreign and defense policy in the U.S. government, Kim Holmes gave his view on policies under the current U.S. administration and their consequences …

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Kim Holmes, Acting Senior Vice President, Research of the Heritage Foundation in Switzerland

Dr. Kim Holmes will visit Switzerland for a three day speaking program at invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Bern and foraus, a Swiss think tank on foreign policy.  Dr. Holmes is Acting Senior Vice President for Research at the Heritage Foundation, a think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies. …

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James Lindsay, Council of Foreign Relations, to Speak on Foreign Policy under the Current Administration

U.S. Embassy Bern hosted James Lindsay, Vice President of the Council of Foreign Relations, in Switzerland the week of September 11.  Dr. Lindsay spoke at several Swiss think-tanks and universities, and with Swiss government officials, press, and the general public on the foreign policy of the current U.S. administration. In his talks, he focused on …

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Presidential Inauguration

The inauguration of the President will take place on Friday, 20 January 2017 and will be the fifty-eighth Presidential Inauguration. Related websites 58th Presidential Inauguration on Senate.gov Presidential Inaugurations , a Library of Congress American Memory web site The Constitution of the United States  of America White House  website (whitehouse.gov) Inauguration Quick Facts Who? President Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, and Vice President Mike …

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