Romina Boccia, Heritage Foundation Expert on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reform, in Switzerland

On invitation by the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Romina Boccia of the Heritage Foundation spoke to a variety of audiences about U.S. fiscal policy, U.S. trade relations and the U.S. government debt. Her audiences were staff of the Federal Swiss Department of Finance and of the business organization EconomieSuisse. She also gave interviews to Swiss ...
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U.S. Youth Observer to the UN, Munira Khalif Talked to Swiss Youth

On invitation by the U.S. Embassy in Bern, U.S. Youth Observer to the UN, Munira Khalif gave talks at two high schools in Bern and participated in a round table discussion with 15 young people.  The topic of her talks and discussion was the importance of making education and schooling accessible to everyone, and especially ...
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Leading Fiscal and Economic Expert, Romina Boccia, to Speak in Switzerland

In the week before Easter, Romina Boccia will be in Switzerland for several speaking engagements. Romina is a leading fiscal and economic expert and is the deputy director of the Heritage Foundation’s Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies. The Heritage Foundation is a public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C. Romina frequently advises members of Congress and ...
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Michael Lind, Co-Founder of Think Tank New America, Speaks in Switzerland

On invitation by the U.S. Embassy in Bern, on March 14 and 15 Michael Lind will have several speaking engagements in Lausanne, Bern, Zurich and St. Gallen. Michael Lind is co-founder of the think tank New America and now Visiting Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas ...
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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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Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Expert Ima Matul Speaks in Switzerland

U.S. Embassy Bern hosted human trafficking and forced labor expert, Ima Matul, for a three-day program. As a member of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking and Survivor Coordinator for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) in Los Angeles, Ima Matul worked to raise awareness on the growing incidence of human trafficking ...
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Cybersecurity Expert Kiersten Todt Speaks in Switzerland

U.S. Embassy Bern hosted cybersecurity expert Kiersten Todt in Switzerland.  The former executive director of the Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, Ms. Todt continues to advise organizations on how to navigate today’s digital landscape in a way that effectively manages risk.  While in Switzerland she met with Swiss government officials, small to medium enterprises, international corporations, parliamentarians, ...
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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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New York Poet and Film Maker Max Stossel in Bern to “Tell stories that matter”

On invitation by U.S. Embassy Bern New York poet, social media activist, and film maker Max Stossel was in Bern for various speaking engagements. Max spoke with four groups of high school students at the Gymnasium Kirchenfeld and Neufeld on the use of social media and how it should enhance one’s life, instead of making ...
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U.S. Scholar Presents Research on Decision Making

U.S. Embassy Bern invited philosophy professor Dr. Jesse Prinz, of the City University of New York, to speak at a number of venues in Switzerland before his participation in an academic conference.  At Impact Hub Bern, he led a vibrant discussion with audience members about the influence of ethics and morals in marketing and business ...
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Lebanese-American Artist Leads Workshops at School & Asylum Center

On invitation of the U.S. Embassy Bern, Helen Zughaib visited Switzerland this week as a part of the State Department’s Speaker Program. On Monday she held workshops for a multicultural school class in Bümpliz and a “Durchgangszentrum” (transit center for asylum seekers) in Lyss. She opened the workshops by discussing her family’s migration story and ...
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Pulitzer Prize Winner Adam Johnson Shares Stories with both Students and Academics

Adam Johnson, 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner for his novel The Orphan Master’s Son, was in Bern from May 22-23. On invitation from U.S. Embassy Bern, Johnson was the guest of honor in a fireside chat about his approach to writing The Orphan Master’s Son, a novel set in North Korea following the life of orphan and ...
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Media Literacy and Rumor Research: Snopes.com Founder David Mikkelson in Switzerland

David Mikkelson, co-founder of Snopes.com, a leading U.S.-based resource for debunking rumors and bad information, discussed media literacy, rumor research and the importance of trustworthy sources with a wide variety of audiences in Switzerland. Addressing university students in Bern, high school students in Wettingen, an audience at the Museum of Electronic Arts in Basel, Swiss ...
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Dr. Paul Freedman on a Speaking Tour of Switzerland

The U.S. Embassy in Bern is pleased to have sponsored Dr. Paul Freedman, associate professor of political science from the University of Virginia, on a speaking tour of Switzerland during the first week of March. A specialist in public opinion, media and politics, and voting behavior, Dr. Freedman gave a total of nine talks on ...
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Jonathan Mitchell Spoke at the SonOhr Festival

With support from the U.S. Embassy, American podcast producer, director and writer Jonathan Mitchell’s visited Switzerland from February 16 to 19. He spoke at the sonOhr Festival at Bern’s Cinema Rex on Saturday, February 18, leading a master class and participating in a panel discussion on podcasting. At the master class he guided the audience through the ...
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Dr. Jane Muir, Director of Florida Innovation Hub of the University of Florida, Talks Tech Transfer in Switzerland

From Wednesday, January 25 to Sunday, January 29, Dr. Jane Muir, Director, Florida Innovation Hub of the University of Florida, visited Switzerland to address several audiences on the topic of technology transfer. While in Switzerland, Muir delivered the keynote address at the annual Swiss Technology Transfer Association (swiTT) conference in Interlaken. At a separate event ...
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Embassy Bern Speaker Program: Walter Russell Mead Explains Elections

U.S. Political Scientist Walter Russell Mead traveled to Switzerland on a speaker program organized by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy. Mead spoke to students, the public, Swiss officials and journalists in Bern, Luzerne, Basel and Zurich. The Tages-Anzeiger, der Bund and Basler Zeitung all published full-page in-depth interviews with Mead on the ...
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