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Communications and Public Affairs
Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy at the Swiss Embassy
The Communications Department is the intermediary between the media and the Embassy. In that capacity we reach out to media and respond to inquiries from the media on issues concerning Switzerland and Swiss-U.S. relations.
The Communications Department also publishes the newsletter Switzerland Today, on developments in Swiss politics, democracy, science, technology and innovation, culture and lifestyle.
The Department coordinates the Embassy's outreach in Public Diplomacy. Working closely with Presence Switzerland, the office of the federal administration for implementing the Federal Council's strategy on Switzerland’s communication abroad, events in the field of Public Diplomacy are often a collaboration between the Embassy and other organizations such as ThinkTanks, Universities, Museums etc.
Members of the Communications Department regularly give presentations on Swiss topics to members of the press and to student groups. The section provides information and learning material on Switzerland's history, economy, political system and culture to schools in the United States. In Washington D.C., the Department reaches out to Public Schools trough the Embassy Adoption Program. This program aims to enrich the curriculum of selected schools and is a collaboration between the D.C. Public Schools, the Washington Performing Arts Society and the foreign embassies in Washington, D.C.
Tel.: +1 (202) 745-7908
Fax: +1 (202) 387-2564
Salome Ramseier, Communications and Cultural Affairs
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