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The Embassy of Switzerland not only hosts interesting events but also guests throughout the year. Read here what our visitors and delegation members from Switzerland are coming to the United States for and what their main attention is dedicated to.

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The Jazz Pianist - Jason Moran

25.01.2017 — Local news United States of America

He has released eight albums, started a jazz magazine, a record label, and he is the artistic director of jazz at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.–and he’s 41 years young. Jason Moran is not only a highly successful jazz musician, but a passionate ambassador of the music itself. On the occasion of his concert at the Swiss Ambassador’s Residence, we had a chance to have a little chat with him.



Festival del film Locarno: Identity Defined by Diversity

11.11.2016 — Local news United States of America

Locarno is not a big city—not even by Swiss standards. But every summer since 1946, Locarno turns into a big city, into a movie capital. For ten days, in ten different venues, movie directors, producers, actors and stars come together with movie lovers to experience the unique atmosphere of the Festival del film Locarno. The festival’s most prestigious venue is the Piazza Grande, the big square in the heart of Locarno that becomes a huge open-air venue with seats for 8,000 people with a screen as large as a three-story building. 

In 2016, the Festival del film Locarno series returned to the United States for the second time, screening movies in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta [link to our site]. On that occasion, Carlo Chatrian, artistic director of the Festival del film Locarno, visited the series in Washington, D.C. 

We took advantage of that opportunity to talk to him and learn more about the highly successful film festival in southern Switzerland.


Together Against Human Trafficking

14.09.2016 — Local news United States of America

On September 13, 2016, the Embassy of Switzerland held a panel discussion on human trafficking in the age of the Internet and online communication in collaboration with the nonprofit nongovernmental organization Vital Voices and multinational technology giant Google. The discussion took place at Google headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Rebecca Angelini, head of public relations and fundraising at FIZ, a Swiss organization which provides advocacy and support for migrant women and victims of trafficking, took part in the discussion.


Insight into GCSP with Ambassador Dussey

11.07.2016 — Local news United States of America

International security challenges are constantly changing. As an international foundation located in Switzerland, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) tries to meet those challenges, create awareness and equip leaders from all over the world to face and deal with them. During his stay in Washington, D.C., Ambassador Christian Dussey, Director of the GCSP, explained the centre’s main task and objective.

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