Switzerland is one of only a handful of Western European countries that is not a member of the European Union. Nevertheless, the ties between Switzerland and the EU are close.
Many observers in Switzerland and the United States place their hopes for their country’s increased global competitiveness in corporate tax reform. Swiss voters rejected a reform proposal in early 2017; the U.S. Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December of the same year.
Switzerland’s commitment to saving lives, alleviating suffering, and acting as a mediator between hostile countries is a centuries-old tradition based on the human rights ideals.
Robert Giuffra was elected Chairman of the Board of the American Swiss Foundation at its Annual Meeting in New York on March 14, 2016.
Ambassador Whittlesey contributed to the debate in Switzerland in a recent article for Die Weltwoche.
Christa Markwalder (YL '06) & Thomas Aeschi (YL '14) are featured on French Swiss Radio, showcasing their experiences as Young Leaders in elected office.
To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the American Swiss Foundation, Chairman Steven Hoch, President Patricia Schramm and Vice President Stewart Wicht rang the Opening Bell of the NYSE! Also present was Ambassador Andre Schaller, Consul General of Switzerland in New York.
40 Swiss companies attended the Select USA Summit in Washington. They were joined by many prominent political officials, including President Obama and Secretary Kerry, who mentioned Switzerland in their remarks.
Congratulations to the many Young Leaders who won their elections on November 4!
Jimmy Soni (YL 2012), Managing Editor of the Huffington Post, was recently featured in an issue of Vogue India