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ASF Connect

Videos and podcasts with experts on key issues in business, government, and technology


ASF CONNECT: What Can the U.S. Learn from Switzerland's Apprenticeship Model?

Featuring Bettina Schaller, Hon. Suzi LeVine, Ryan Gensler, Shauna Hoekstra, Melanie Harrington, and Larry Grob.

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ASF CONNECT: The Next Generation of Leaders

Featuring the Hon. Quinton Lucas (YL 2023) and Sally Portman (YL 2023), moderated by Eunice Zehnder Lai.

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ASF CONNECT on Trade, Traffic Flows, and Investment: The Importance of Air Transport to Switzerland's Economy

Featuring Dr. Gieri Hinnen (YL 2019), Marco Willa (YL 2022), Kent Lassman (YL 2017), and Cameron Wendt (YL 2019).

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Preview of 2024 U.S. Presidential Elections

Featuring Nicholas Johnston (YL 2009) and Manu Raju (YL 2013), moderated by ASF Chair Robert J. Giuffra, Jr. (YL 1996).

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The Myth of Artificial Intelligence

Featuring Erik J. Larson, Courtney Bowman (YL 2021), Ueli Studer (YL 2012), and PD. Alexander Ilic.

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The Future of U.S.-Swiss Relations: Trade and Traffic Flows

ASF CONNECT featuring Lorenzo Stoll, Head of Cargo, Swiss International Air Lines. 

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The State of U.S.-Swiss Relations Featuring Former Senator Rob Portman

ASF CONNECT featuring the Honorable Former Senator Rob Portman (R-OH).

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17th Annual Spring Reunion in Rüschlikon

The State of U.S.-Swiss Relations, featuring Markus Diethelm and T. Ulrich Brechbühl.

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Scaling Tech Businesses

ASF CONNECT with Robert J. Giuffra (YL 96), Adam Jones (YL 19), Matthew McKnight (YL 14) & Judith Häberli (YL 22). 

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The State of U.S.-Swiss Relations

A conversation with ASF Chair Robert J. Giuffra, Ambassador Edward T. McMullen & Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud.

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The Next Generation of Leaders

ASF CONNECT featuring reflections on U.S.-Swiss relations from members of the Young Leader Class of 2022.

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Keynote Speech by Swiss Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis

Keynote Speech made at the 2022 Alumni Dinner by Swiss Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis.

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Welcome Remarks By Michel M. Liès

Welcome remaks made at the 2022 Alumni Dinner by Michel M. Liès, Chairman of the Board, Zurich Insurance Group.

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U.S. Midterm Elections Preview

ASF CONNECT featuring Manu Raju (YL 2013), Nicholas Johnston (YL 2009), and Deroy Murdock (YL 1996).

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Great American Speaker Series with Palantir CEO Alex Karp

Moderated by Christoph Eisenring (YL 2003), economics editor of Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

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Fireside Chat with Silvio Napoli

ASF CONNECT featuring Silvio Napoli, Chairman & CEO of Schindler Holding AG, and Robert Giuffra, Jr. (YL 1996).

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Keynote By Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Dinner remarks made on the occasion of the 77th Annual Dinner Gala in New York: May 11, 2022.

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U.S. Economic and Political Outlook

ASF CONNECT featuring The Honorable Bill Ferguson (YL 2021) and The Honorable Chris Sprowls (YL 2019).

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Cyber Resilience

ASF CONNECT featuring Swiss Re Chairman of the Board Sergio P. Ermotti.

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Fostering Innovation through Collaboration

ASF CONNECT featuring Professor John Hennessy and Professor Joel Mesot.

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Highlights from the 2021 Young Leaders Conference

ASF CONNECT with the Honorable Paige Gebhart Cognetti (YL 2021), Florian Aigrain (YL 2021), and Pierce Bush (YL 2021).

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Fireside Chat on Current Legal Issues

ASF CONNECT with Robert Giuffra (YL 1996), Markus Diethelm, and Jay Clayton.

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ESG Standard Setting: Challenges and Pathways Forward

ASF CONNECT with Markus Diethelm, Anisa Costa (YL 2003), Tamur Goudarzi-Pour, and Bettina Schaller (YL 2011).

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Managing Disruptive Technological Change

ASF CONNECT with Michelle Gonzalez (YL 2009), Sunnie Groeneveld (YL 2019), and Anna Soellner (YL 2007).

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Emerging from the Covid Pandemic

ASF CONNECT with Congressman Bill Huizenga (YL 2009), moderated by Christa Markwalder (YL 2006).

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The Post-Covid Economy

ASF CONNECT with Neil Irwin (YL 08), moderated by Manuel Rybach (YL 08).

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Innovation during the Covid Pandemic

ASF CONNECT with Kevin Conroy (YL 2010), CEO of Exact Sciences, moderated by Bettina Schaller (YL 2011).

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The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration

Panel discussion with Guy Benson (YL 2018) and Marie Harf (YL 2019), moderated by Robert Giuffra (YL 1996).

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The Future of Nutrition

ASF CONNECT featuring distinguished guest, Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé S.A.

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What to Expect from the Biden Administration

ASF CONNECT with Congressman Joaquin Castro (YL 2010, D-20 TX) with moderation by Bill McQuillen (YL 2010).

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Washington Insights

ASF CONNECT with Nicholas Johnston (YL 2009), Chief Editor at Axios, with moderation by Bettina Schaller (YL 2011).

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The Future of Healthcare

ASF CONNECT featuring distinguished guest, Dr. Vas Narasimhan, CEO of Novartis.

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Reflections on the U.S. Election Results

Panel​ discussion with Alison Williams (YL 2018) and Reid Wilson (YL 2014) moderated by Markus Diethelm

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U.S. Election Preview

Panel discussion with Hon. Chris Larson (YL 2015) and Hon. Chris Sprowls (YL 2019), moderated by Amy Holmes (YL 2014).

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COVID-19 and the Global Economy

ASF CONNECT featuring distinguished guest Dr. Philipp Hildebrand, Vice Chairman of BlackRock.

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The U.S. Response to the Pandemic and Outlook for the U.S. Economy

ASF CONNECT featuring Senator John Barrasso (YL 1990), R-WY.

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Managing Pandemic Risk with Dr. Christian Mumenthaler

ASF CONNECT featuring Dr. Christian Mumenthaler (YL 2003), Group CEO of Swiss Re.

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Rebalancing Trade Relationships Post COVID-19

ASF CONNECT featuring The Honorable Kimberly Reed (YL 2001), then-President and Chairman, EXIM Bank of the United States.

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Navigating International Air Travel

ASF CONNECT featuring Markus Binkert (YL 2006), CFO of Swiss International Air Lines.

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Perspectives on the Impact of COVID-19 and the Path Forward

​ASF CONNECT featuring Dr. Christoph Franz, Chairman of the Board, Roche Holding Ltd.

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Opportunities for Swiss-American Collaboration in Response to COVID-19

ASF CONNECT featuring distinguished guest, His Excellency Jacques Pitteloud, Swiss Ambassador to the U.S. 

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Celebrating 75 Years of the American Swiss Foundation

Presentation on the history of the American Swiss Foundation, spotlighting 75 years of public diplomacy.

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Response to COVID-19

ASF CONNECT featuring then-U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland Edward T. McMullen, Jr. (YL 1995).

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