Past Events

23rd Annual Young Leaders Conference

The 23rd annual Young Leaders Conference was held from November 10-17, 2012, in Zürich, Switzerland.

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Building Bridges: American Swiss Leadership Conference And Alumni Reunion, October 3-5, 2012

The first ever US - Swiss Alumni Reunion was held in Washington, DC from October 3-5, 2012. The Conference featured many prominent speakers, many of whom are Young Leaders Conference alumni. On October 4, Ambassador Faith Whittlesey was presented with a lifetime achievement award by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Sixty Seventh Annual Dinner, May 9, 2012

The Sixty Seventh Annual Dinner, hosted by Ambassador Manuel Sager and American Swiss Foundation Chairman Steven G. Hoch (YL '90) featured a keynote speech by Kevin Conroy (YL '10) and remarks from Swiss Federal Councillor Christa Markwalder (YL '06).

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Dinner & Discussion - 2012 Elections: Policy Implications for International Trade and Investment

Young Leaders Kent Anker (YL '96) and Mark Smith (YL '09) engaged in a lively debate on the 2012 Elections: Policy Implications for International Trade and Investment.

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22nd Annual Young Leaders Conference

The 22nd Annual Young Leaders Conference was held from November 12 - 19th in Montreux, Switzerland

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Dinner & Discussion With Christopher Ruddy & Markus Diethelm

The American Swiss Foundation hosted a dinner and discussion with Christopher Ruddy (YL '01), CEO of Newsmax Media, and Markus Diethelm, Member of the Executive Committee, UBS AG.

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10th Annual Soir�e Suisse

Young Leaders gathered at the residence of Swiss Ambassador Manuel Sager in Washington, DC on September 14th for the 10th annual Soiree Suisse where Ambassador Faith Whittlesey was honored with the distinguished "Tell Award".


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A Bluegrass Celebration: The American Spirit Renewed

On September 8, 2012, Grammy-nominated bluegrass singer, Jamie Dailey (YL ’05), performed with his band, Dailey & Vincent, for an audience of Young Leaders Conference alumni and Friends of the American Swiss Foundation at Ambassador Donald Beyer’s residence in Bern.

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