Great American Speaker


Great american speaker series

The Great American Speaker Series was founded by the late Ambassador Faith Whittlesey to bring American thought leaders to Switzerland. Former speakers have included a Supreme Court Justice, Chairman of the SEC, and U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization. The most recent occurrence of this series, Dr. Alex Karp, co-founder and CEO of Palantir Technologies, touched on the correlation between tech innovation and creativity and the conditions necessary for both to thrive, namely, freedom, democracy, and a culture of open discourse. 



  Dr. Christoph Eisenring (Young Leader 2003) (left) and Dr. Alex Karp (right)