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Switzerland and the European Union: Can the Delicate Balance Continue?

Located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland has never been a member of the European Union. While trade, legal, financial, and cultural ties between Switzerland and the EU are strong, the relationship is not without challenges. Disagreements on the details of a Swiss-EU framework treaty have led to further challenges: Long-standing negotiations on the treaty came to an impasse in 2018. While Bern contacted Brussels in late 2020 to resume negotiations, the two sides once again did not agree on sti​


Celebrating 75 Years

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the American Swiss Foundation published a booklet with contributions from the U.S. and Swiss Ambassadors and listings of all 1,300 alumni of the Young Leaders Conference.​


The American Swiss Foundation: History

The American Swiss Foundation was created 75 years ago in response to World War II. Then as now, our mission is to connect, inform, and engage Swiss and American leaders through innovative and inspirational programs to strengthen our shared values of liberty, the rule of law, and free enterprise.


America’s Apprenticeship Renaissance: Swiss-Style Vocational Education in the United States

Switzerland’s apprenticeship system combines vocational training with a paid job. After choosing a job path—be it a traditional trade or a job in IT—an apprentice will spend part of the week in the classroom (vocational education), and the other part gaining skills through on-the-job work experience (the apprenticeship). In the United States, apprenticeships are making a comeback with support from both the public and private sector.


American Swiss Foundation Elects New Chairman Robert J. Giuffra, Jr.

Robert Giuffra was elected Chairman of the Board of the American Swiss Foundation at its Annual Meeting in New York on March 14, 2016.


Article by Ambassador Whittlesey about Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan in Die Weltwoche

Ambassador Whittlesey contributed to the debate in Switzerland in a recent article for Die Weltwoche.​


Christa Markwalder and Thomas Aeschi Featured on French Swiss Radio

Christa Markwalder (YL '06) & Thomas Aeschi (YL '14) are featured on French Swiss Radio, showcasing their experiences as Young Leaders in elected office.


Ringing in 70 Years of the American Swiss Foundation at the NYSE Opening Bell

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.


The Select USA Summit Hosts 40 Swiss Companies

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.


Young Leader Election News Update

Congratulations to the many Young Leaders who won their elections on November 4!

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