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Swiss American Briefing: How Innovation in Biotechnology Is Shaping the Future

Switzerland and the United States regularly receive highest rankings in global-innovation indices—whether for business, entrepreneurship, technology, science, or education. The explosion of innovation related to biotechnology offers yet more opportunities—and more challenges.

 
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Swiss-American Briefing: U.S.-Swiss Free Trade Agreement: It’s On the Horizon

Switzerland and the United States have enjoyed a long history of fruitful economic cooperation and cross-border investment. The two countries are key trading partners, and the U.S. is the No. 1 destination for Swiss investment, as well as one of the largest foreign investors in Switzerland. Despite these strong ties, the two countries do not have a free trade agreement. Voices on both sides of the Atlantic have been growing louder in support of a bilateral free trade agreement.

 
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Swiss-American Briefing: Blockchain: The Technology for a New and Better Internet?

Switzerland and the United States are leaders of innovation in technology. Blockchain, the technology best known for underlying most cryptocurrencies, has many other potential uses and is viewed by developers and investors as the technology that will create a new kind of Internet. Blockchain makes possible transactions that are faster, cheaper, and more secure than today. What are the challenges and opportunities of this new technology? How are Swiss and U.S. businesses and regulators responding​

 
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Swiss-American Briefing: Apprenticeships and Vocational Education in Switzerland—and in the United States

In Switzerland, the apprenticeship system combines vocational training with a paid job. After choosing a trade, an apprentice will spend part of his or her week in the classroom (vocational training) and the other part learning about the trade through on-the-job work experience (the apprenticeship). Apprentices are incorporated into the company’s workforce and play an active working role, for which they receive a salary. In the United States, apprenticeships have begun to make a comeback.

 

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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