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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.


U.S.-Swiss Free Trade Agreement: When Will It Happen?

Discussions about a U.S.-Swiss free trade agreement have been ongoing, and an agreement remains on the horizon. Switzerland and the United States have long been 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. Given the strong economic partnership and cross-border investment, a bilateral trade deal may seem a natural fit for the two countries, but some sticking points need special consideration.


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!


Jimmy Soni Featured in Vogue India

Jimmy Soni (YL 2012), Managing Editor of the Huffington Post, was recently featured in an issue of Vogue India


Mike Lake Kicks Off Campaign for Lt. Governor of MA

The Class of 2013 Young Leader will hold his campaign kickoff event on December 11th from 6:00 PM to 8:30PM at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (41 Berkeley St., Boston MA), with former Presidential nominee, Governor Michael Dukakis and his wife, Kitty Dukakis.


Keli Goff Joins The Daily Beast

Keli Goff (YL 2008) has joined The Daily Beast as a Columnist


Young Leader to Serve as VP of Business Development at Gannett Broadcasting

Alumni Council President, Joe Hurd (YL 2008), has joined Gannett Broadcasting in Washington, DC as Vice President of Business Development.


Young Leader to Serve as Second Vice President of the Free Democratic Party

A Young Leader was nominated to serve as Second Vice President of the National Council by her party, the Free Democratic Party in Switzerland.


New Diplomatic Posts for Four Young Leader Ambassadors

Four Swiss Young Leader Ambassadors have been appointed by the Federal Council to the following diplomatic posts abroad in 2014.


Swiss Citizens Vote Against 1:12 Initiative

Swiss voters rejected the proposal commonly known as the "1:12 Initiative”, which would have capped the salaries of top executives at 12 times that of a company’s lowest wage.


Gale Brewer Elected Manhattan Borough Council President

1994 Young Leader Gale Brewer has been elected Manhattan Borough Council President.


Two Young Leaders on the Ballot in New York City Election

Gale Brewer (YL 1994) and John Liu (YL 2006) were contenders in the September 10 New York City Democratic Primary

Aug 13, 2013 03:33 PM

Josh Barro Examines FATCA and Its Role in Number of Renounced US Citizenships

In an article for Business Insider, Josh Barro (YL '12) looks into the number of Americans living abroad who have renounced their U.S. citizenship in response to the future implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).


Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) surpasess 1.5 million Listens Since Launching in June

The Tavis Smiley Network, run by broadcaster Tavis Smiley (YL '98), has gained more than 1.5 million listens since launching on June 25, 2013.


New York State's Business Expansion Project Sees Increased Success Under Kenneth Adams

Empire State Development Corp., lead by Kenneth Adams (YL '03) "aided 228 companies and development projects between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2013, compared with 160 in the first six months of 2012."


Kelly DiNardo Reports About a Regional Swiss Tradition

Kelly DiNardo (YL '08) wrote an article for AOL Travel documenting her experience at a traditional Swiss cow fight.

Jul 19, 2013 03:12 PM

Jimmy Soni interviewed by the Brooklyn Quarterly

The Brooklyn Quarterly is a new digital magazine based in Brooklyn whose contributors include Young Leader Chris Hayes (YL '08). For its preview issue, the magazine sat down with Jimmy Soni (YL '12) and Rob Goodman to discuss their book, Rome's Last Citizen.


Michael Smerconish Featured in UPenn's Pennsylvania Gazette Magazine

Michael Smerconish (YL 1990) talked to UPenn's Pennsylvania Gazette magazine about his centrist perspective and how it has influenced his career in talk radio.


Tavis Smiley Launches Social Innovation Challenge

Tavis Smiley (YL 1998) has launched a $75,000 social innovation challenge in a partnership with the James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland.


Rep. Joaquín Castro Interviewed by News 4 San Antonio

Texas Representative Joaquín Castro (YL 2010) discussed his national policy concerns with News 4 San Antonio as he celebrated his first six months as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.


Dinner hosted in New York City to Celebrate Success of Solar Impulse

The Swiss Consulate General of New York City hosted a dinner on July 10, 2013 to celebrate the successful transcontinental flight of the first solar powered plane, Solar Impulse.


Brian Deese appointed Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget

The Senate approved, by unanimous consent, the appointment of Brian Deese (YL '02) as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Jun 20, 2013 03:07 PM

Swiss Parliament Pushes Back on U.S. Banks Deal

The lower house of the Swiss Parliament voted against a law that would allow for Swiss banks to provide U.S. tax authorities with certain information regarding accounts held by U.S. clients. The law will now be re-evaluated by the upper house.

Jun 18, 2013 07:02 PM

Solar Impulse plane lands in D.C.

A recent article by Politico details Solar Impulse's flight from Cincinnati, Ohio to Washington, DC ahead of the aircraft's final destination, New York City.

Jun 11, 2013 02:15 PM

Switzerland and U.S. Sign FATCA Interpretation Pact

According to Accounting Today, the U.S. and Switzerland have signed an agreement regarding the interpretation and implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.

Jun 10, 2013 07:36 PM

Brandt Pasco appointed to Bureau of Industry and Security's Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC)

Brandt Pasco (YL '02), a national security lawyer at Kaye Scholer National Security, was recently appointed by the Commerce Department to serve on the Export Controls Technical Advisory Committee

Jun 06, 2013 06:11 PM

The Atlantic takes another look at FATCA

In a recently published article, the Atlantic examines some of the loopholes surrounding FATCA and how they could hurt the middle-class.

May 31, 2013 04:09 PM

Op-Ed by Adam Andrzejewski (YL '12) featured in Wall Street Journal

Adam Andrzejewski (YL '12) recently published an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal to coincide with the launch of his 'Open the Books' app, which lets taxpayers track government spending by ZIP code. ​


Matt Welch (YL '11) nominated for Southern California Journalism Award

Matt Welch's 2012 article, The Dark Side of Anti-'Swiss Bank Account' Politics, has been nominated for a Southern California Journalism Award for Best Online Political Commentary.

May 29, 2013 02:00 PM

Switzerland announces new U.S. tax deal

Switzerland’s finance minister said the move would probably enable Swiss banks to accept an offer by the United States government to hand over client details in exchange for a promise against future legal repercussions.

May 08, 2013 03:51 PM

Rand Paul Introduces Bill to Repeal Parts of FATCA

Senator Rand Paul (KY) recently introduced a bill to repeal parts of FATCA, a 2010 law that would force foreign financial institutions to disclose certain information about accounts held by U.S. taxpayers.​

May 06, 2013 02:07 PM

New York Times reviews Neil Irwin's (YL 08) new book, the Alchemists

A review featured in the May 5th edition of the New York Times praises Irwin's book as 'a well-rounded account' of the global financial crisis and the men who played significant roles in it.

May 02, 2013 03:21 PM

New York Times publishes article discussing the Solar Impulse project

A New York Times article titled "Cross-Country Solar Plane Expedition Set for Takeoff" takes a look at Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg's Solar Impulse project, a solar-powered aircraft that can fly through the night.

May 02, 2013 02:12 PM

Hector Balderas (YL '09) announces candidacy for New Mexico State Attorney General

Current New Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas recently announced his plans to enter the race for Attorney General.

Apr 16, 2013 01:16 PM

Valarie Kaur (YL '12) discusses 'Leaning In' on MSNBC

Valarie Kaur was recently on MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry Show" discussing her views on the 'Lean In' movement

Apr 02, 2013 08:34 PM

Jimmy Soni (YL '12) Named in Crain's "40 Under Forty" for New York

Jimmy Soni (YL' 12), Managing Editor of the Huffington Post, was recently among those featured in Crain's "40 Under Forty" list.

Mar 11, 2013 07:18 PM

Gale Brewer (YL '94) running for Manhattan Borough President

New York City Council Member Gale Brewer (YL '94) recently announced plans to run for Manhattan Borough President.

Mar 04, 2013 06:03 PM

Christa Markwalder (YL '06) is quoted in WSJ regarding the Minder Initiative

Christa Markwalder (YL '06) of the Swiss Free Democratic Party was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article regarding a vote on the Minder Initiative in Switzerland

Mar 04, 2013 03:01 PM

Solar Impulse project featured in the Economist

Latest issue of the The Economist discusses Solar Impulse, a Swiss solar powered aircraft currently in development.

Mar 04, 2013 01:21 PM

Prof. Ann Lee (YL '12) makes an appearance on CNBC

Prof. Ann Lee debates the issue of a Chinese housing bubble.

Mar 01, 2013 04:01 PM

Grover Norquist (YL '93) featured in latest Leader Spotlight

Grover Norquist, Founder and President of Americans for Tax Reform, is the focus of the latest Leader Spotlight on the ASF website.

Feb 14, 2013 02:58 PM

U.S., Switzerland Sign Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Swiss government announced that they have signed a bilateral agreement to facilitate the implementation of the information reporting and withholding tax provisions commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

Dec 27, 2012 03:06 PM

Prof. Ann Lee (YL '12) in Financial Times

Young Leader alumna, Prof. Ann Lee, was recently contributed an op-ed published in Financial Times.

Dec 06, 2012 06:56 PM

Watch Valarie Kaur Discuss New Documentary on MSNBC

Read more to preview Valarie Kaur's moving new documentary.

Aug 28, 2012 06:04 PM

Class of 2007 Young Leader Author to Publish New Book This October

Colleen Carroll Campbell’s (YL, ’07) newest book, My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir, will published in October by Random House’s Image imprint.


Matt Welch (YL '11) Discusses Mitt Romney's Swiss Bank Account

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has received much criticism for having a bank account in Switzerland. Matt Welch (YL '11) Editor in Chief of Reason Magazine discusses the other side of the coin.


Young Leader named #1 Woman in Swiss Business

Dr. Dagmar Maria Kamber Borens (YL '10), Managing Director and Chief of Staff at UBS, has been voted the #1 "woman in business" in Switzerland!

Jan 01, 2012 09:00 PM

Switzerland Is Not A Tax Haven

Martin Naville is CEO of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and a Member of the Swiss Advisory Council of the American Swiss Foundation.


New Alumni Council Co-Chairmen Kick Off Special Joint US-Swiss Reunion in Washington, DC, in the Fall of 2012

Joe Hurd (YL '08) is Co-Chairman of the American Swiss Foundation Alumni Council


Doug Sears Reports on the State of Swiss - German Relations

Dr. Douglas Sears ('00), Chief of Staff to the President, Boston University, reports on the state of Swiss - German relations


Switzerland is the biggest foreign direct investor in the USA! But there are some serious clouds in the sky

Martin Naville, CEO of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, writes on the pros and cons of Switzerland's status as the biggest foreign direct investor in the United States.


Frank Schramm Opens Photography Exhibits in the U.S. and Switzerland

Stand Ups, Frank Schramm's (YL '93) poignant new photography exhibit opened in New York City and Lausanne this month, in time for the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.


Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to Release Joint Memoir with Husband, Mark Kelly

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (YL '04) and her husband, astronaut, Mark Kelly, are set to release a joint memoir on November 15th.


Keli Goff Publishes Debut Novel

Political analyst, blogger, and now, novelist, Keli Goff's (YL '08) debut novel, The GQ Candidate, was a hit this summer!


Balz Hösly is Chairman of Greater Zurich Area AG

Since the beginning of this year, Balz Hösly (YL '91) has served as Chairman of one of Europe's strongest economic regions, Greater Zurich Area AG.


Michael Border Promoted to VP & Head of Marketing, Novartis Japan

Michael Border (YL '10) is now Vice President and Head of Marketing of Novartis in Tokyo, Japan having previously served as Head of Commercial Projects, Global Product Strategy & Commercialization in Basel, Switzerland.


Kimberly Reed Organizes Global Diet and Physical Activity Communications Summit: “Insights to Motivate Healthful, Active Lifestyles”

Kimberly Reed (YL '01), member of the American Swiss Foundation's Alumni Council and Executive Director of the International Food Information Council, will host the Global Diet and Physical Activity Communications Summit: “Insights to Motivate Healthful, Active Lifestyles” at the Union League Club in New York City on Monday, September 19, featuring U.S. Surgeon General, Regina M. Benjamin as keynote speaker.


Christopher Ruddy & Michael Quinn Sullivan Profiled in New York Times

Two Young Leaders were recently profiled in the New York Times.


Bill Huizenga and David Rivera Sworn In

The 2010 Midterm Elections secured a majority for Republicans in the House of Representatives, while Democrats struggled to maintain their majority in the Senate. Two of the Republicans newly elected to the House of Representatives are also alumni of the Young Leaders Conference.

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