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Programs

GALA DINNER

The American Swiss Foundation’s Annual Gala Dinner is held every spring in New York, continuing the mission to connect and engage American and Swiss citizens through distinguished speakers. The 2024 Gala honored Mario Greco, CEO of Zurich Insurance Group, for his outstanding contributions to strengthening the bilateral relationship between Switzerland and the United States. Previous speakers include Dr. Vas Narasimhan, CEO of Novartis; Hon. Mike Pompeo, 70th U.S. Secretary of State; Silvio Napoli, CEO of Schindler Group; Christian Mumenthaler (YL 2003), then CEO, Swiss Re; Christoph Franz, then Chairman, Roche; and Sergio Ermotti, then CEO, UBS.

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Dr. Vas Narasimhan (left) and Robert J. Giuffra, Jr. (right)

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SUMMIT

The second annual ASF Summit will take place June 3-4, 2025 at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue. The Summit will focus on The State of U.S.-Swiss relations and will bring together a cross-section of leaders from both countries. Sessions will be arranged around interconnected topic areas such as emerging technologies, energy, environment and sustainability, foreign policy, economic prosperity, and more. The Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue has been purposefully selected as our venue for dialogue, relationship building, knowledge transfer, and the freedom to come up with new ideas in partnership with one another.

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GREAT AMERICAN SPEAKERs

The Great American Speaker Series was founded by the late Ambassador Faith Whittlesey to bring American thought leaders to Switzerland. In 2023, the ASF’s Great American Speaker was T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, 33rd Counselor of the United States Department of State. In 2022, the ASF featured Dr. Alex Karp, co-founder and CEO of Palantir Technologies. Past Great American Speakers have also included a Supreme Court Justice, Chairman of the SEC, and U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization.

 

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

 

GALLATIN FORUM

The Gallatin Forum is a series of events for alumni of the American Swiss Foundation's Young Leaders Conference and others interested in U.S.-Swiss relations. Named after the Swiss-born Secretary of the Treasury, Senator, and Representative Albert Gallatin (1761 - 1849), it serves as a forum for discussion of all aspects of the relations between the U.S. and Switzerland.

ASF CONNECT

ASF CONNECT is a series of virtual programs for members of the American Swiss Foundation featuring experts on key issues in business, government, and technology. Find recent episodes on our website.