The Founders' Dinner

Friday, 4 November 2016 Geneva 19:30
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The Officers of the Association cordially invite you and your partner, on occasion of the 18th anniversary of the foundation of the Association and the 121th anniversary of the foundation of the School, on Friday, 4 November, to our traditional Founders' Dinner. It will feature a debate between surrogates of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

We will be dining at

Le Flacon
Rue Vautier 45
1227 Carouge GE
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one of Geneva's finest restaurants starred by both Michelin and Gault et Millau. Chef Yoann Caloué and his team will create a selection of imaginative dishes for us made from simple raw produce that brings to mind Bib Gourmand-style cuisine. Members of the Association and their guests enjoy a steeply discounted cover charge.

This year's special guests are members of the Democratic and Republican Parties of the United States for a pre-dinner debate on the eve of the presidential elections, the "4th Presidential Debate":

Emily Benson
will argue for Hillary Clinton
and the Democratic cause
James Foley
will argue for Donald Trump
and the Republican cause
Emily is a life-long Democrat with experience in local, state, and national politics. She graduated from the University of Colorado - Boulder, where she studied International Affairs and Political Science. She has worked in international development in Indonesia and in the private sector in the US. She currently resides in Geneva, Switzerland, where she is a master's candidate in Political Science at the University of Geneva. She is also the secretary of the Executive Committee for Democrats Abroad Switzerland. James is a life-long Republican, who has however, for many years, been unsatisfied with the mainstream Republican presidential candidates. He has been in the automobile industry for over 20 years. Prior to Geneva, he has resided in St. Gallen and in Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart and Brussels. All of these are worlds away from his home town of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is coordinator for the Republicans Overseas Switzerland.

The Swiss LSE Alumni Association (SLSEAA), founded in 1998 as a Swiss membership organisation proudly independent and autonomous of the School, is today one of the largest and most active national organisations of LSE alumnae and alumni worldwide. The SLSEAA has made a substantial leadership gift to the Campaign for LSE and is recognized with the "Swiss Alumnae and Alumni Group Study Room" in the School library. The SLSEAA is co-establishing the "LSE Alumnae and Alumni Foundation of Switzerland" under federal supervision. The Foundation will award scholarships and personal research grants to students from Switzerland.

Dress: Black tie

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