Networking Event with Peter Voser

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 Zurich 18:00 - 22:00
Social Networking Special Member Pricing

You are cordially invited to a Networking Event with Peter Voser, Chairman of ABB, who will present that, given the increasingly competitive international environment, companies wanting to remain successful in future must significantly boost their capacity to innovate, especially in the age of digitisation, which offers enormous opportunities but also presents challenges

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Networking Luncheon with Anthony Browne

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 Geneva 11:45 - 14:00
Professional Networking Special Member Pricing

You are cordially invited to a Networking Luncheon featuring guest speaker Anthony Browne, Chief Executive Officer of the British Bankers' Association, who will bring us up to date on the nature of balance in the current regulatory agenda, the prospects for an internationally harmonized approach, a new settlement for banks which are internationally active and on the role of proportionality

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Networking Luncheon with Patrick Odier

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 Zurich 11:45 - 14:00
Professional Networking Special Member Pricing

You are cordially invited to a Networking Luncheon featuring guest speaker Patrick Odier, Chairman of the Swiss Bankers Association and Senior Managing Partner of Lombard Odier Group, Geneva, who will outline the current developments on the Swiss financial centres

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Networking Luncheon with Ian Paisley

Thursday, 26 May 2016 Geneva 11:45 - 14:00
Social Science Special Member Pricing

You are cordially invited to a Networking Luncheon featuring Ian Paisley, Jr., Member of United Kingdom Parliament for North Antrim and a key negotiator of Northern Ireland's new political arrangements

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The LSE-MIT-ETH Alumnae and Alumni Field Trips to the Opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel

Saturday, 4 June 2016, and Sunday, 5 June 2016 In the Alps Entire Day
Social Science Special Member Pricing

The world's longest railway tunnel will open in June 2016 and alumnae and alumni from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) will be there to witness this momentous occasion in person.

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Annual Reunion and General Meeting 2016

Sunday, 26 June 2016 Geneva 10:00 - 15:30
Governance Special Member Pricing

The themes of our Annual Reunions always have had a social sciences angle. This will not be different for Reunion '16. We will visit the fascinating Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva and enjoy a guided tour of their new special exhibition on the prehistoric means of exchange. The Museum's collection contains over 7'000 artifacts and includes works of art from tribal and classical antiquity as well as sculptures, fabrics and ornaments from "primitive" civilisations around the world. It is the largest collection of its kind in the world. Many of its works are considered to be unqualified masterpieces. The Museum has gained international acclaim through its itinerant exhibitions, its loans to other museums, and the publication of numerous catalogues and art books.

At our General Meeting, we will look back on our very successful 17th year of operation and will look forward to new projects pursued by and for the membership. Join us to have your say in the running of one of the most active independent and autonomous national associations of LSE alumnae and alumni worldwide.

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The London Dragons at the 2016 Races

Saturday/Sunday, 2/3 July 2016 Zurich Entire days
Alumnae and Alumni Sports PAYG

Our boat is always recruiting paddlers of all abilities for various races throughout the year. We field mixed crews of female and male paddlers in recreational race categories and always have free spots. Camaraderie, fitness and fun are our aims. Never have paddled before in a dragon boat? No problem, you will be instructed. The London Dragons would be delighted to welcome you as our newest recruit.

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"Bon voyage, students! Welcome back, new graduates!"

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 Geneva and Zurich 18:00
Social Networking Students: Free; Alums: PAYG

New and returning LSE students, you are cordially invited, prior to going up to London, to link up with alumnae and alumni of the School for some insider information on life in London and thereafter. All students will enjoy complimentary supper, courtesy of LSE alumnae and alumni. Students are welcome to bring their parents or siblings with them.

LSE alumnae and alumni, especially the graduating classes of recent years, come to connect with the older alums and to wish our new and returning students a "bon voyage" for their LSE journey, giving them some tips to make the best out of their time at the School.

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Special Activity: United States Presidential Election

We expect the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to be the most watched live television broadcast since the one showing the first man walking on the surface of the Moon. U.S. presidential elections have always attracted worldwide interest. The upcoming election is, however, especially consequential. In an increasingly insecure world, it matters who will lead next its most powerful and indispensable nation. The presidential debates and election touch upon many areas of interest to social scientists: from political culture to constitutional law, from demographics to social policy, from geopolitics to communal conflicts.

 

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Networking Luncheon with Tim Jarvis

Thursday, 29 September 2016 Geneva 11:45 - 14:00
Social Networking Special Member Pricing

You are cordially invited to a Networking Luncheon featuring guest speaker Tim Jarvis, polar explorer, author, film maker and environmental scientist. Tim is best known for his polar expeditions. Tim retraced, in 2007, Sir Douglas Mawson’s famous antarctic track using the same clothing, equipment and starvation rations as Mawson had available to him in 1912. Then, in 2013, Tim and five companions recreated the greatest survival journey of all time, Sir Ernest Shackleton's "double", sailing a small replica lifeboat 1'500 km across the Southern Ocean from Elephant Island, Antarctica, to the island of South Georgia, and climbing over South Georgia's mountainous interior, all again done using the same rudimentary equipment and period clothing.

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The Founders' Dinner

Friday, 4 November 2016 Geneva 19:30
Social Networking Special Member Pricing

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.

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13th True Purple

Thursday, 1 December 2016 Basle, Geneva, Lugano, St. Gallen and Zurich 18:30
Social Networking PAYG

For the 13th time, the Swiss LSE Alumni Association is hosting "True Purple", the informal annual gathering of graduates, current and former students, members of staff, visitors and friends from all the Colleges of the University of London.

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The Mongolian Dinner

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 Zurich 19:00
Social Networking PAYG

Welcome to the 10th installment of our Ethnic Dinner Series running since 1999. Interspersing our other events and activities, the Dinner Series is our culinary homage to the long and distinguished tradition of area studies at the School.

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Special Visit to the Opening of Parliament

Monday, 27 February 2017 Berne 14:00 - 17:00 (21:00)
Governance PAYG 

Switzerland developed over the centuries from a collection of different alliances to a confederation of states and finally to the federal state we know today. Its national borders and neutrality were established and recognized internationally in 1815. Its political system dates back to the Federal Constitution of 1848. Since then the powers of the federal government, political rights and political diversity have increased significantly. We will attend the eventful first day of the Spring session of Parliament.

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Networking Luncheon with Heinz Karrer

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 Zurich 11:45 - 14:00
Business Networking Special Member Pricing

You and your co-workers and other guests are cordially invited to a Networking Luncheon featuring guest speaker Heinz Karrer, the President of economiesuisse, the Swiss business federation. Heinz Karrer looks back on a varied professional career spanning multiple business sectors: He was CEO and later Delegate of the Board of Directors of Intersport, CEO of Ringier Switzerland, Member of the Group Management of Swisscom and CEO of Axpo Holding. His lunchtime talk and the discussion which will follow will address the following questions: Where does Switzerland stand within the international context? Why is Switzerland so successful? What kind of strategies are important for the Swiss economy?

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Networking Luncheon with General Sir Richard Shirreff

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 Geneva 11:45 - 14:00
Business Networking Special Member Pricing

You are cordially invited to a Networking Luncheon featuring guest speaker General Sir Richard Shirreff KCB CBE, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe 2011-2014. Richard Shirreff was commissioned into the 14th/20th King's Hussars in 1976 as a second lieutenant. Having seen active service during the Gulf War in 1991, he was appointed Commanding Officer of the King's Royal Hussars in 1994 and deployed his Regiment to Northern Ireland in 1995. Promoted to brigadier in 1998, he became Commander of 7th Armoured Brigade which was deployed to Kosovo. In 2003, he became Chief of Staff at Land Command and in 2005 General Officer Commanding 3rd Mechanised Division deployed in Iraq. In 2011, he became Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe and was promoted to full general. Sir Richard is an Advisory Board member of the not-for-profit security organisation Genderforce, aiming to fight and prevent acts of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in conflict and post-conflict situations.

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Luncheons for Alumnae

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 Geneva and Zurich 12:00 - 13:45
Social Networking PAYG

The future is female. Enjoy lunch without men and connect with fellow LSE alumnae (i.e. female graduates and former female students)

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The Russian Revolution, Switzerland and the LSE

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 Zurich 18:30 - 19:30 (22:00)
Learning Experience and Social Networking Guided Tour: Free to Member, CHF 12 for Non-Members; Dinner: PAYG

One hundred years ago, food shortages in Russia triggered riots on the streets of the capital Petrograd and kicked off the Russian Revolution, a chain of events that would change the course of world history.

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