Lunch with Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter

Thursday, 23 June 2022 Berne 11:45 - 14:00
Business Networking SLSEAA Members: CHF 80 / non-member LSE alumnae and alumni: CHF 150

Join Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter for lunch. She will share her insights on the future of Swiss-EU bilateral relations and on the consequences for Western democracies resulting from the current geopolitical turmoil.

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Dinner with Dr. Sandra McNally

Friday, 17 June 2022 Zurich 18:30
Visiting LSE Academic PAYG

Join Dr. Sandra McNally for dinner and engaging discussions. Sandra McNally holds two positions in the LSE, as Director of the Education and Skills Programme of the Centre for Economic Performance and as Director of the Centre for Vocational Education Research. She is also Professor of Economics at Surrey and Co-Editor of the Economics of Education Review. Her research spans subjects which are also hotly debated in Switzerland, including post-16 trajectories, apprenticeships, returns to education and skills in the labour market.

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The Art of Architecture

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 Zurich 18:30
Architecture, Art and Dinner Guided Tour: Free; Set Dinner: CHF 30 pp excl. beverages

The pandemic is still ongoing but, given the high immunization of the population, we are cautiously restarting our activities and events for LSE alumnae and alumni in a physical setting.

The Kunsthaus houses one of the largest art collections in Switzerland, with works from the 13th century to the present day. You and your partner and guests are cordially invited to a guided tour in English of its recently opened extension, followed by a dinner on the Kunsthaus plaza.

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18th True Purple

Wednesday, 2 February 2022 Online 20:00
Social Networking Free

The pandemic definitely cannot stop the annual gathering of the graduates, current and former students, members of staff, visitors and friends of all the Colleges of the University of London. Please look forward to the 18th True Purple.

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Annual Reunion and General Meeting 2021

Wednesday, 30 June 2021 Online 20:00 - 21:00
Governance Free

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has caused a long dangerous pandemic. The world will not be the same after it ends. The Association had to adjust. As in 2020, we will be conducting our General Meeting this year again as a video conference with secure live online voting. To have your say in the running of your Association could not be easier. Join, discuss and decide.

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Online Event with Lord King of Lothbury

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 Online 19:00
Insight and Inspiration Free

Mervyn King, Lord King of Lothbury, is School Professor of Economics and Political Science. At the School, he co-founded Europe's leading centre for policy research into financial markets, the FMG, in 1987. Between 1998 and 2013, he served as Deputy Governor and Governor of the Bank of England. Professor Lord King will reflect on uncertainty, disruption and hope, on how to analyze the current world of economics and politics

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Webinar with Luke Harding

Tuesday, 9 March 2021 Online 15:00 - 16:00
Business Networking SLSEAA Members: Free; Non-member LSE alumnae and alumni: CHF 30

The author of the international bestseller "Mafia State", Luke Harding, British writer and Senior International Correspondent of the Guardian, will address the subjects and people connected to the current political system of Russia, Alexander Litvinenko's assassination and the Salisbury poisonings, and answer all of your questions, during a live Webinar

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Manuel Kernen on the Inside Angle Show

Wednesday, 9 December 2020 Live Broadcast 20:00 - 20:45
The Inside Angle Show Free

For the next episode of the Inside Angle Show, we will be welcoming Manuel Kernen, Founder and Co-Director of the Gender Respect Project at REACH Shirati.

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17th True Purple

Tuesday, 1 December 2020 Online 19:00
Social Networking Free

A submicroscopic infectious agent is forcing the Association to change its plans for this year. Instead of postponing the 17th True Purple to next year (as previously announced), we would be delighted to welcome you instead to a nationwide video conference of the graduates, current and former students, members of staff, visitors and friends of all the Colleges of the University of London.

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Paul Drake on the Inside Angle Show

Thursday, 22 October 2020 Live Broadcast 20:00 - 20:45
The Inside Angle Show Free

"The Inside Angle" is a laid-back talk and interview show featuring LSE alumnae and alumni and other guests discussing their work, ventures and adventures for insight and enjoyment. Produced and hosted by the Officers of the Association, regular show episodes are broadcasted live on YouTube.

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

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 Online 19:00
Social Networking Free

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.

LSE alumnae and alumni, especially the graduating classes of recent years, connect to the older alums and 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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Annual Reunion and General Meeting 2020

Sunday, 28 June 2020 Online 10:00 - 11:00
Governance Free

The world has changed. The epidemiological, social and economic effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic will linger on for a long time. Fundamental shifts create unique opportunities, and the Association is taking advantage of them by conducting its General Meeting for the first time as a video conference with secure live online voting. To have your say in the running of your Association will never be easier. Join and shape.

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Webinar with Dr. Karin von Hippel

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 Online 15:00 - 16:00
Business Networking SLSEAA Members: Free; Non-member LSE alumnae and alumni: CHF 45

LSE alumna and Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute, Dr. Karin von Hippel, will address and answer your written questions on a range of global security topics during these extraordinary times, including digital vigilance, national intelligence, privacy, the Near/Middle East, China, Russia, USA & NATO, the United Nations and migration, during a live Webinar

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Great British Breakfast with James Breiding

Thursday, 12 March 2020 Geneva 7:40 - 9:00
Business Networking SLSEAA Members and their guests: CHF 55; Non-member LSE alumnae and alumni: CHF 110

Big may be powerful (as debated at our Founders' Dinner 2018) but small is beautiful. You and your guests are cordially invited to breakfast with the well-known author James Breiding, who will explore why small countries attain better-educated, more egalitarian, happier and wealthier populations,

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Working for Development

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 Zurich 18:30 - 21:00
Career Development SLSEAA Members: CHF 40; Non-member LSE alumnae and alumni: CHF 50

When you went up to the LSE, did you aspire to work upon graduation in far-off places for the benefit of humanity but, after returning to Switzerland and after career, family, kids and other commitments have lost track of that thought. Would you like to make your own personal contribution towards ending poverty and hunger, establishing sustainable economies, promoting peace and security and combating climate change and its impacts? Are you looking for practical advice and support to make your next career stop a permanent, temporary, sabbatical or external expert position with a multilateral development organization like the United Nations or the World Bank?

Whether you are an experienced professional or at the start of your professional career, this event is for and about you.

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16th True Purple

Tuesday, 3 December 2019 Basle, Berne, Geneva, Lugano, St. Gallen and Zurich 19:00
Social Networking PAYG

For the 16th 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 Founders' Dinner

Thursday, 7 November 2019 Berne 19:40
Debate and Social Networking Individuals: CHF 60; Couples: CHF 110

The Officers of the Swiss LSE Alumni Association cordially invite you and your partner, on occasion of the 21st anniversary of the foundation of the Association and the 124th anniversary of the foundation of the School, on Thursday, 7 November, to our traditional Founders' Dinner. Guests are welcome.

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Ambassadorial Reception

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 London 18:45 for 19:00
Business Networking Free

You and your partner are cordially invited to a reception hosted by the Swiss Ambassador, presenting Dr. Philipp Hildebrand, Vice Chairman of Black Rock and former Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (SNB), as the keynote speaker

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

Thursday, 29 August 2019 Zurich and Geneva 18:00 (ZH) and 19:30 (GE)
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 drinks, 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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The London Dragons at the 2019 Races

Saturday/Sunday, 29/30 June 2019 Eglisau Entire days
Alumnae and Alumni Sports PAYG

The SLSEAA is the only national association of LSE alumnae and alumni worldwide with its own sports team. The team first competed in 2007. 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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