The Founders' Dinner
|Wednesday, 7 November 2018||Rapperswil Castle||19:00|
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The Officers of the Swiss LSE Alumni Association cordially invite you and your partner, on occasion of the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the Association and the 123rd anniversary of the foundation of the School, on Wednesday, 7 November, to our traditional Founders' Dinner.
We will be dining in the iconic Rapperswil Castle
Rapperswil Castle dates back to the 13th century. In 1336, the patrician opposition in the city of Zurich took refuge in the castle after a revolution by the guildes. After years of skirmishing throughout the Zurich country side, the patricians attempted to triumphantly return to Zurich by a "coup de main", a swift attack relying on speed and surprise, which ended in utter failure and went down in Swiss history as the infamous "Murder Night of Zurich" of 1350.
We will be dining and debating in the Count's Room. Dress is black tie.
As with each Founders' Dinner, we will debate a hot button issue. With the Association looking back on 20 years of successful alumni relations, this year's debate will look forward in time at the state of the world in 20 years. The motion is: "This House forecasts that in the year 2038 the nascent multilateral and rule-based international order will be essentially dead, replaced by a new nationalism, an assertive mercantilism and a Cold War-like standoff between the United States, China and Russia, with profound implications for small nations like Switzerland."
The Swiss LSE Alumni Association (SLSEAA) is celebrating its 20 Year Jubilee. Founded in 1998 as a Swiss membership organisation proudly independent and autonomous of the School, the Association 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 and individual members of the SLSEAA have co-established the "LSE Alumnae and Alumni Foundation of Switzerland" under federal supervision. The Foundation awards scholarships and personal research grants to students from Switzerland.