News & Views September 2014

Upcoming Events, Membership Journal, Leadership Volunteering and Career Services


Upcoming Events

Thursday, 9 October: The Complimentary Dinner with Professor Antonio Mele. For more information and to sign up, visit URL:

Friday, 7 November: Our Annual Founders' Dinner welcoming Her Majesty's Ambassador to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, David Moran, and his wife Carol as our guests of honor. For more information and to save the date, visit URL:


Membership Journal

The latest issue is dedicated to the United States as the land of decay and dysfunction. Francis Fukuyama argues in his essay that U.S. political decay has its origin in the basic design of U.S. political institutions, exacerbated by increasingly hostile polarization. Yascha Mounk shines the spotlight on the rise of populism in the United States and Europe, re-emerging from the enduring inability of democratic governments to satisfy all of their citizens' needs. On the political right, David Frum sees the U.S. Republican Party's central problem in its increasing dependence on the old and the rich. On the political left, Michael Kazin juxtaposes the progressives' recent success in expanding individual rights for society's oppressed with their notable string of defeats on the economic front.

Other essays include Kenneth Pollack's piece on building an army to defeat Assad, grimly acknowledging that intercommunal civil wars nearly never end on their own through a peaceful, negotiated settlement. Mary Elise Sarotte presents a good brief on what the West really promised to Russia in regard to NATO expansion and Nicholas Burns writes on the neglected behemoth, India.

"Foreign Affairs" is the dedicated membership journal of the Swiss LSE Alumni Association, free to all members in good standing. If you don't have access yet, activate it.


Leadership Volunteering

The Association is seeking to appoint additional Officers at the Annual Reunion and General Meeting on 28 June 2015 in Nyon. A variety of positions are available for your enjoyment. If you would like to get more involved, please contact the Secretary General as soon as possible.


Career Services

Are you scouting for your next big career move? Members are eligible for a free premium account for "JobAgent", giving you access to around 12'000 management jobs including a significant number of C-level vacancies. Request access.

Are you considering a supervisory board appointment? Individual members can search for suitable board positions and member-owned companies can seek qualified board members through "BoardSearch". Request access and terms via URL:


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