Neutrality In A New Political Environment: Contemporary Swiss Foreign Policy
Wednesday, April 23, 6 pm, followed by a reception
Lillian Vernon Center for International Affairs, New York University
58 West Tenth Street (between 5th and 6th Aves.)
In a Swiss referendum in March 2002, 55 percent voted in favor of joining the United Nations, ending decades of political isolation and reversing the rejection of a similar referendum in 1986. Why did Swiss voters and cantons change course now? How does this affect Switzerland’s centuries-old tradition of neutrality? What does this portend for Switzerland’s future relationship with the rest of Europe? Ambassador Raymond Loretan, consul general of Switzerland in New York City, shares his views on this historic moment.
For required reservations, call 212/992-9091 and leave your name, address, phone no. and title of event. You may bring one guest and must leave their information as well. Registrations will be confirmed the week prior to the lecture. Co-sponsored by the Lillian Vernon Center for International Affairs, NYU, and the Grey Art Gallery, NYU.