EVENTS

Eines der zentralen Anliege von foraus ist es, zu einem informierten Dialog über die Schweizer Aussenpolitik beizutragen. Dazu führen wir regelmässig öffentliche Veranstaltungen und Anlässe durch. Neben diesen Podien, Referaten und Diskussionsrunden werden von den Regio- und Programmgruppen monatlich spannende Treffen für die lokalen foraus-Mitglieder organisiert.

Juni 17, 2019
  • US-China Strategic Competition in the Digital Domain - An American Perspective
    Juni 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Uni Mail, MR 160

    China has developed its digital technologies in the past years, with Chinese companies becoming leaders in cybertechnology (such as AI), and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The smartphone giant Tecno controls 30% of Africa’s entire mobile phone market, while Huawei is the No. 2 smartphone vendor worldwide.
    While this has enabled dozens of African states to improve their digital infrastructure, many countries are cautious that allowing Huawei equipment to be installer in the next generation of ICT infrastructure will enable Chinese espionage. New Zealand, Australia and the United States have already banned Huawei equipment; Switzerland has allowed Huawei to build 5G networks for Sunrise in the country, but security risks are also questioning the Chinese firm’s involvement. How should states understand and respond to China’s digital ambitions?

    With kind support of the U.S. Embassy in Bern and in collaboration with the Think Tank Hub, AZUNI and the GSI, foraus Geneva has the pleasure of inviting William Carter, an expert on policies and international norms in cybersecurity and AI, to discuss China’s cyber capabilities, as well as broader technology competition themes in the domains of AI and 5G.

    William A. Carter is deputy director of the Technology Policy Program at CSIS. His research focuses on international cyber and technology policy issues, including AI, surveillance and privacy, data localization, cyber conflict and deterrence, financial sector cybersecurity, and law enforcement and technology, including encryption. He has spoken at events and conferences around the world and participated in Track 2 dialogues on cyber and technology policy issues with China, Russia, and Australia. Before joining CSIS, he worked in the Goldman Sachs Investment Strategy Group, where he performed research and analysis on geopolitics and the macro economy and produced reports and presentations on international affairs and current events and their impact on markets. He previously worked at the Council on Foreign Relations and at Caxton Associates, a New York hedge fund. He graduated from New York University with a B.A. in economics.

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Juli 8, 2019
  • On Think Tanks free webinar: Defining public engagement as a value of your think tank
    Juli 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    In this webinar, we will be discussing different reasons and methods of engaging with the public as a think tank. Who is my public? How do I reach out to it? And what are the challenges of public engagement?

    Based on his experience as the director of the Swiss grassroots think tank „foraus“, Lukas Hupfer will tackle these different questions by presenting a concrete tool that facilitates public involvement in the framing, conducting and dissemination of your research.

    You can register here!

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August 14, 2019
  • Rencontre mensuelle regio groupe Neuchâtel
    August 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Cafétéria (rez-de-chaussée) de l'Université de Neuchâtel, Avenue de Premier-Mars 26, 2000 Neuchâtel, Suisse

    L'idée de cette rencontre est de discuter des idées de conférences et événements pouvant être organisés. Mais c'est aussi l'occasion d'échanger sur les sujets d'actualité autour d'un verre et/ou repas.

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September 11, 2019
  • Rencontre mensuelle regio groupe Neuchâtel
    September 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Cafétéria (rez-de-chaussée) de l'Université de Neuchâtel, Avenue de Premier-Mars 26, 2000 Neuchâtel, Suisse

    L'idée de cette rencontre est de discuter des idées de conférences et événements pouvant être organisés. Mais c'est aussi l'occasion d'échanger sur les sujets d'actualité autour d'un verre et/ou repas.

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