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Monday, November 5, 2012

Brown Bag Talk with Ambassador Christian Dussey, Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In this career brown bag, Ambassador Christian Dussey of Switzerland, and Fellow at Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, will discuss his experience leading the Crisis Management Center of the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Center coordinates the Swiss government's crisis response system to major incidents (disasters, political upheavals, terror attacks, hostage situations) affecting its citizens abroad. Among other diplomatic postings, Ambassador Dussey has served as political counselor at the Embassy of Switzerland in Moscow and headed the International Security Section of the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He studied at Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the University of Fribourg, and Georgetown University. As a Weatherhead Fellow, he is spending the year researching crisis management, crisis leadership, and decision-making. Sponsored by the Crisis Management Student Group at Harvard Kennedy School and the Program on Crisis Leadership, this event will be of interest to those in a broad range of careers, who may be called upon to assist citizens and colleagues in crisis situations. Drinks and snacks provided.

  • Location:
    Taubman 401
  • Date:
    Monday, November 5, 2012
  • Time:
    12:00 PM

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