Tuesday, March 20, 2012   4:00–5:30 pm


The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Room 500


Chair:                 Ambassador András Simonyi, Managing Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations

Introduction:      Daniel Hamilton, Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations

Commentary:     Daniele Moro, Visiting Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations

Peter Winkler, U.S. Correspondent, Neue Zuercher Zeitung


The Ambassador’s talk will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.


His Excellency Manuel Sager was appointed Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States of America in October 2010. Previously, he headed the Political Affairs Division in the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) responsible for coordinating thematic foreign policy from 200810 and worked as Executive Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London from 200508. Between 2001 and 2005, he served as Head of Communications, first in the FDFA and then in the Federal Department of Economic Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Zurich and an LL.M. from Duke University Law School.