Spring Semester 2021

In addition to our events, we recommend, as always, the recordings of past events as well as our yearbooks. Thank you for your loyalty!

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Online Event

Dr. Gerhard Schwarz

The President of the Progress Foundation, journalist and author in conversation with economic historian Prof. Dr Tobias Straumann

Die Schweiz hat Zukunft –
Von der positiven Kraft der Eigenart

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Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Online Event

Micheline Calmy-Rey

The former President of the Confederation and author in conversation with political philosopher Dr Katja Gentinetta

Die Neutralität:
Zwischen Mythos und Vorbild

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Further information will follow.

Professor Ilaria Capua


The Circular Nature of the Covid-19 pandemic

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Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Online Event

Mervyn King, Lord King of Lothbury

The former Governor of the Bank of England in conversation with Walter B. Kielholz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Reinsurance Company, and Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank

Uncertainty, disruption, hope –
How to analyze the current world of economics and politics

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The event with Professor Steven Pinker will be postponed to a new date in the near future.

Professor Steven Pinker

Canadian psychologist and author

Enlightenment now

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The following events will take place in cooperation with the Literaturhaus Zürich:

Monday, 29 March 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Online Event

Prof. Dr Nicola Gess

The literary scholar in conversation with the director of the Literaturhaus Zürich, Dr Gesa Schneider

Zur Manipulation von Wirklichkeit

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Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Further information will follow.

Prof. Dr Jochen Hörisch

The literary and media scholar in conversation with the President of the SIAF, Dr Martin Meyer

Hände: Eine Kulturgeschichte

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