Vorträge
Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 6.30 pm

Federal Councillor Alain Berset

Pandemic. Politics. Society.

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Pandemic. Politics. Society.

The unexpected outbreak of Covid-19 left the world shaken and faced with challenges that continue to affect us. This is also true for Switzerland, its political system, its social structure, and its economic strength. What have we learned, what can we do, what could the future look like?

Federal Councillor Alain Berset

Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA

After completing his studies and doctorate in political science and economics, Alain Berset worked as a visiting researcher at the Institute for Economic Research in Hamburg before becoming a strategic advisor in the Department of Economic Affairs of the Canton of Neuchâtel. In 2006, he set up his own business as an independent strategy and communications consultant. He was elected to the Council of States for the canton of Friburg in 2003 and served as its president in 2008/2009. From 2005, he also served as vice president of the Social Democratic parliamentary group and was a member of numerous parliamentary committees. He chaired the Council Bureau, the State Policy Commission and the delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie. Since January 1, 2012, Alain Berset has been head of the Department of Home Affairs FDHA. Alain Berset was Vice President of the Federal Council in 2017 and President of the Swiss Confederation in 2018.