An interactive exchange ensued among nearly 80 participants, on three topics in three “circle conversations”, an innovative concept that was introduced during this reception: Sustainable Finance, the Future of Peace Mediation and Digital Challenges & Science Diplomacy. The topics included kick-off presentations and summary words by Professor Nathan Sussman, Senior Researcher Sara Hellmüller, Director for Strategic Partnerships Achim Wennmann and Director of the Geneva Graduate Institute Marie-Laure Salles. The Institute’s Director also introduced some key institutional development for 2022.
Most of the participants were positively surprised by the circle conversations, a format that will be continually improved for future receptions. The discussions were followed by a networking cocktail.
The Bern Chapter is co-headed by Dea Rolih (’06) and Thierry Beyeler (’09). We thank them for their continued engagement and would like to express our gratitude to everyone who was able to come.