This year, our two-day symposium could not take place in its original form. We remain convinced however, that dialogue is as needed as ever before. With this in mind, we virtually re-created our symposium site and used it as a platform for exchange. Together with our symposium community, we would like to take you on a journey on the importance of dialogue.
We wish you a nice visit!
Chapter 1 – Thursday 7 May 2020
After a welcome message from Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter and a short check-in at the welcome desk, we enter the symposium site. Marcela Escobari speaks about the societal problems this economic crisis provokes and tells us why simply being optimistic isn’t enough. After a cold beer on the Plaza, we listen to two statements on the importance of trust and dialogue in these challenging times by Natarajan Chandrasekaran and Zarifa Ghafari. Watch Chapter 2 here!
Chapter 2 – Friday 8 May 2020
Here, you will meet Mamphela Ramphele, Aya Chebbi and Fabien Curto Millet as they discuss the opportunities as well as the inequalities linked to technology and why cooperation between generations is now more important than ever. Other encounters include Prof. Bernhard Ehrenzeller, Shirley Yu and our Conference Chairman Dominic Barton. To follow our symposium’s tradition, the symposium ends in the Aula. This time with an address by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance of Singapore, Heng Swee Keat. And what would a tour be without a message from the hosts. A statement by the International Students’ Committee (ISC) awaits you!