Author Diccon Bewes returns to the Swiss Center of North America for the week of October 11, 2016 with his newest book "Around Switzerland in 80 Maps".
From Diccon's website: ..."the first event will be on Thursday 13 October at 7pm in Turner Hall in Monroe, Wisconsin. I was there last summer and liked it so much that I’m going back, and again I’m being hosted by the Swiss Center of North America."
For those of us who love all things Swiss, this is the perfect addition to your library.
The first 80 books will be signed by the author.
"Around Switzerland in 80 Maps" is $60 per book. That is $10 off list price. Shipping and handling via priority 3-day mail is $13 for a total of $73.
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For friends in the Washington, DC area, Diccon will talk about his book Monday 17 October at 7pm in The Potter’s House, a bookstore and café in Adams Morgan. It is being hosted by the Swiss Embassy and there will be an apéro as well. It is free and open to everyone.
On Monday October 24th Diccon is in New York, though that involves registering first. If you would like to come,you must register by 17 October. You can do that online here.
The Swiss Center of North America hosted a reception for Ambassador Andre Schaller, Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, Thursday April 28. Schaller was joined by Fabian Stiefvater, Head of the Swiss Business Hub USA, New York, Daniel Freihofer, Director of Economics and Finance at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C. and Claudine Haeni, Advisor Swiss Business Hub USA in Chicago.
Schaller and company met with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that morning; toured biotech Promega in Fitchburg and Emmi in Monroe.
Those in attendance were Dept. of Administration Secretary Scott Neitzel; Deputy Secretary Cate Zeuske; Beth Zurbuchen, President Swiss Center of North America; John Etter, Swiss Center Board Chair; Guy Moret, Swiss Center Board; Professor Wesley Smith, U.W. Department of Physics who works at the CERN Laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland; Professor Michael R. Sussman, U.W.Biotechnology Center and founder of NimbleGen; Professor Thomas Rockwell “Rock” Mackie, U.W. Dept. Medical Physics, Human Oncology, Biomedical Engineering, Founder of Tomo Therapy; Tom Hefty, Chairman Artisan Partners Funds; Tom Sylke Board Member WEDC; Master Cheesemaker Bruce Workman.
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