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Ambassador Johannes Matyassy:

Minaret Diplomacy & Challenges for Swiss Public Diplomacy 

Thursday, December 2, 2010
12:00 PM
Venue: USC; SOS B40

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is pleased to host Ambassador Johannes Matyassy, head of public diplomacy at Presence Switzerland

When Switzerland conducted a referendum on banning minarets, it received massive media coverage worldwide and faced criticism from international organizations, governments and religious leaders, especially from the Muslim world. In response, Switzerland opted for a proactive communication strategy abroad. Soon after the vote, attention shifted from blaming Switzerland to a broader European perspective, addressing general issues related to migration and integration.

Ambassador Johannes Matyassy, head of Switzerland’s public diplomacy,will talk about his country’s experiences in this case and about lessons learned for public diplomacy in general.

 

DATE: Thursday, December 2, 2010
TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
LOCATION: USC; SOS B40
To R.s.v.p and for additional event information, please click here

 


Written by M:)

November 29, 2010 at 8:20 am

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