Virtual Coffee Chat with a Science Diplomat: Switzerland Interview

    21/10/2020 - 14:00
    United States, (Virtual)
    21/10/2020 - 14:45
    EURAXESS North America

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Additional resources:

VCC Switzerland Web Resources (57.34 KB)



EURAXESS North America is pleased to present its fourth interview in the Virtual Coffee Chat with a Science Diplomat webinar series, and the first with a non-EU Member State: Switzerland.


Grab a cup of coffee and join us virtually for a casual chat with Anouk De Bast, Head of the Science Office at the Swiss Embassy to the U.S. in Washington, DC.


The webinar will take place on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 at 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM CEST. Convert to your local time zone here.


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Learn more about the participants' organizations by visisting the homepages of Science Office at the Embassy of Switzerland and EURAXESS North America.


This online event is free and will be conducted in English.


Speaker biography:


Anouk de Bast heads the Science Office at the Embassy of Switzerland to the United States since September 2019. She has been working for the last ten years in the field of diplomacy and international relations, holding different positions in Swiss embassies as well as in the federal government.


Anouk de Bast headshot


From 2012 to 2015, she worked at the Mission of Switzerland to the European Union in Brussels, where she started focusing on science and education policies. From 2015 to 2019, she joined the Division for International Relations of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI), where she was in charge of developing and implementing strategies and programs to promote international collaboration with selected partner countries (South East Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Europe).


She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Germanic literature and a Master’s degree in Multilingual Business Communication from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium).