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Student Mentor Talks: «Preparing for the Asian Century»

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Kaffeehaus zur Weltkugel

Bärengasse 20

8001 Zürich

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What will I do once I graduate? What influence will Asia have on my future career? Should I apply for a job in Asia? These are probably some of the questions that have crossed your mind recently.

On May 3 we would like to give you the opportunity to talk directly to people who have worked and lived in Asia and gained valuable experience in their respective fields. See the full list and their CVs below.

They are looking forward to meeting you and support you in your decisions regarding your further education or initial career steps.


Kaffeehaus zur Weltkugel
Bärengasse 20, 8001 Zürich
(2min walk from Paradeplatz)

Program
6:00pm – Doors open
6.15pm – Welcome
6:30pm – Mentor Talks, round 1
7:15pm – Mentor Talks, round 2
8:00pm ­­– Apéro with students and mentors
8.45pm – End


Registration
You will be asked to include two mentor choices in your registration. It is also possible to stay with the same mentor for both rounds. Each mentor will be paired with 5-10 students.

Price:
Student & young professional members: free
(How to become a member?)

Non-members: 10 CHF

We are looking forward to welcoming you on May 3!

Best wishes,
The team at Asia Society Switzerland




MENTORS:

Philippe Welti worked more than 30 years, alternating with positions at headquarters in Berne, as an official representative of Switzerland in various places in the world. Diplomatic postings as Ambassador in India and in Iran, Deputy Head of Mission in Germany and, during six years, Political Director with the Swiss Defence Ministry in Berne have given him a broad experience in international affairs.

Nina Belz works as an editor of the Asia department of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Born in 1983 in Thurgau, she studied Political Science and International Law at the University of Zurich. Since her internship at the Swiss Embassy in South Korea she is attracted to East Asia and to writing. She wrote for different German and Swiss newspapers, such as the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung, whereafter she returned to the NZZ. Her main field of responsibility is reporting about politics in Asia, including traveling to Asia several times every year.

Chitra Narayanan is a former Ambassador of India to Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Holy See, career diplomat, journalist, editor and publisher with a multi-faceted global perspective with extensive experience and familiarity with international high-level decision-making. Educated in Delhi University with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Political Science with specialization in Modern Chinese History and Vietnam, she began working as a journalist with Press Institute of India. She works currently as Strategic Advisor for the Ministry of External Affairs of India.

Urs Meile established a self-titled gallery for contemporary art in Lucerne in 1992. After visiting China on the invitation of Uli Sigg in 1995, Meile opened a Beijing branch housed in a series of Ai Weiwei-designed buildings in Caochangdi in 1996. Since then, and especially since his expansion to the 798 Art District in Beijing in 2017, his galleries have grown to become China’s most reputable contemporary art galleries - meeting place for collectors, curators and artists in China.

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