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AAFSW Ambassador Speakers Series: Swiss Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud

January 23, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

AAFSW cordially invites you to the Ambassador Speakers Series on Monday, January 23, 2023,  featuring His Excellency Jacques Pitteloud, Ambassador of  Switzerland, who will enlighten us with an interesting presentation, on Monday, January 23 at 11:00 am. Eastern Time.
Please register here. 
Please come to the entrance at 21st Street NW of the State Department at approximately 10:45 AM.
As you enter, rather than reporting to the main desk, please go to the table (usually to your
right) where we will be waiting to escort you.
The program presentation begins at 11:00 AM and ends approximately at 12:00 PM.
I look forward to seeing you.
Sheila Switzer
AAFSW Program Chair

Ambassador Pitteloud was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He earned a doctorate in law at the University  of Zurich, with further education in security policy at Geneva University.  

Dr. Pitteloud has a distinguished career of public service in the military and the Swiss Foreign Service,  which he joined in 1987. He has served as Ambassador of Switzerland to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda,  Burundi, Somalia and the Seychelles (2010 – 2015), director for resources of the Federal Department  of Foreign Affairs (2015-2019) and currently serves as the Swiss Ambassador to the United States  (2019-present).  

A retired lieutenant colonel (General Staff) in the Swiss Armed Forces, Dr. Pitteloud also served as the  Swiss government’s first intelligence coordinator (2000 – 2005), and Director for Arms Control,  Disarmament, Security Policy and Intelligence at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bern.  

A lifelong ornithologist, Ambassador Pitteloud is married with one daughter.



January 23, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST




State Department
21st Street NW
Washington, DC United States
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