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Swiss ambassador to give talk, Oct. 15

Urs Ziswiler, Switzerland's ambassador to the United States, will present a lecture on "Human Security in 21st-Century World Politics" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Prior to being appointed ambassador in March 2006, Ziswiler served as head of the Directorate of Political Affairs at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and as senior diplomatic adviser to the minister of foreign affairs. He has held multiple posts in Bern and abroad since joining the foreign service in 1979.

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and the Department of Geosciences are sponsoring the lecture. It is being held in conjunction with the Arnold Guyot Bicentennial Exhibit in the Frist Campus Center, which runs through Friday, Oct. 26. The exhibit honors Guyot, a prominent Princeton geologist and a Swiss immigrant, and reflects Guyot's contributions as an explorer, educator and scientist.

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