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The Swiss Think Tank on foreign policy

foraus (Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy) generates independent, high quality recommendations for foreign policy decision makers and the public, thereby bridging the gap between academia and politics. Its non-partisan approach aims to promote an open dialogue and informed decision-making on all aspects of Swiss foreign policy. foraus is a grassroots organization.

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DAY 1

The WISCH19 started with an introduction of the WISCH Team given by Maria Isabelle Wieser, Deputy Director of foraus and Head of the Think Tank Hub Geneva, and Enrique Mendizabal, Founder of On Think Tanks. It was followed by an introduction of the participants and a discussion about personal learning goals. In the second part of the morning, a lecture about Think Tanks and evidence-informed policy was given by Enrique Mendizabal. Among the topics he covered were a definition of the concept of Think Tank and their roles, the history of Think Tanks and a discussion around evidence-informed policy. In the afternoon, the foraus Team took the participants on a City Tour of Geneva.

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