Events

  • Thursday, April 01, 2021 at 12:00 AM Bern Time
    Zoom Meeting in Bern, Switzerland

    Climate Change and Sustainability

    In honor of Earth Day, join us to hear about experiences from the front lines of the local Climate Movement in Basel and learn about ways to get engaged and counteract climate change.

    Date and time TBD. RSVP now to preregister and receive updates on this event.

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 06:30 PM Bern Time · 17 rsvps
    Zoom Meeting in Zürich, Switzerland

    DACH Zurich Chapter Annual General Meeting 2021

    Save the date for our chapter AGM!

    We will celebrate the past two years, hear from our leaders and members, and vote in the new leadership team.

    RSVP to receive the Zoom information.

    Tentative Agenda

    TOPIC TIME (Tentative)* RESPONSIBILITY
    1. Call to Order, Welcome, and Rules 18:30 - 18:40 Co-Chair, Stacy Streuli
    2. Welcome poem read by Jazzmin Dian Moore   Jazzmin Dian Moore, DPCA Voting Rep.
    3. Annual Highlights Slideshow, Zurich 18:45 - 19:00 Co-Chair, Darcy Alexandra
    4. Membership Achievements & Milestones 19:05 - 19:10 Co-Chair, Britta Kürzi
    5. Treasurer's Report 19:15 - 19:20 Treasurer, Elianna Meyerson
    6. Member Presentation 19:25 - 19:40 TBD
    7. Chapter Elections, with Candidate Statements and Questions 19:45 - 20:20*

    Chair
    Vice Chair
    Secretary
    Treasurer
    Nominations and Elections Committee, Joe Amato and Vicky Spiegel
    8. Closing Remarks and Call to Adjourn 20:25 Newly Elected Chair

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  • Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 02:00 PM Bern Time · 14 rsvps
    Zoom Meeting in Basel, Switzerland

    DACH Basel Chapter Annual General Meeting 2021

    Save the date for our chapter AGM!

    We will celebrate the past two years, hear from our leaders and members, and vote in the new leadership team.

    RSVP to receive the Zoom information.

    PROPOSED AGENDA, SUBJECT TO CHANGE:

    • Welcome
    • Roll call - online check-in
    • Approval of minutes from 2020 AGM
    • Year in Review report
    • Short description of positions
    • Thanks to outgoing officers
    • Candidate statements
    • Elections
    • Welcome of new officers
    • Announcements/Upcoming events
    • Adjourn

    All interested members are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration via our website is encouraged to help us simplify the elections process.


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  • Friday, April 23, 2021 at 04:00 PM Time
    Badestrand am Rohr in Lustenau, Austria

    DA Vorarlberg Picnic Social

    Hello! The Democrats Abroad Austria in Vorarlberg group is currently looking for new members so we can get geared up for the upcoming 2022 elections. You can be involved at whatever level you feel comfortable with, and if you just want to come and meet some other Americans, that’s fine too!

    So with great optimism, we’re planning an outdoor picnic social for Friday, April 23rd, at the Badestrand in Lustenau, and we would love for you to join us! Here are the details:

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    Democrats Abroad Vorarlberg Picnic

    Friday, April 23, 2021

    16:00 - 19:30 (come when you can!)

    Badestrand am Rohr, Lustenau

    Please RSVP here

    Questions? Send an email to: [email protected]

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    Please do a COVID test before you come. A self-test is fine–we're just looking out for each other!

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    The Badestrand is very accessible by bike, however there is also a parking lot by the Gasthaus am Rohr. Once there, go over the dam to the grass by the river and that’s where you’ll find us.

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    To cut down on trash, we encourage you to bring your own plate and utensils,
    but we’ll also have some extras there in case you forget.

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    If you can’t make it due to the pandemic or whatever else,

    send me an email anyways and we’ll keep you in the loop!

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    And don’t forget to check out our group on Facebook. There you’ll find out what’s shakin’ in U.S. politics as well as our future events. Thanks for your time and we’re looking forward to meeting you soon!

  • Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 01:30 PM Bern Time · 18 rsvps
    Zoom Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

    DACH Geneva Chapter Annual General Meeting 2021

    Save the date for our chapter AGM!

    We will celebrate the past two years, hear from our leaders and members, and vote in the new leadership team.

    RSVP to receive the Zoom information.

    Proposed Agenda, Subject to Change

    • Welcome
    • Roll call - online check-in
    • Year in Review report
    • Short description of positions
    • Thanks to outgoing officers
    • Candidate statements
    • Elections
    • Welcome of new officers
    • Presentation and discussion: Diversity and Inclusion in DACH
    • Announcements
    • Adjournment

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  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 07:00 PM Bern Time

    DA Discussions: The US’s Status as Representative and Promoter of Democracy in the Biden Era

    One hundred days into the Biden Presidency, are you wondering, "Is it time to remove the Canadian flags from our travel backpacks?" If so, join us as we mark 100 days of the Biden administration with our discussion of the US’s status as representative and promoter of “capital D” Democracy. How has US standing in the world changed over the past 4 years and how might it look in the future? What has been the effect of the right-wing extremism being exported from the US? 

    Andrew Winner, a professor of strategic studies in the Strategic and Operational Research Department at the Naval War College, will lead our discussion of these questions.

    Suggested readings:

    About Andrew Winner: 

    Andrew C. Winner is a professor of strategic studies in the Strategic and Operational Research Department at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. He was department chair from 2013-2019. He is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe. At the Naval War College, he is director of the Indian Ocean Studies Group. Prior to his time at the Naval War College, he was at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis in Cambridge MA working on Department of Defense issues ranging from Nordic/Baltic security to nuclear deterrence and counterproliferation. Prior to joining the Institute, he held positions at the U.S. Department of State where he worked on nonproliferation, Persian Gulf security, NATO enlargement, arms control in Europe, arms transfer policy, and security assistance. He also worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense on European security including on the U.S. delegation to the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty negotiations. He is co-editor of The Indian Ocean and US Grand Strategy: Ensuring Access and Promoting Security, Georgetown University Press, 2014. He is also the co-author of Indian Naval Strategy in the 21st Century, Routledge, 2009. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (Bologna Center/DC), and an A.B. from Hamilton College.