2014. Paolo Dardanelli debated the question ‘What’s the Point of Referendums Today?’ together with Janice Atkinson, Frank Furedi and Jo Phillips for the Battle of Ideas satellite series,  Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Faversham, 22 September.

2014. Alexandre Afonso of King’s College London gave the paper ‘You Cannot Have It All: Populist Right-Wing Parties and Welfare State Reforms in Consensus Democracies’ for the School of Politics and International Relations’ Research Seminar, University of Kent, 29 January.

2013. Clive Church delivered the lecture ‘Wow, the Anglo-Saxons have rediscovered Swiss history at last’ at the Swiss Embassy in London, 8 October.

2012. Adrian Vatter of the University of Berne, Clive Church and Paolo Dardanelli debated ‘Is Direct Democracy the Future of Democracy?’ for the School of Politics and International Relations’s Open Forum, University of Kent, 8 October.

2012. Sean MuellerDaniele Albertazzi and Paolo Dardanelli hosted two panels on Swiss politics at the Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association in Belfast, featuring papers by Wolf Linder, Andreas Ladner, Clive Church, and Sean Mueller and Paolo Dardanelli, 4 April.

2012. Paolo Dardanelli gave a guest lecture at the University of Glasgow on ‘Continuity and Change in Contemporary Switzerland’, 28 October .

2011. Hanspeter Kriesi of the University of Zurich gave the paper ‘Retructuring the national political space: the supply-side of national electoral politics’ for the School of Politics and International Relations’ Research Seminar, University of Kent, 16 November.

2010. Clive Church gave the inaugural lecture of the University of Fribourg’s Department of History on ‘Englishmen Looking at Switzerland: Then and Now’, May 2010

2008. Randolph Head of the University of California Riverside gave a lecture on ‘Religious Difference and Accommodation: Lessons from the Swiss Experience’ for the School of Politics and International Relations’s Visiting Speaker Series, University of Kent, 27 February.

2007. Thomas Krumm of the Philipps-Universität Marburg gave a lecture on ‘The Swiss Model of Democracy’ for the School of Politics and International Relations’s Visiting Speaker Series, University of Kent, 10 October.

2007. Clive Church took part in a roundtable on Switzerland-EU relations to mark the launch of the book Switzerland and the European Union at the Swiss Embassy, London, 26 June.

2007. Walter Kälin, the UN Representative on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, gave a lecture on ‘The Face of Human Rights’ for the School of Politics and International Relations’s Visiting Speaker Series, University of Kent, 31 January.

2005. Paolo Dardanelli gave a keynote speech on ‘Swiss Direct Democracy: a Shining Example?’ at the 27th Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration, University of Berne, 1 September.

2005. Paolo Dardanelli gave a speech on ‘Switzerland in the XXI Century: Opening or Isolation?’ for the Swiss national day celebration in London, 9 July.

2004. Clive Church took part in the launch of the book The Politics and Government of Switzerland at the Swiss Embassy, London, 17 May.

2004. Paolo Dardanelli gave guest lectures on ‘Direct Democracy and Decentralisation: the Swiss Experience’ at the universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, 12-13 May.

2003. Clive Church took part in a debate on ‘Democratising Europe’, hosted by the Swiss Embassy and the Centre for Reform, London, 8 April.

2002. Nicolas Michel, Former Swiss Ambassador to the UN, gave a lecture on ‘Putting International Law to Work in Foreign Policy: the Swiss Experience’ for the the School of Politics and International Relations’s Visiting Speaker Series, University of Kent, 25 November.

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