Diplomacy, Development, and Partnerships: An Exit Interview with Ambassador Martin Dahinden
An exit interview with Ambassador Martin Dahinden about his career in diplomacy and development before he completes his service as the Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States.
Before his tenure as Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, Ambassador Dahinden served as the Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) from 2008 to 2014 and as the head of the Directorate of Corporate Management of Switzerland's Federal Department of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2008. He also served as a member of the Swiss Delegation to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) at the Embassy of Switzerland in Paris and as Deputy to the Swiss Ambassador in Nigeria.
During his time as Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Dahinden promoted the Swiss Apprenticeship Model, which has gained significant traction from not only companies, but also federal and state government agencies, researchers, educational institutions, and workforce development advocates because of the model's success in creating a highly-skilled, sustainable talent pool.
Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Ambassador Dahinden earned a Ph. D. in Economics (Business Administration) from the University of Zurich.
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