December 10. Lecture by Michel Failletaz, Consul General of Switzerland in St. Petersburg, The soft power of Switzerland: Dialogue with World Powers and Small Nations alike in English language was held at the University.

The lecture was addressed to the SPbUHSS students, graduates and professors. It will be published in the “Selected Lectures of the University” brochure.

Mr. Michel Andre Failletaz entered the diplomatic service in 1973 after the graduating from the High Business School in Lausanne (Switzerland). He worked in various diplomatic missions of Switzerland in Cologne, Frankfurt on Main (Germany), Tehran (Iran), Belgrade (Serbia), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Brasilia (Brazil), Bordeaux (France) and Dublin (Ireland). In 2003 he became Consul General in Marseilles, 2009 - in Lyons (France).

In August 2013 Mr. Failletaz arrived to St. Petersburg, where took the responsibilities as Consul General of Switzerland.

Michel Failletaz participated in the International Likhachev Scientific Conference in 2014 and 2015. Materials of his speeches were published at the 14th International Likhachev Scientific Conference and 15th International Likhachev Scientific Conference articles collections.

Publication date: 17 december 2015