Cybersecurity & Management Challenges Symposium

Nielsen Auditorium, Franklin University Switzerland on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 09.00

The third annual Cybersecurity and Management Challenges Symposium, entitled Cybersecurity and its Evolution: New Approaches and Policies, will take place on September 20th and 21st, 2017 at Franklin University Switzerland. 

Businesses and governments are acutely aware of the financial, reputational and disruptive effects of global cyber-attacks as they evolve in frequency and severity. The symposium's goal is to assess, mitigate, and block cyber attacks, not only through expert insight on the scope and nature of an always evolving cyber threat, but to have those specialists offer viable solutions for the next generation of cyber attacks.

In order to participate, Franklin Students can select “Franklin Student with limited availability (Free of Charge)” in the attendee field of the registration form available at this link .

For more information on the program and the panel of speakers, please visit


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Learned Conversation - The Politicization of Space and Memory: Can a Monument just be a Monument?

LAC Conference Room, Franklin University Switzerland on Friday, September 22, 2017 | 18.00

Join the Honors Society for their first Learned Conversation of the Fall semester.

Triumphant Roman emperors on horseback, Marx and Lenin in the former Communist bloc, Ancient Muslim rulers in modern India.  Monuments to conquest, loss, and personal sacrifice have been around since the first permanent structures were created. To many, they are simple objects that go unnoticed in the course of day-to-day life. But they have the potential to become flashpoints of debate over which core values should be placed on a pedestal, both in the physical space and in society. One needs only to look to the events this summer in the U.S. for proof, and similar discussions are taking place in many other areas of the world.

What makes some monuments more controversial than others? How can we divorce historical justice and idealization? And how do we find the line between proselytizing and commemoration?

All the members of the Franklin Community are invited to attend, independent of background, Major, or academic standing.

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Lo and Behold - Reveries of the Connected World

Nielsen Auditorium, Franklin University Switzerland on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 18.00

Thanks to the generosity of Franklin Trustee Kevin W. McNeely, we invite you to the private viewing of Sonoma International Film Festival: Lo and Behold - Reveries of the Connected World

In this film, the Oscar®-nominated documentarian Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback.

Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.

The movie is in English with Italian subtitles.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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SGA's Fall 2017 Blood Drive

Falcon's Nest, Franklin University Switzerland on 2017-09-28

Donate blood and save three lives in the process. Lots of food and drinks for all donors. Contact FUS Nurse Christina Schmid for more information.

The event is sponsored by the SGA.

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SGA's International Food Night

North Campus Dining Hall, Franklin University Switzerland on Friday, October 06, 2017 | 18.30

SGA’s International Food Night – Join SGA for an evening of cultural entertainment and home-cooked food from around the world, prepared by Franklin students and student organizations. For more information, reach out to Dylan George.

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Human Rights Film Festival - Franklin's English Language Session

Cinema Corso, Via Pioda 4, Lugano on Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 18.00

Franklin University Switzerland is once again pleased to host a special English language session of the Lugano Human Rights Film Festival (Film Festival Diritti Umani Lugano -

Through testimonies by film directors, prosecutors, journalists, international experts and witnesses, the Festival builds on last year's very successful third edition to address the issue of human rights violations.

As part of the Festival (October 10-15, at Cinema Corso, Lugano), the University will host one free screening in English on Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Stay tuned for more details on the selected movie! A panel discussion with Franklin faculty will follow the movie - don't miss it!

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7th World Peace Forum, Lugano - Lecture by Randy David

Nielsen Auditorium, Franklin University Switzerland on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | 19.00

Guest lecture on the occasion of the 7th World Peace Forum, Lugano. Sponsored by Culture Ticino Network.

Stay tuned for more details.

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Event by PEN International

Nielsen Auditorium, Franklin University Switzerland on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 17.30

Discussion presented by the Department of Political Science at Franklin and PEN International. The event is organized in conjunction with the Day of the Imprisoned Writer (Nov. 15).

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