Dual Degree with Tiffin University
The American University in Switzerland (AUS) and Tiffin University (TU), Tiffin, OH have entered into a new partnership, allowing AUS students to obtain a dual degree from both institutions.

The partnership offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business with multiple specialization options. To receive the dual degrees, AUS students must successfully complete the required AUS curriculum and TU specialty courses. The TU programs will be online with video, discussion rooms, readings and other assignments, as well as in a hybrid format with some instruction provided on AUS's campus.
IATA Authorized Training Center
The American University in Switzerland is proud to be recognized as an official IATA Authorized Training Center.

Offering a degree with a specialization in Aviation Management and specific IATA certified training courses enables students to gain expert industry knowledge from a global organization in air transport. Courses available to students will complement the AUS curriculum and give real-industry insight to support academic knowledge.

Topics such as Air Transport Fundamentals provide an overview of the air transportation system and illustrate the interdependencies among its various components, and Aviation Security Awareness, which looks at introducing security measures and regulations to keep the industry safe.

This opportunity provides students a real advantage when seeking employment by showcasing their expertise and applied knowledge through gaining industry-recognized certifications.

The 2nd AI Policy Conference


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DAY 1 | Tuesday | September 14th

All times CET (Central European Time)

10:00 – 10:45
Welcome & Opening: Ayisha Piotti and Sanja Fabrio (RegHorizon)
Prof. Stefan Bechtold (ETH Zurich)

10:45 – 12:00
Panel 1
How can we ensure that underrepresented stakeholders, including the Global South, Youth, and Civil Society in general, engage in the AI policy debate?
  • Natasa Perucica (Diplo Foundation)
  • Sasha Rubel (UNESCO)
  • Manuel Kugler (SATW)
  • Dunsin Fatuase (Youth IGF)
  • Leila Delarive (Empowerment Foundation)
  • Max Blumberg (Blumberg Partnership Ltd & USC)\

12:00 – 13:00
Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:40
Academic Research Spotlights, Part 1
  • Karl Aberer, EPFL – Social Networks and Trust in AI
  • Ryan Cotterell, ETHZ – Using AI to Address Social Biases
  • Roger Wattenhofer, ETHZ – AI vs Politicians for Democracy
  • Carmela Tronsco, EPFL – Privacy Evaluation and Covid Tracing

14:40 – 15:00
Coffee Break

15:00 – 15:45
Key-note Speech
Commissioner Keith E. Sonderling, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

15:45 – 17:00
Panel 2
What are the implications and limitations of global AI regulatory initiatives (including the draft EU AI Act) from a business and civil society perspective? What is on the horizon globally from a regulatory perspective?
  • Ayisha Piotti (RegHorizon)
  • Commissioner Keith E. Sonderling (EEOC, USA)
  • Dragos Tudorache (European Parliament, Chair of AIDA)
  • Jan Kleijssen (Council of Europe)
  • Judith Bellaiche (Swiss Parliament)
  • Jean-Marc Leclerc (IBM Policy Lab)
  • Ekkehard Ernst (ILO / EU STOA)
  • Angela Müller (Algorithm Watch)

17:00 – 17:15
Coffee Break

17:15 – 18:30
Panel 3
How can we use soft law as a policy option to increase the effectiveness and credibility of AI governance while fostering the acceptance of AI technologies?
  • Sanja Fabrio (RegHorizon)
  • Amb. Thomas Schneider (OFCOM, Swiss Govt.)
  • Robert Madelin (FIPRA, ex EC, DG CONNECT & DG SANCO)
  • Gerhard Andrey (Swiss Parliament)
  • Marta Janzcarski (Standards Council of Canada)
  • Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez (IEEE & ASC)
  • Karen Silverman (The Cantellus Group & WEF)
  • Zhiyu Li (Uni of Durham, Department of Chinese Law)

18:30 – 19:30
Meet & Mingle Apero

18:30 – 19:45
Academic Paper Workshop, Part 1

DAY 2 | Wednesday, September 15th

All times CET (Central European Time)

9:00 – 10:00
Academic Papers Workshop, Part 2

10:00 – 10:15
Introduction to Day 2 (and recap of Day 1

10:15 – 11:30
Panel 4
How can new technologies and innovative tools strengthen policy solutions?
  • Katharina Hoene (DiploFoundation)
  • Aleksandr Tiulkanov (Council of Europe)
  • Karine Perset (OECD)
  • Joanna Bryson (Hertie School of Governance)
  • Marc Gruber (EPFL)
  • Ben Chen (Hong Kong University)
  • Fadi Makki (Nudge Lebanon & B4Development)\

11:30 – 11:45
Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:15
Academic Paper Previews

12:15 – 13:00
Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:00
Academic Research Spotlight Part 2

14:00 – 15:15
Panel 5
How can data policy increase trust in AI applications?
  • Kristina Podnar
  • Dieter Tschan (Swiss Govt.)
  • Peter Kimpian (Council of Europe)
  • Jovan Kurbalija (Diplo)
  • JoAnn Stonier (Mastercard)
  • Ivana Bartoletti (Women Leading in AI)
  • Natalija Lyarskaya (ZestMoney)
  • Hilary Sutcliff (TigTech)

15:15 – 15:30
Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:15
Keynote Speech
Paul Nemitz, European Commission

16:15 – 17:45
Panel 6
How can SMEs and startups prepare for AI technologies, innovate responsibly, and engage in policy dialogue?
  • Shalini Trefzer (Microsoft)
  • Eva Kaili (European Parliament, Chair of STOA)
  • Anand Rao (PWC)
  • Mislav Malenica (Mindsmiths)
  • Antonija Burčul (four)
  • Julia Reinhardt (Mozilla Foundation)
  • Niniane Paeffgen (Swiss Digital Initiative)
  • Alexander Ilic (ETH AI Center)

17:45 – 18:00
Closing Words

18:00 – 19:00
Meet & Mingle continued