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His Excellency Ambassador Jean-Daniel Ruch, BA, MA, MPA

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: His Excellency Ambassador Jean-Daniel Ruch, BA, MA, MPA

Ambassador Jean-Daniel Ruch is the Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of Serbia and Montenegro and a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. He earned a Bachelor in International Relations in 1986 and a Master in International Security Policy in 1988 from the Graduate Institute of International Studies at the University of Geneva. Ambassador Ruch also earned a Master in International Public Administration in 1990 from the Institut de Hautes Etudes en Administration Publique in Lausanne. His language proficiency includes French, German, English and Spanish.

Ambassador Ruch has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and his professional experience includes:

  • 2012 – Present: Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of Serbia and Montenegro
  • 2008-2012: Ambassador and Special Representative for the Middle East, Swiss Foreign Ministry, Berne, Switzerland
  • 2007-2008: Head of the Peace Policy Section and Deputy Head of Political Division IV (Human Security), Swiss Foreign Ministry, Berne, Switzerland
  • 2003-2007: Special Political Adviser to the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Seconded to the United Nations
  • 2000-2003: Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Switzerland, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1997-2000: Personal Adviser to the Director, Seconded to the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1994-1997: 1st Secretary, Swiss Delegation to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria
  • 1992-1994: Training with the Swiss Foreign Ministry, Berne, Switzerland, Seoul, South Korea and Bonn, Germany
  • 1988-1992: Political Analyst, Swiss Ministry of Defense, Berne, Switzerland

Ambassador Ruch’s skills and expertise include:

  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Diplomacy
  • Public Diplomacy
  • International Development
  • Policy Analysis
  • Human Rights
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Government
  • Economics
  • International Security

As a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Ambassador Jean-Daniel Ruch is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

 
 

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