The traditional career information event in Geneva took place on 8 December. The speakers were Dr. Andrea Linhart (Federal Ministry of Justice – Legal Officer, Division for Artificial Intelligence) and Dr. Wolfram Spelten (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in Geneva). Around 25 students took part in the event and afterwards they were invited to a fondue dinner by the Geneva Society.

Nikolas Hertel and Arne P. Wegner hosted the event on behalf of the Geneva Society Board. The speakers Dr. iur. Andrea Linhart and Dr iur. Wolfram Spelten, two outstanding speakers from the Geneva Society, inspired the students with captivating talks. Afterwards, the Geneva Society kindly invited the speakers and students to a fondue, as is helvenist tradition.

Dr. Andrea Linhart is not only a lawyer but also a linguist and translator for English, French, Spanish, Catalan and German. She holds law degrees from the Humboldt University and the University of Geneva, as well as a degree in Roman languages, and has studied at La Sorbonne. Ms. Linhart initially worked as a lawyer in IP. She then completed an excellent doctorate in this field – with the topic: Information from the black box. Ms. Linhart continues this interdisciplinary endeavor. Today, in the German ministry world, she is the expert par excellence for artificial intelligence.

Dr. Wolfram Spelten holds an outstanding PhD in international law. The topic was about the World Trade Organisation. His supervisor was no other than Professor Voßkuhle, former President of the German Constitutional Court. After an impressive career abroad, Mr. Spelten worked in the German Ministry of Economics as a consultant for export financing. Today Mr. Spelten is a Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations. Together with the Ambassador, he represents Germany in negotiations in front of the World Trade Organisation. And with that completes the loop to his PhD.