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the Civil Society Association
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Who we are

The Civil Society Association was founded in 1996. It brings together important exponents from politics, business, science and culture to initiate a joint discourse within society. The association has set itself the goal of finding answers to everyday, politically independent questions and challenges.

The association wants to promote a civil culture of conflict and thus contribute to a peaceful resolution of social conflicts: listening to what others say, being open to debates and having the courage to come up with unconventional ideas - this is the guiding principle the association wants to follow.

Thank you very much for your visit!


Konrad Hummler
Dr. iur.; Partner M 1 AG
Ursula Fraefel
Senior Consultant Public Affairs, Farner Consulting AG
board member
Daniel Heller
Dr. Phil. historian; Partner Farner Consulting AG
board member
Martin Janssen
Prof. em. Dr. oec. publ.; CEO Ecofin-Group
board member
Christian Kuoni
Chairman of the Board Jakob Müller Holding AG
board member
Marina Masoni
attorney at law
board member
Roger von Mentlen
Head of Personal Banking, UBS Switzerland AG
board member
Tito Tettamanti
Dr.; founder and honorary president
honorary president

Advisory council

Baumberger Jörg, Prof. em. Dr.
Bindschedler Georges, Dr.
Burckhardt Jacqueline, Dr. phil. I
Camartin Iso, Prof. Dr.
Famos Cla Reto, Prof. Dr.
Feusi Dominik
Fraefel Ursula *
Frei Christoph, Prof. Dr.
Gentinetta Katja, Dr.
Gross Thomas
Guggenbühl Allan, Prof. Dr.
Held Thomas, Dr.
Heller Daniel, Dr. *
Hoby Katharina
Homberger Ernst, Dr.
Hummler Konrad, Dr. *
Janssen Martin, Prof. Dr. *

Kuchelmeister Stefan
Kuoni Christian *
Leu Bobby
Longchamp Claude
Mächler Marc
Marbacher Josef, Prof. Dr.
Masoni Marina *
Model Daniel, Dr.
Rhinow René, Prof. Dr.
Ruch Peter
Savioz Marcel R., Dr.
Scheu René, Dr.
Schmid Adrian
Schmid Andreas G.
Schneller Lena
Schwab Florian
Simoneschi Alessandro Maria

Somm Markus
Tettamanti Tito, Dr. **
von Mentlen Roger *
Walser Rudolf, Dr.
Wanner Peter
Wenger Andreas, Prof. Dr.
Widmer Paul, Dr.
Z'graggen Heidi, Dr.

* Board members
** Honorary member