Series 3, Episode 2: History & Culture of Switzerland: Yonsei Students Discuss Neutrality and Global Presence

Series 3, Episode 2 features two guests, Celine Borter and Simon Meuli. In this episode they speak with members of Yonsei University’s NOVAsia team about their home country, Switzerland. This podcast focuses on the unique history of neutrality Switzerland is associated with and their global presence. Both guests also explore some of the democratic system of Switzerland, and the number of votes the citizens can partake in.

Guests: Celine Borter, Simon Meuli

NOVAsia Team: Matthew Fleming, Leslie Hickman

Producer/ Main Editor: Matthew Fleming

Assistant Editor: Sara Upshur


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Matthew F. Fleming
About Matthew F. Fleming 9 Articles
Matthew F. Fleming is currently a Master of Global Affairs and Policy student at Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies and a Master of Media and Governance student at Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance. Before moving to Seoul, Korea, he lived on the East Coast of the United States, studying Communication Studies and International Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. While studying Japanese and Global Communication at Aichi Shukutoku University in Nagoya, Japan, Matthew found his research interests based in the Asia-Pacific. Matthew hopes to contribute to the repair of the world by focusing on issues of international human rights, cultural history, promotion of personal narratives, and the relationship of collectivism vs. individualism in contemporary issues.