Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce 500 Fifth Avenue, Room 1800, New York NY 10110 Phone: (212) 246-7789 Fax: (212) 246-1366 www.amcham.ch e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ New York Chapter US/EU Relations in the Age of Obama Guest Speaker: Mr. Niger Innis National Spokesperson for the Congress of Racial Equality The presentation is followed by an interview led by Nina Froriep, President of Clock Wise Productions And an open Q&A session Date and Time: Thursday, January 22, 2009 Registration: 6:00 p.m. Presentation: 6:30 p.m. Location: Private Residence of H.E. Ambassador Christoph Bubb Consul General of Switzerland in New York 640 Park Avenue, 12th floor (at 66th Street) Cocktails offered by the Consul General of Switzerland Mr. Niger Innis currently serves as the National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality. He works closely with the National Chairman and represents CORE across the country. He is a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC providing insight and analysis on the day's news events. In addition to his role with CORE, Mr. Innis is on the Advisory Committee member of the National Center for Public Policy Research Project 21. He is a Founding Member of 3rd. Millennium, an organization to promote young leaders that will focus of the problems facing the next generation. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Admission charge is $25 for members, $40 for non-members. Reservations with check or American Express credit card must be received by Tuesday, January 20, 2009. No refunds for late cancellations; no-shows will be charged. For inquiries call (212) 246-7789. Mail registration to Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, 500 Fifth Avenue, Room 1800, New York NY 10110 or fax to (212) 246-1366. □ yes □ no Name Member Company Phone ___ Guest(s) E-mail ___ American Express Card Number Exp ___ Signature Mr. Niger Innis Biography continued: In August 1997, Mr. Innis served as a delegate for the 19th American-German Young Leaders Conference, sponsored by the American Council on Germany and Atlantik Brücke. Mr. Innis was selected along with 23 other Americans to travel to Hamburg, Germany to meet their German counterparts to discuss America's relationship with the European Union In the summer of 2000; Mr. Innis was selected by prominent senior US leaders to serve on the American Delegation to the weeklong American Swiss Foundation Young Leaders Conference in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1993, Mr. Innis served as campaign manager for the Roy Innis for Mayor campaign in New York City's Democratic Party primary. Although the candidate was outspent $3.5 million to $100,000 by the incumbent Mayor David Dinkins, the Innis campaign was able to garner more than 25% of the vote in the primary. Prior to his role as National Spokesman, Mr. Innis served in a variety of roles at CORE. In 1991, he was Special Assistant to the National Chairman and Director of Fundraising while acting as CORE's liaison to the Washington, D.C. chapter. In 1990, Innis was the Coordinator of Political Affairs while also serving as the Director of CORE's Washington, D.C. chapter. Mr. Innis’ involvement with CORE began in 1990 when he was appointed Deputy Director of the Washington, D.C. chapter. Mr. Innis Civil Rights and political activities led to regular and various television and radio appearances around the world. Mr. Innis has been a guest on CNN, BBC, CBC, Al-Jazeera, Fox News Channel, ABC News, CBS News; et. In 1996 NBC News launched its 24 hr all news channel, MSNBC. Upon its launch Mr. Innis was hired to be one of the networks political/social commentators. He worked there from 1996 through 1999. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Innis was a political commentator for National Public Radio. In 2006 and 2007 he was a commentator for the CNN’s Paula Zahn show. Mr. Innis attended Georgetown University and pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. While attending the University, he became the Chief Executive Officer of the Association for the Preservation and Development of the Negro Spiritual. Mr. Innis, born and raised in Harlem, New York, currently lives in Westchester, New York.