June 14 - Evening Event with Dr. Francis Peel

"The Next President of the United States"

Frank spent 51 years as a resident of Geneva, returning to the US in 2008, settling in Naples, Florida, where he frequently gives talks on American politics in both English and French.  Frank was a long-time AIC member, and often won the annual new member recruitment competition.

On 20 January 2017, a new American President will be sworn in as the most powerful leader of the most powerful country with the largest economy and the largest military—this is a turning point for America and for the entire battered globe.

Will the next President continue to reduce America's international role?

Will he or she continue to increase the government's domestic role?

Who will be the next President of the United States?

Speaker: Dr. Francis "Frank" Peel
Speaker Dr. Francis "Frank" Peel
Frank was born in London in 1927. In 1940 he was a boy bicycle messenger when the Germans were bombing London. He moved to America and became an American citizen while serving in the US Army 1945-46. He has both UK and US passports. Frank attended universities in America, Austria, Britain ...

Frank was born in London in 1927. In 1940 he was a boy bicycle messenger when the Germans were bombing London. He moved to America and became an American citizen while serving in the US Army 1945-46. He has both UK and US passports.


Frank attended universities in America, Austria, Britain and France. He received degrees from Cornell and Columbia Law and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1952. He practiced law on Wall Street before moving to Geneva to become the  legal adviser to the ILO, one of the UN agencies, where he also was Chief of Planning and Director of the West African Field Office in Nigeria.


Frank was Deputy Director-General of the World Wildlife Fund.  He created and hosted the first Geneva television programme in English with French subtitles in Europe, on Swiss TV. His guests included Sir Peter Ustinov, Sir Bob Geldof, Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Bill Clinton.


Frank has long been active in US politics. In the 20th century he worked for Adlai Stevenson and Jimmy Carter. In the 21st century he worked for John McCain. He was a member of the Democratic National Committee and elected Delegate to Presidential Nominating Conventions representing Democrats Abroad. Now he is an independent


Frank also plays the stock market where he is known as the Guru of Wiggins Pass.


For several decades he lectured on board ship, including Cunard, Silversea, Regent, Crystal and others, in both English and French.

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When?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

6:15 p.m. - 8 p.m.

(GMT+0200) Europe/Paris

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Where?

Swissôtel Métropole

34 quai Général Guisan
Geneva 1204
Switzerland