A royal welcome in Liechtenstein
g L to R: Zohar Menshes, Bob Drake, Prof. Alon Chen, H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II, Prof. Daniel Zajfman, and Rita Kieber-Beck.
HSH Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein hosted Weizmann Institute scientists and leadership at his royal castle in January, including President Prof. Alon Chen; the former President, Prof. Daniel Zajfman; Bob Drake, Chairman of the European Committee; and Zohar Menshes, Executive Vice President of the European Committee. Prof. Chen offered a broad overview on major fundraising and scientific priorities.
Next, the delegation from the Liechtenstein Society of Friends met with H.E. Dr. Mauro Pedrazzini, Minister for Social Affairs in the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein, who holds a PhD in physics. The group then traveled to Clinicum Alpinum, a psychiatric hospital in Gaflei, Liechtenstein. Its founder, Dr. Marc Risch, a specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy, hosted the delegation. Prof. Chen gave a talk on the neuroscience of stress and its influence on disease. The event was followed by a festive dinner with spectacular views of the Alps.
The visit and event was led by Rita Kieber-Beck, Chair of the Liechtenstein Society, and Werner Bachmann, the Vice Chair.