Entries by Ines Klughardt

XIV Frankfurt Global Forum / Thanksgiving Dinner

This year’s traditional Thanksgiving Dinner took place in Frankfurt am Main on November 28th. Consul General James W. Herman and his wife, Mrs. Leilani Herman, were once again the hosts of the annual turkey dinner, inviting both Global Bridges members and Young Leaders to gather at their residence for the festive evening.

XXX Berlin Global Forum, November 2017

Guest Speaker: Ambassador (ret.) Dr. Volker Stanzel and Tim Wenniges (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Shanghai) on „China after the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China – Where is the People’s Republic Headed?“

XXX Berlin Global Forum on China

Above the rooftops of Berlin, the members of Global Bridges came together at the invitation of its long-time member, Dr. Kurt Schwarz, to discuss the prospects of China. The evening also provided the opportunity to reflect upon Global Bridges’ XIII Study Trip to China this October.

Traditional Annual Goose Dinner / XXIX Berlin Global Forum

The annual goose dinner took place this year on November 15, 2017 in the Berlin International Club. Global Bridges had the honor of receiving Baroness Pauline Neville Jones DCMG, member of the British House of Lords, for a second time as the guest speaker for the evening. Her speech addressed the question, “Where is Brexit […]

II Study Trip for Legislators from North Dakota in Berlin

Berlin and Potsdam, Germany November 5-11, 2017 On Sunday, November 5, a delegation of North Dakota State Senators and Representatives landed at Berlin Tegel Airport, marking the start of Global Bridge’s second annual North Dakota Study Trip to Berlin. The week commenced with a day of meetings and discussions. To begin, Mr. Hans Ulrich-Klose, former […]

XIII Study Trip to China

Beijing, Shangri-La, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuzhen, and Hong Kong October 15 to 28, 2017 This year’s trip to China was overshadowed by the 19th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party which took place during our stay. When we were in Beijing, the number of police officers and the amount of neighborhood watches reached an unprecedented […]

Global Bridges’ First Study Trip to Russia

Kolomna, Moscow and St. Petersburg September 23 to 30,  2017 “Russia is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma,” said Winston Churchill. In order to solve this puzzle at a time when more is talked about others than with others, a delegation from Global Bridges traveled for the first time to Moscow and […]