Events

Field trips to destinations of geographical importance, conferences at focal points of world history, forums about issues with substance and relevant participants are the signature of our event calendar.

On Focus

XXX Berlin Global Forum in February 2017

At the Traditional New Year’s Dinner, when the Chinese Ambassador to Germany, H.E. Shi Mingde, hosted the XXX. Berlin Global Forum to celebrate the beginning of the Chinese “Year of the Rooster,” Dr. Beate Lindemann greeted the members of Global Bridges. Included in the Executive Chairman’s remarks was the announcement that the XIII Study Trip to China, from October 14-28, would bring participants to visit Beijing, Hong Kong, and, for the first time, Tibet.

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Review 2016

2016 was not without sorrowful memories, as our beloved Founding Chairman and Honorary Member Walther Leisler Kiep passed away last May. His vigor and passion inspired us in our daily lives, and his magnificent presence was and continues to be deeply missed. However, he was with us in spirit – and what better way to remember his unforgettable work than to forge on in his footsteps and embark on many journeys filled with inquiry and insight. Shortly after Walther left us, we honored him with our First Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium on Germany’s Policy toward Russia.

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XII Study Trip to P.R. China 2016

Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and the Province of Xinjiang

P.R. China Nov 13-26, 2016

On our XII Study Trip to China, the focus is on the Chinese political and economic megatrends in Bejing and Shanghai, as well as for the first time the regional development of the Western Province of Xinjiang.

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Current

  • II. Study Trip to Berlin, August 2017

Program first half of 2017

  • II Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium in Berlin, June 20-21, 2017
  • XVI European-American Young Leaders Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan, June 2017
  • IX Young Leaders Alumni Conference in Gdansk, Poland, July 2017
  • VI German-Chinese Young Leaders Conference, August 2017
  • First Study Trip to Russia, September 2017

Past

  • V Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank, April 2017
  • XXXI Berlin Global Forum, March 2017

    At the invitiation of H.E. The Armenian Ambassador to Germany Mr. Ashot Smbatyan

  • IX Frankfurt Global Forum, February 2017

    Guest speaker: Dr. Changfeng Tu, laywer and partner at Hengeler Mueller (Frankfurt and Shanghai), on "Chinese Investment in Germany"

  • XXVIII Berlin Global Forum, February 2017

    New Years Dinner at the invitation of H.E. The Chinese Ambassador to Germany Mr. Shi Mingde

  • VII New York Global Forum on December 15th, 2016

    Guest speaker Dr. Angela Stent on “U.S.-Russian Relations in the Next Administration: Is Another Reset Possible or Desirable?”