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 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 member of the German Bundestag (SPD), discussed general foreign affairs, as well as examined the current political situation in the US and its impact on Germany. Professor Barbara John, Chairman of the Welfare Organization Parität Berlin, followed with an analysis on the immigration and integration of refugees in Germany and in Europe on a wider scale. Before our tour of the Bundestag, Mr. Steffen Bilger MdB (CDU) helped summarize the basic functions and breakdown of the German Bundestag. He also touched on the idea of a “Jamaika Coalition” for the new German government.
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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 number: the nervousness surrounding this big event was tangible. Due to the overlap, we could not visit the CPC Party School, nor could we not go to Tibet as planned.
As always, the trip included political, business and cultural meetings and events.Read more
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“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 St. Petersburg.
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VIII New York Global Forum, December 2017
At the Invitation of the German Consul General in New York David Gill
Guest Speaker: Phil Murphy, newly-elected Governor of New Jersey
II Hamburg Global Forum, January 2018
Guest Speaker: Hans-Georg Frey, Chairman of the Board of the Jungheinrich AG
Momentarily no announcements on short notice.
XIV Frankfurt Global Forum / Thanksgiving Dinner, November 2017
At the Invitation of The U.S. Consul General Mr. James W. Herman in Frankfurt am Main
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?“
XXIX Berlin Global Forum / Traditional Goose Dinner, November 2017
Guest Speaker: Rt Hon Baronesse Pauline Neville-Jones, DCMG, on "Where is Brexit Britain Going?"