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

V Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Ramallah

April 22 to 29, 2017

A Study Trip in Times of Fundamental Change

Global Bridges learned more about the conditions in which bilateral relations between Israel and Germany truly are, and how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to develop. Surprisingly, both sides place a lot of hope in a new actor on the global stage, Donald Trump, whose political style is a cause for concern in Europe. The unpredictable United States president may yet accomplish what his rather predictable predecessor failed to achieve.

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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Current

  • XV Frankfurt Global Forum, September 2017

    Talk with Kerstin Holm, FAZ-correspondent

  • XVI Frankfurt Global Forum, September 2017

    Visit of the International Motor Show (IAA)

Program 2017

  • First Study Trip to Russia, September 2017
  • XIII Study Trip to China, October 2017

Past

  • VI German-Chinese Young Leaders Conference, August 2017
  • IX Young Leaders Alumni Conference in Gdansk, Poland, July 2017
  • XVI European-American Young Leaders Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan, June 2017
  • II Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium in Berlin, June 20-21, 2017
  • V Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank, April 2017