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

Remembering our Friend Walther Leisler Kiep

“I am left with great confidence.”
Walther Leisler Kiep, January 5, 1926
May 9, 2016

The Board of Directors and the members of Global Bridges are united in deep sadness over the death of Walther Leisler Kiep. Saying farewell to the founding father of our organization leaves us with painful wounds and deep gaps that will be hard to fill.

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Guiyang

China, October 26 – 2015

Far from the booming metropolises of Shanghai and Hong Kong, it is easy to witness the rebirth of a world power caught between traditional structures and new prosperity. A Chinese conversation partner casually pointed out that following decades of unprecedented growth and the increase in pollution, the app he uses to measure fine dust has almost become as important to him as weather reports.

Isfahan

Iran, May 1 – 2015

While high-pressure nuclear negotiations were being carried out with the utmost diplomacy, we experienced a land of extreme diversity and contradiction. Conservatives insist on the status quo of isolation, reformers strive for cultural openness and economic awakening. New perspectives for the recognition of the role women play in society are being formed. We were addressed with curiosity on the streets – and in well-spoken English. As a longstanding politician, Frankfurt’s former mayor Petra Roth swiftly wins sympathy among young female Iranians.

Current

  • II. Study Trip to Berlin, August 2017

Program first half of 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
  • XIII Study Trip to China, October 2017

Past

  • II Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium in Berlin, June 20-21, 2017
  • 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