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

II Study Trip for Legislators from North Dakota in Germany

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 Germany.

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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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 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

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 St. Petersburg.

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  • XXXII Berlin Global Forum, March 22, 2018

    Guest Speaker: Felix Hufeld, President of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)

    Panelists: Mark Turell ( CEO & Founder of Vork), Peter Müller-Brühl (Member of the Board of Greencom Networks) and Stephanie Adam (Senior Consultant at Apricum - The Cleantech Advisory)

    Topic: “Bitcoin – Blockchain: The Next Big Thing After the Internet?”

    Host and Moderator: Jan-Friedrich Kallmorgen (CEO of Berlin Global Advisors)

Program – First Half of 2018

  • III Study Trip to the Islamic Republic of Iran, April 7-15, 2018
  • VI Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank, April 25 – May 3, 2018
  • I Study Trip to Jordan, May 4-11, 2018 (CANCELLED)
  • XVII European-American Young Leaders Conference in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 27-31, 2018
  • III Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium Berlin, June 26-27, 2018


  • VI London Global Forum, March 15, 2018

    At the Invitation of Carl-Peter Forster, Chairman of the Board of London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC)

    Topic: Light Wight Construction and E-Mobility of the Future

  • Traditional New Year’s Dinner, January 2018

    At the Invitation of H.E., the Chinese Ambassador in Germany, Mr. Shi Mingde

  • II Hamburg Global Forum, January 2018
  • 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

  • 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