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

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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VI German-Chinese Young Leaders Conference

Hamburg, Germany

August 20 to 25, 2017

„The Challenges Facing Today’s Young Leaders“

40 Young Leaders from Germany and the People’s Republic of China came together in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg to discuss both the challenges as well as the opportunities of today’s global development. The Military Academy of the German Armed Forces in Hamburg-Blankenese generously hosted the conference. The campus offered a great setting for the working groups and their discussions on topics such as sustainable economic policy, Industry 4.0 and “China’s Belt and Road Initiative.”

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IX Young Leaders Alumni Conference

Gdansk, Poland

July 6 to 9, 2017

“Bridges or Chasms between East and West? – A Polish Case Study”

At the point where Poland meets the Baltic Sea, our Young Leaders and Global Bridges members dedicated three days of stimulating debate, study visits, and sightseeing to the (re-)discovery of Gdansk. Fueled by the enthralling speeches given by the guest speakers, the discussions focused on Poland’s role in international relations, especially to the United States, Russia, Germany, and the rest of Europe. Our delegation’s numerous trips to local historic sites, such as the fortress “Ordensburg Marienburg” (Malbork), the Solidarność Center, as well as the boat ride to “Westerplatte,” the site where World War II began on September 1, 1939, contributed to more lively conversations. These shared experiences in Gdansk blended together with the diverse backgrounds of the trip’s attendants led our Young Leaders to a powerful, common conclusion: it is now more important than ever to build bridges with Poland.

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Program 2018

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Past

  • 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

  • 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?"