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

Young Leaders Conference in Yerevan

Yerevan, Armenia

June 12-16, 2016

The resolution of the German Bundestag on the Armenian Genocide has put the small, but historically significant Caucasian state back into the center of current political debate. In the midst of this debate, we visit a country trying to come to terms with its history and to become a modern, prosperous national economy. Standing in the way are the Diaspora, the continuing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and overwhelmingly powerful neighboring states, all of which influence Armenian living conditions. How can the geopolitical placement and rich resources of the country be used to create a prosperous society and a stable democracy? Young Leaders from eighteen countries discuss ways to lead Armenians to free elections, to fight corruption, and to help the country rise out of poverty and to shift its focus to the future.

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.

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