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

XXX Berlin Global Forum on China

Above the rooftops of Berlin, the members of Global Bridges came together at the invitation of its long-time member, Dr. Kurt Schwarz, to discuss the prospects of China. The evening also provided the opportunity to reflect upon Global Bridges’ XIII Study Trip to China this October.

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Traditional Annual Goose Dinner / XXIX Berlin Global Forum

The annual goose dinner took place this year on November 15 in the Berlin International Club. Global Bridges had the honor of receiving Baroness Pauline Neville Jones DCMG, member of the British House of Lords, for a second time as the guest speaker for the evening. Her speech addressed the question, “Where is Brexit Britain going?” which was followed by an interactive question round.

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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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Current

  • I Study Trip to Kenya and Rwanda, August 26 – September 2, 2018
  • Hoffest in Lübars/Berlin, Germany, September 15, 2018

    At Invitation of Alexander Zeihe, Member of Global Bridges

  • II Global Bridges Symposium Berlin Berlin, September 24-25, 2018
  • I Study Trip to the S.R. Vietnam, October 7-13, 2018
  • XIV Study Trip to the P.R. China, October 13-22, 2018

Program – Second Half of 2018

  • I Study Trip to Kenya and Rwanda, August 26 – September 2, 2018
  • Hoffest in Lübars/Berlin, Germany, September 15, 2018

    At Invitation of Alexander Zeihe, Member of Global Bridges

  • II Global Bridges Symposium Berlin Berlin, September 24-25, 2018
  • I Study Trip to the S.R. Vietnam, October 7-13, 2018
  • XIV Study Trip to the P.R. China, October 13-22, 2018

Past

  • Special Study Trip to Tibet, P.R. China, July 6-12, 2018
  • VII German-Chinese Young Leaders Conference Inner Mongolia, P.R. China, July 1-6, 2018
  • III Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium Berlin, June 26-27, 2018
  • XXII Berlin Global Forum, June 7, 2018 (new date)

    Topic: “Bitcoin – Blockchain: From Sensation to Rehabilitation?”

    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)

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

  • XVII European-American Young Leaders Conference in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 27-31, 2018