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

Erbil

Northern Iraq, May 28 — 2014

How does one survive in a politically unstable region? Shortly before the outbreak of IS hostilities against the Kurds, the Young Leaders experienced how the will to survive and modern economic thought prevail in one of the oldest cities in the world. In our everyday encounters we experienced the pursuit of a progressive civil society.

Sderot

Israel, April 30 – 2014

How can a conflict between two sides that claim history for themselves be resolved fairly? The religious, historical and material context of the tensions between Israelis and Palestinians can only be understood first-hand by going there, observing and listening. Global Bridges engaged in intensive discussions with negotiators from both sides. And just how fragile the status quo is between Israelis and Palestinians was demonstrated a few weeks after the trip, when violence broke out again, claiming the lives of countless victims.

Current

  • II. Study Trip to Berlin, August 2017

Program first half of 2017

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

Past

  • 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

  • VII New York Global Forum on December 15th, 2016

    Guest speaker Dr. Angela Stent on “U.S.-Russian Relations in the Next Administration: Is Another Reset Possible or Desirable?”