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

Isfahan

Iran, May 1 – 2015

While high-pressure nuclear negotiations were being carried out with the utmost diplomacy, we experienced a land of extreme diversity and contradiction. Conservatives insist on the status quo of isolation, reformers strive for cultural openness and economic awakening. New perspectives for the recognition of the role women play in society are being formed. We were addressed with curiosity on the streets – and in well-spoken English. As a longstanding politician, Frankfurt’s former mayor Petra Roth swiftly wins sympathy among young female Iranians.

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
  • XV Frankfurt Global Forum, September 2017

    Talk with Kerstin Holm, FAZ-correspondent on "Russian looted art"

  • XVI Frankfurt Global Forum, September 2017

    Visit of the International Motor Show (IAA)

Program 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
  • XIII Study Trip to China, October 2017

Past

  • 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
  • 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"