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

XXVIII Berlin Global Forum in February 2017

At the traditional New Year’s Dinner, when the Chinese Ambassador to Germany, H.E. Shi Mingde, hosted the XXVIII Berlin Global Forum to celebrate the beginning of the Chinese “Year of the Rooster,” Dr. Beate Lindemann greeted the members of Global Bridges. Included in the Executive Chairman’s remarks was the announcement that the XIII Study Trip to China, from October 14-28, would bring participants to visit Beijing, Hong Kong, and, for the first time, Tibet.

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Review 2016

2016 was not without sorrowful memories, as our beloved Founding Chairman and Honorary Member Walther Leisler Kiep passed away last May. His vigor and passion inspired us in our daily lives, and his magnificent presence was and continues to be deeply missed. However, he was with us in spirit – and what better way to remember his unforgettable work than to forge on in his footsteps and embark on many journeys filled with inquiry and insight. Shortly after Walther left us, we honored him with our First Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium on Germany’s Policy toward Russia.

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XII Study Trip to P.R. China 2016

Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and the Province of Xinjiang

P.R. China Nov 13-26, 2016

On our XII Study Trip to China, the focus is on the Chinese political and economic megatrends in Bejing and Shanghai, as well as for the first time the regional development of the Western Province of Xinjiang.

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Current

  • III Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium Berlin, June 26-27, 2018
  • VI München Global Forum, October 25, 2018

    Topic: SPACE – THE NEW PLACE? Risks and Opportunities of Space Traffic

Program – First Half of 2018

  • III Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium Berlin, June 26-27, 2018
  • VII German-Chinese Young Leaders Conference Inner Mongolia, P.R. China, July 1-6, 2018
  • Special Study Trip to Tibet, P.R. China, July 6-12, 2018
  • I Study Trip to Kenya and Rwanda, August 26 – September 2, 2018
  • II Global Bridges Symposium Berlin Berlin, September 24-25, 2018

Past

  • 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
  • I Study Trip to Jordan, May 4-11, 2018 (CANCELLED)
  • VI Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank, April 25 – May 3, 2018
  • III Study Trip to the Islamic Republic of Iran, April 7-15, 2018