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

XIX. European-American Young Leaders Conference

The XIX European-American Young Leaders Conference took place from September 11 to 15. 45 Young Leaders from ten different countries came together for five days in Pristina, Kosovo. The timing for our conference could not have been more appropriate. While Europe struggles to contain the consequences of the war in Ukraine, concern is growing among […]

20th National People’s Congress in China: Quo Vadis?

The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China was held this year from October 16 to 22. Every five years, the Central Committee and the Central Disciplinary Commission are elected, under the chairmanship of the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping. In addition, the period since the last National Congress […]

Fifth Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium

On June 15 and 16, Global Bridges held its Fifth Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium in Berlin on the topic “The War in Ukraine: Implications for Europe’s Russia Policies.” Already the First Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium half a decade ago, in the organization of which Dr. Kiep actively contributed, had asked whether Germany’s Russia policies were […]

Newsletter Contributions

The Outcome of War in Ukraine Decides the Future of the World Order

Mussolini invaded Ethiopia in 1935. Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia in 1938, Poland a year later to gain “Lebensraum in the East“. Two years later he invaded the Soviet Union with the aim of annexing Ukraine for a German “Ingermanland” and “Gotenland.” This tradition of violent land grabbing has been revived with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It […]

Australia’s Vision for the Indo-Pacific – Germany’s Role

The Indo-Pacific is the world’s most consequential region, home to half the world’s population and the world’s most dynamic economies and busiest shipping lanes. By 2030, the region is expected to contribute up to 60 per cent of global growth. The rise of China of course explains a large part of this trend, but very […]

Contextualizing Afghanistan: A Deeper Look

“We worked closely with the German foreign ministry (AA) on the ground, but now they ran away and left us behind… it is unbelievable…” This recount was expressed in a desperate call to this author by a member of the German civilian-led effort that aimed to get people out of Kabul in the days after […]

Schedule of Activities

Members can access our schedule of activities here.

Program – Second Half of 2022

  • Traditional Holiday Breakfast / XI New York Global Forum on December 8, 2022

    New York, USA
    Speaker: The Honorable Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
    In cooperation with the German Consul General in New York

  • Study Trip to Singapore and Malaysia from March 4-13, 2023
  • Study Trip to Egypt from May 6-14, 2023

Past

  • Video Conference “EU Global Gateway Initiative in Afrika – Neue Chancen für eine Nachhaltige Infrastrukturpolitik?” on November 17, 2022

    Speakers: Bienvenue Angui (TBC), Head of Operations - GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation; Gunther Beger, Managing Director of the Directorate of SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation of UNIDO; Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament
    Moderator: Dr. Daniel Bloemers, Policy Officer at European Commission

  • Book Launch “I Shall Not Hate” Professor Abuelaish’s bestselling autobiography (meet in-person) on November 15, 2022

    Berlin, Germany
    Speakers: Professor Izzeldin Abuelaish, Professor of Global Health, University of Toronto, Canada
    Moderator: Nora Müller, Körber Stiftung
    In cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and the Deutsches Orient-Institut

  • Video Conference “Brazil after the Elections: Future Relations between Germany, the EU and South America’s Largest Country” on November 14, 2022

    Speakers: Dr. Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, President, Fundação Getulio Vargas; Rafael Haddad, Managing Director, Lateinamerika-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft
    Moderator: Dr. Hildegard Stausberg, Honorary member of the board of the Kölner Presseclubs

  • Video Symposium “20. Nationalkongress in China: Quo Vadis?” on November 8, 2022

    Speakers: Felix Lee, Correspondent, TAZ; Dr. Angela Stanzel, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik; Jörg Wuttke, BASF China/European Chamber of Commerce in China
    Moderator: Katrin Otto, Deutsche Börse Group

  • II Geopolitical Briefing “Zeitenwende: Deutschlands Beitrag zur Wehrhaftigkeit der EU” (Video Symposium) on October 26, 2022

    Speakers: Dr. Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, Chair of the Defence Committee in the Deutscher Bundestag; Prof. Dr. Marina Henke, Director of the Centre for International Security at the Hertie School
    Moderator: Dr. Christian Johann, Director, Europäische Akademie Berlin