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

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 […]

Green Inflation

On 8 February 2022, the video symposium “Green Inflation” took place with Professor Dr. Michael Hüther, Director of the Institute of the German Economy in Cologne (IW), and Professor Dr. Bert Rürup, Chief Economist at Handelsblatt. The video symposium was moderated by the economic policy correspondent of the newspaper DIE ZEIT, Mark Schieritz. Executive Chairman […]

The Fall of Kabul: Lessons Learned?

On Wednesday, November 17, Global Bridges held a video conference titled “The Fall of Kabul: Lessons Learned?” The panellists were Ambassador Andreas von Brandt, the European Union’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Professor Dr. Neamat Nojumi, who is a professor at George Mason University. The video conference was moderated by Dr. Angela […]

Newsletter Contributions

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

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Program – Second Half of 2022

  • Young Leaders Alumni-Reunion from October 8-9, 2022

    Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany

  • VII Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank from October 15-23, 2022

    Ramallah - Nazareth - Tel Aviv - Hebron - Jerusalem

  • 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


  • VIII München Global Forum on September 29, 2022

    München, Germany
    Speaker: Professor Izzeldin Abuelaish

  • Global Bridges Day 2022 on September 21, 2022

    Berlin, Germany
    - Board of Directors Meeting
    - Annual Membership Meeting
    - Late Summer Get-together

  • II GlobalBridges@GlobalArt on September 20, 2022

    Berlin, Germany
    Exhibition “Lu Yang – Artist of the Year“
    In cooperation with Deutsche Bank (PalaisPopulaire)

  • XIX European-American Young Leaders Conference from September 11-15, 2022

    Pristina, Kosovo

  • Video-Conference (in German) “Bedrohungen für Deutschland- Herausforderungen für den BND?” on July 7, 2022

    Speaker: Dr. Bruno Kahl, President of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND); Moderator: Professor Dr. Susanne Fischer, Hochschule des Bundes für öffentliche Verwaltung (HSB)