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

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 […]

How can South Africa gain more stability going forward?

In light of the planned Study Trip to South Africa in 2022, Global Bridges hosted a video conference on September 16, 2021, about the latest political and economic developments in South Africa. The guest speakers were Dr. Rüdiger Lotz, Deputy German Ambassador to South Africa and Mr. Matthias Boddenberg, Managing Director of the German Chamber […]

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

Members can access our schedule of activities here.

Program – First Half of 2022

  • VII Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank May 20-28, 2022
  • V Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium June 15-16, 2022 (meet in-person, in English)

    Topic: „The War in Ukraine: Implications for Europe’s Russia Policies“
    Berlin, Germany

  • Visit of North Dakota Teachers to Germany July 3-9, 2022

    Hildesheim - Berlin

  • 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)

Past

  • Video Symposium (in German) “Fateful election for France and Europe: Where is our continent heading?” on March 29, 2022

    Speakers: Ulrich Wickert, Journalist; Dr. Franziska Brantner, MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action; Moderator: Simon Schütz, Press Spokesman, Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA)

  • XLII Berlin Global Forum on March 10, 2022 (meet in-person)

    Topic (in german): Sustainability in the globalized economy ; Speaker and Host: Michael Zissis Vassiliadis, Chairman, Industriegewerkschaft Bergbau, Chemie, Energie Berlin, Germany.

  • GlobalBridges@GlobalArt on February 24, 2022 (meet in-person)

    In Cooperation with Deutsche Bank (PalaisPopulaire)

  • Video Symposium “Russian-Chinese Relations: Emerging Alliance or Eternal Rivals?” on February 22, 2022

    Speakers: Jo Inge Bekkevold, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies; Dr. Marcin Kaczmarski, Lecturer in Security Studies (Central & East European Studies), School of Social & Political Sciences,  University of Glasgow Moderator: Dr. Sarah Kirchberger, Head of the Center for Asia-Pacific Strategy and Security, Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University; Vice President, German Maritime Institute (DMI)

  • Video-Conference (in German) “Green Inflation” on February 8, 2022

    Speakers: Professor Dr. Michael Hüther, Chairman of the Supervisory Board TÜV Rheinland AG; Director and Member of the Presidium, Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln e.V. (German Economic Institute); Professor Dr. Bert Rürup, Chief Economist, HANDELSBLATT; Moderator: Mark Schieritz, Economic Correspondent, DIE ZEIT