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.
Topic: China as a Global Competitor: Implications for Europe
On 25 June 2019 the Fourth Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium discussed the challenges and opportunities of China’s rise.
After generations of passive introspection, China is reappearing as an active power, engaging in foreign policy, staking out its geostrategic, territorial and technologic claims. The real competitor of the USA is no longer Russia. It is China – a China that is no longer imitating and copying western technology but taking the lead in some of the most advanced technologies: artificial intelligence, digital communication, bio-sciences, automotive solutions.
Two giants, the USA and China, overshadow a Europe that finds itself stuck uncomfortably in the middle. China is one of our most important markets. Europe – and even more so the USA – provides an important market for China. We are dependent on imports from China in some key technologies. We do not have a European champion to stand up to Huawei.
China has woken up. It is time we wake up from the dreams and illusions that we formed in our past. This Symposium has certainly shaken us up from some comfortable dreams. That is why we should all give our sincere thanks to those who organized this event and to those who let us share in their vast experience and wisdom.
For the full report from Dr. Rudolf Adam please click below
Topic: “Identify Bridge-Builder and Bridges of the 21st Centry”
On the occasion of the VIII German-Chinese Young Leaders Conference, about 20 German and 20 Chinese young leaders the fields of politics, business and the media came together to in early June to discuss current issues and get to know this beautiful region. As is the yearly tradition, the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA) and Global Bridges jointly hosted the conference.
This year’s Study Trip to Russia was set on the backdrop of a few key objectives: 1) to obtain a perspective on the political status quo and mindset in Russia in light of recent years’ political tensions (and sanctions) with the Western World, 2) to learn about the technological activities in Russia in both the private sector and start-up world and 3) to put these themes into perspective with the developments in the West.
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II Study Trip to Africa, September 15 – 21, 2019
Ethiopia – Ghana
XV Study Trip to the P.R. China, October 20 – November 03, 2018
Beijing – Dunhuang (Gansu Province) – Chongqing (Chongqing) – Guilin (Guangxi Province) – Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
XX Frankfurt Global Forum / Thanksgiving Dinner, November 2019
At the invitation of the U.S. Consul General in Frankfurt, Mrs. Patricia Lacina
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
XXXV Berlin Global Forum / Traditional Goose Dinner, December 2019
X New York Global Forum, December 2019
New York City, USA
Program – Second Half of 2018
Momentarily no announcements on short notice.
X Young Leaders Alumni Conference / Global Bridges Conference, July 11-14, 2019
IV Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium, June 24 and 25, 2019
VIII German- Chinese Young Leaders Conference, June 2-7, 2019
II Study Trip to Russia, May 26 – June 1, 2019
Moscow – Saint Petersburg/ TBC
XVIII European-American Young Leaders Conference, May 19-23, 2019