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

Third Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium 2018

Europe’s Future between the United States and China

Berlin, Germany

June 26 and 27, 2018

Report by Rudolf G. Adam

The Third Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium began in the evening of June 26th with a keynote address by Richard Burt: “Are we Approaching the End of the Atlantic Partnership?

Richard Burt looked back on how transatlantic relations evolved after the Second World War: James F. Byrnes’ famous Stuttgart speech of hope in which he assured Germans that the USA was supporting a recovery of an autonomous Germany (Stuttgart, September 26, 1946: “The American people want to help the German people win their way back to an honorable place among the free and peace-loving nations of the world.”); the airlift 1948; Germany joining NATO in 1955; John F. Kennedy’s equally famous words: “Ich bin ein Berliner!” in 1961. The USA and Germany had their differences in the 70s and 80s over Germany’s “Ostpolitik,” the pipelines that transported Soviet oil to Western Europe, the “Nachrüstung,” the “Hähnchenkrieg,” star wars and a few other questions. However we listened to each other, we respected each other, and thus found mutually acceptable solutions in a friendly spirit of compromise. Ronald Reagan uttered his almost prophetic words in 1987: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” In 1993, his successor George H. W. Bush pronounced Germany and America “partners in leadership.”

Read more

XXXII Berlin Global Forum, June 07, 2018

Is blockchain a revolutionary technology of the future? Is it going to change the world – and if yes – how? What is fleeting and what is permanent? These central questions guided the presentations and subsequent discussions at the Global Bridges’ XXXII Berlin Global Forum titled, “Bitcoin – Blockchain: From Sensation to Rehabilitation.”

Read more

XVII European-American Young Leaders Conference

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

May 27 – 31

“Uzbekistan: A Country in Transition”

Uzbekistan has served as a crossroads of civilizations for millennia. It was an important player in the Silk Road trade, has been part of numerous major world empires, and is now situated in the heart of modern Central Asia. This made Uzbekistan an ideal location to convene 38 young leaders from 12 countries for Global Bridges’ XVII European-American Young Leaders Conference at the end of May 2018.

Read more

Current

  • I Study Trip to Kenya and Rwanda, August 26 – September 2, 2018
  • Hoffest in Lübars/Berlin, Germany, September 15, 2018

    At Invitation of Alexander Zeihe, Member of Global Bridges

  • II Global Bridges Symposium Berlin Berlin, September 24-25, 2018
  • I Study Trip to the S.R. Vietnam, October 7-13, 2018
  • XIV Study Trip to the P.R. China, October 13-22, 2018

Program – Second Half of 2018

  • I Study Trip to Kenya and Rwanda, August 26 – September 2, 2018
  • Hoffest in Lübars/Berlin, Germany, September 15, 2018

    At Invitation of Alexander Zeihe, Member of Global Bridges

  • II Global Bridges Symposium Berlin Berlin, September 24-25, 2018
  • I Study Trip to the S.R. Vietnam, October 7-13, 2018
  • XIV Study Trip to the P.R. China, October 13-22, 2018

Past

  • Special Study Trip to Tibet, P.R. China, July 6-12, 2018
  • VII German-Chinese Young Leaders Conference Inner Mongolia, P.R. China, July 1-6, 2018
  • III Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium Berlin, June 26-27, 2018
  • 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