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

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 […]

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: How Data Intelligence is Reshaping our World

As digitisation advances, artificial intelligence (A.I.) can use ever-growing sets of data to do anything from personalising advertisement placement to detecting depression using a person’s browsing habits. On August 16, 2021, Global Bridges hosted a video symposium about the future of artificial intelligence with the Silicon Valley entrepreneur Young Sohn, former Corporate President and Chief […]


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Program – First Half of 2022

  • Video-Conference (in German) “Freihandel: Europas Weg aus der Krise?” on February 8, 2022

    Speaker: Harald Christ, Chairman, Christ&Company Consulting; Discussants: 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); Margrit Lelieveld-Solmsdorff, Global Head of Real Estate, Philips International; Supervisory Board Member, Philips DACH, Hamburg; Moderator: Dr. Josef Joffe, Editor and Publisher, DIE ZEIT

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

    In Cooperation with Deutsche Bank (PalaisPopulaire)


  • First German-Chinese Video Symposium (in German) on January 18, 2022

    Topic: The Future of Afghanistan – seen from Europe and from China; Speakers: Dr. Jasper Wieck, Special Representative of the German Government for Afghanistan & Pakistan and South Asia & the Indo-Pacific; Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi, Executive Director of the Center for International Peace Operations; Felix Lee, Correspondent, TAZ; Ming Shi, Independent Journalist; Moderator: Dr. Volker Stanzel, Ambassador (ret.)

  • Video Conference (in German) “Singapore leaping forward – the new Hong Kong?” on December 9

    Speaker: Dr. Norbert Riedel, German Ambassador to Singapore; Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff, former German Ambassador to Malaysia, former Consul General in Hong Kong; Moderator: Dr. Peter Strüven, Сhairman, StrüvenConsulting, Member of the International Advisory Board, Global Bridges

  • Thanksgiving Dinner / XX Frankfurt Global Forum on November 30

    In-person event at the invitation of the U.S. Consul General in Frankfurt, Norman Thatcher Scharpf.

  • Second Global Bridges Climate Video Symposium (in German) on November 30

    Topic: Climate-related Energy Policy and Security Policy; Speakers: Professor Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Federal Minister (ret.); Sigmar Gabriel, Vice Chancellor (ret.); Chairman, Atlantik-Brücke e.V.; Moderator: Professor Dr. Friedbert Pflüger, Managing Director, Bingmann Pflüger International GmbH

  • Video Conference “The Fall of Kabul: Lessons Learned?” on November 17

    Speakers: Andreas von Brandt, Ambassador of the European Union to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Prof. Dr. Neamat Nojumi, Professor at George Mason University; Moderator: Dr. Angela Stanzel, Researcher at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

Newsletter Contributions

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

Contextualizing Afghanistan: A Deeper Look