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

Review 2016

2016 was not without sorrowful memories, as our beloved Founding Chairman and Honorary Member Walther Leisler Kiep passed away last May. His vigor and passion inspired us in our daily lives, and his magnificent presence was and continues to be deeply missed. However, he was with us in spirit – and what better way to remember his unforgettable work than to forge on in his footsteps and embark on many journeys filled with inquiry and insight. Shortly after Walther left us, we honored him with our First Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium on Germany’s Policy toward Russia.

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XII Study Trip to P.R. China 2016

Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and the Province of Xinjiang

P.R. China Nov 13-26, 2016

On our XII Study Trip to China, the focus is on the Chinese political and economic megatrends in Bejing and Shanghai, as well as for the first time the regional development of the Western Province of Xinjiang.

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III Study Trip to Ohio

Bowling Green, Ohio

USA Nov 1-6, 2016

At the beginning of November 2016, in the final rally of the US presidential campaign, delegates of Global Bridges arrive in Bowling Green, Ohio, 82 miles southwest of Detroit and 180 miles north of Cincinnati. Why would one choose such a remote location? It is right here, in the swing state of Ohio, where no presidential nominee who later became president, has lost since 1964.  Since 1896, Ohio has picked the loser only twice.

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Current

  • XXXV Berlin Global Forum, Februar 18, 2019

    Between China and the USA: How can Europe claim its Place in the Artificial Intelligence-Debate?

  • II Field Trip to Toulouse, February 27/28, 2019

    At the Invitation of Dr. Thomas Enders, CEO Airbus

    Toulouse, France

  • XXXVI Berlin Global Forum, March 27, 2019

    German Start-Ups Abroad

  • XVIII European-American Young Leaders Conference, May 19-23, 2019

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

  • II Study Trip to Russia, May 26 – June 1, 2019

    Moscow – Saint Petersburg/ TBC

Program – Second Half of 2018

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.

Past

  • VI München Global Forum, February 04, 2019

    SPACE – THE NEW PLACE? Risks and Opportunities of Space Traffic

  • IV Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium, June 24/25, 2019

    Berlin, Germany

  • Traditional Goose Dinner/XXXIII Berlin Global Forum, December 3, 2018

    Guest Speaker: Andreas Ross,  former correspondent for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) in Washington, DC

    Topic: The United States after the Midterm Elections

  • Thanksgiving Dinner / XIX Frankfurt Global Forum, November 28, 2018

    At the invitation of The U.S. Consul General Mrs. Patricia Lacina in Frankfurt am Main

  • VII London Global Forum, November 22, 2018

    Guest Speaker: Sir Anthony Jolliffe GBE, DL.

    Topic: The Role of the Balkans in Europe

    At the Invitation of Dr Barbara Haus Schwepcke