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

Remembering our Friend Walther Leisler Kiep

“I am left with great confidence.”
Walther Leisler Kiep, January 5, 1926
May 9, 2016

The Board of Directors and the members of Global Bridges are united in deep sadness over the death of Walther Leisler Kiep. Saying farewell to the founding father of our organization leaves us with painful wounds and deep gaps that will be hard to fill.

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Guiyang

China, October 26 – 2015

Far from the booming metropolises of Shanghai and Hong Kong, it is easy to witness the rebirth of a world power caught between traditional structures and new prosperity. A Chinese conversation partner casually pointed out that following decades of unprecedented growth and the increase in pollution, the app he uses to measure fine dust has almost become as important to him as weather reports.

Isfahan

Iran, May 1 – 2015

While high-pressure nuclear negotiations were being carried out with the utmost diplomacy, we experienced a land of extreme diversity and contradiction. Conservatives insist on the status quo of isolation, reformers strive for cultural openness and economic awakening. New perspectives for the recognition of the role women play in society are being formed. We were addressed with curiosity on the streets – and in well-spoken English. As a longstanding politician, Frankfurt’s former mayor Petra Roth swiftly wins sympathy among young female Iranians.

Current

  • 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

  • VIII German- Chinese Young Leaders Conference, June 2-7, 2019

    Dresden/Freiberg, Germany

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

    Berlin, Germany

  • X Young Leaders Alumni Conference / Global Bridges Conference, July 11-14, 2019

    Riga/Jūrmala, Latvia

Program – Second Half of 2018

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.

Past

  • XIX Frankfurt Global Forum, April 10, 2019

    Raclette-Night at the invitation of Dr. Urs Hammer, Swiss Consul General.

    Topic: The bilateral relationship between Switzerland and German from the perspective of European politics

  • XXXVI Berlin Global Forum, March 27, 2019

    German Start-Ups Abroad

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

    At the Invitation of Dr. Thomas Enders, CEO Airbus

    Toulouse, France

  • XXXV Berlin Global Forum, Februar 18, 2019

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

  • VI München Global Forum, February 04, 2019

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