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

Erbil

Northern Iraq, May 28 — 2014

How does one survive in a politically unstable region? Shortly before the outbreak of IS hostilities against the Kurds, the Young Leaders experienced how the will to survive and modern economic thought prevail in one of the oldest cities in the world. In our everyday encounters we experienced the pursuit of a progressive civil society.

Sderot

Israel, April 30 – 2014

How can a conflict between two sides that claim history for themselves be resolved fairly? The religious, historical and material context of the tensions between Israelis and Palestinians can only be understood first-hand by going there, observing and listening. Global Bridges engaged in intensive discussions with negotiators from both sides. And just how fragile the status quo is between Israelis and Palestinians was demonstrated a few weeks after the trip, when violence broke out again, claiming the lives of countless victims.

Current

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

    Riga/Jūrmala, Latvia

  • 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

    Berlin, Germany

Program – Second Half of 2018

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.

Past

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

    Berlin, Germany

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

    Dresden/Freiberg, Germany

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

    Moscow – Saint Petersburg/ TBC

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

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

  • 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