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

Young Leaders Conference in Yerevan

Yerevan, Armenia

June 12-16, 2016

The resolution of the German Bundestag on the Armenian Genocide has put the small, but historically significant Caucasian state back into the center of current political debate. In the midst of this debate, we visit a country trying to come to terms with its history and to become a modern, prosperous national economy. Standing in the way are the Diaspora, the continuing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and overwhelmingly powerful neighboring states, all of which influence Armenian living conditions. How can the geopolitical placement and rich resources of the country be used to create a prosperous society and a stable democracy? Young Leaders from eighteen countries discuss ways to lead Armenians to free elections, to fight corruption, and to help the country rise out of poverty and to shift its focus to the future.

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.

Current

  • XL Berlin Global Forum, April 2, 2020

    Berlin, Germany

    Guest Speaker: John C. Kornblum, former US Ambassador to Germany

  • Young Leaders Alumni Reunion, May 14, 2020

    Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • Study Trip to Jordan (I) and Israel (VII), May 11 – 20, 2020

    Jordan: Amman (May 11-16, 2020)

    Israel: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Efrat, Sderot (May 16-20, 2020)

  • VIII München Global Forum, Spring 2020

    Munich, Germany

    In cooperation with Beiten Burkhardt Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

    Topic: E-Mobility and its implications

  • III Global Bridges Symposium, June 2-3, 2020

    Brussels, Belgium

Program – First Half of 2020

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.

Past

  • XX Frankfurt Global Forum / Thanksgiving Dinner, December 05, 2019

    At the invitation of the U.S. Consul General in Frankfurt, Mrs. Patricia Lacina

    Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • XV Study Trip to the P.R. China, October 20 – November 03, 2018

    Beijing – Dunhuang (Gansu Province) – Chongqing (Chongqing) – Yangshuo (Guangxi Province) – Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

  • VIII London Global Forum, October 07, 2019

    Book Presentation: Rudolf G. Adam: “Brexit – Causes and Consequences”

    London, United Kingdom

  • Global Bridges Day 2019 / Annual Membership Meeting, September 23, 2019

    Berlin, Germany

  • II Study Trip to Africa, September 15 – 21, 2019

    Ethiopia – Ghana