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

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 […]

Change of Power in Tanzania: Preserve the Old and Dare the New

The latest political development of great importance in Tanzania was the election of Samia Suluhu Hassan in March 2021. She is the country’s first Muslim president and currently the only female head of state in all of Africa. “Mama Samia”, as she is commonly known, has pursued ambitious goals, such as the revitalization of the Tanzanian democracy or (like her predecessor John Magufuli) the fight against corruption. Global Bridges organized a video conference on what the future holds for Tanzania: How will “Mama Samia” deal with the political legacy of her rather autocratic predecessor? And as a Zanzibari Muslim, can she lead a largely Christian country without conflict between ethnic and religious communities? The guest-speakers were H.E. Ambassador Regine Heß from the German Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and the CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania, Sanjay Rughani. The conference was moderated by Professor Dr. Edward G. Krubasik, former Siemens Central Board Member and ex-President of the German Physical Society.

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Schedule of Activities

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Program – Second Half of 2022

  • XIX European-American Young Leaders Conference from September 11-15, 2022

    Pristina, Kosovo

  • II GlobalBridges@GlobalArt on September 20, 2022

    Berlin, Germany
    Exhibition “Lu Yang – Artist of the Year“
    In cooperation with Deutsche Bank (PalaisPopulaire)

  • Global Bridges Day 2022 on September 21, 2022

    Berlin, Germany
    - Board of Directors Meeting
    - Annual Membership Meeting
    - Late Summer Get-together

  • VIII München Global Forum on September 29, 2022

    München, Germany
    Speaker: Professor Izzeldin Abuelaish

  • Young Leaders Alumni-Reunion from October 8-9, 2022

    Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany

Past

  • Video-Conference (in German) “Bedrohungen für Deutschland- Herausforderungen für den BND?” on July 7, 2022

    Speaker: Dr. Bruno Kahl, President of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND); Moderator: Professor Dr. Susanne Fischer, Hochschule des Bundes für öffentliche Verwaltung (HSB)

  • Visit of North Dakota Teachers to Germany July 3-9, 2022

    Hildesheim - Berlin

  • V Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium June 15-16, 2022 (meet in-person, in English)

    Topic: „The War in Ukraine: Implications for Europe’s Russia Policies“
    Berlin, Germany

  • VII Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank May 20-28, 2022
  • Video Symposium (in German) “Fateful election for France and Europe: Where is our continent heading?” on March 29, 2022

    Speakers: Ulrich Wickert, Journalist; Dr. Franziska Brantner, MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action; Moderator: Simon Schütz, Press Spokesman, Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA)