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

Video Call between Global Bridges and the China Institute for International and Strategic Studies (CIISS)

Thursday, October 15, 2020

After the First Chinese-German Video Symposium on September 19, the Chinese side wanted to discuss the problems between Germany and China and China and the EU in a separate conference, ahead of the second video symposium in November. On the Chinese side, Maj. Gen. (ret.) XU Nanfeng, Vice Chairman of the CIISS as well as retired Senior Colonels CHEN Wei, BAI Zonglin, and YU Hanmin, all of whom are Senior Research Fellows at the CIISS, were present. On the German side, the guest speakers were Professor Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, and Jörg Wuttke, Vice President and Chief Representative of BASF in China as well as President of the European Chamber of Commerce in China. The debate was moderated by Dr. Hans Albrecht, Chairman of Global Bridges and Dr. Beate Lindemann, Executive Chairman of Global Bridges.

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First German-Chinese Video Symposium: Indo-Pacific Security Challenges

September 17, 2020

Central to the First Chinese-German Video Symposium between Global Bridges and the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS) were the security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, exemplified by such issues as the South China Sea territorial dispute, arms control, and great power rivalry. As was mentioned in the “Policy Guidelines on the Indo-Pacific Region” by the German Foreign Office, the key to shaping international order is the Indo-Pacific, and so the conference was regarded by all sides to be one of great importance for present and future.

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Video conference of the participants of the Study Trips to Africa

September 8, 2020

On September 8, 2020 we continued our virtual journey on the African continent and our members came together for a video conference on the topic “Rwanda – an innovative pioneer on the African continent?”. Our guest speakers Renate Charlotte Lehner, First Secretary and Head of Administration and Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy in Kigali, and Sangwa Rwabuhihi, General Manager of the Westerwelle Startup House Kigali, provided us with extensive insights into the development of Rwanda and informed us about the start-up scene in Rwanda’s capital Kigali. Read more

Current

  • Third Chinese-German Video Symposium with the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS), January 2021
  • “Musée privé”: Exclusive Guided Tour of Exhibitions, Barberini Museum, January 2021

    Potsdam, Germany

  • VIII München Global Forum, January/February 2021

    München, Germany

    Visit of Exhibition "About Us. Young Photography from China" with introduction and discussion, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung

Program – First Half of 2021

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.

Past

  • Videoconference on Indonesia, December 2020

    Topic: "From the concrete Jungle to the Depths of the Rainforest: The Move of the Indonesian Capital to Borneo"

  • XVI Study Trip to China and Hong Kong, November 15-26, 2020

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • Global Bridges Day 2020, November 11, 2020

    Berlin, Germany

    Annual Membership Meeting

    Tenth Anniversary of Global Bridges

  • Field Trip to Ohio, October 28 – November 1, 2020

    Ohio, United States of America

    Feld Trip into the last week of the U.S. Presidential Campaign

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • First Study Trip to Indonesia, October 10-17, 2020

    (postponed because of corona-virus)