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

Russia – quo Vadis?

August 25, 2020

In preparation for our video conference “Russia – quo Vadis?” on August 25, 2020 we had followed the news about Russia with excitement in the last weeks. In the light of the current events, our guest speaker, retired Ambassador Rüdiger von Fritsch, German Ambassador to Russia from 2014 to 2019, had numerous questions to discuss. Dr. Angela E. Stent, Professor at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and Eastern European Studies, moderated and completed the discussion. Both have recently written a book on Russia. Von Fritsch’s “Russlands Weg. Als Botschafter in Moskau” will be published in autumn 2020. Dr. Stents “Putin’s World” was published in early 2019.

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Mutual interest, brave decisions and real commitment. The future of European-African relations

15 July, 2020

On July 15, our video conference on “Europe and Africa as partners” took place. Just in time for the German EU Council Presidency, our guest speaker Günter Nooke, the German Chancellor’s Personal Representative for Africa, provided deep insights into the relationship between Europe and the African continent. We discussed the challenges and opportunities of a forward-looking partnership. The evening was moderated by Dr. Christiane Kraus, Africa expert in international development cooperation. Read more

The West and China & Hong Kong – tensions and an open future

June 22, 2020

The focus of our video conference on June 22 was China and the West. It was an exciting discussion between two experts in this field: Wolfgang Niedermark, representative of the German industry and Chairman of the German Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and Dr. Hubert Lienhard, former Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Industry and CEO of Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA. Quickly, it became clear that Europe will play a major role in this discussion. According to the panelists, Europe has to find its own independent role in the decoupling process between the two world powers USA and China, and Germany would have to play a central role in this process. In these difficult times, Germany had the responsibility to strengthen rather than weaken transatlantic relations. The informative and lively discussion ended with a committed plea for a strong Europe. Dr. Beate Lindemann introduced and moderated the discussion.

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Current

  • 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)

  • Global Bridges Day 2020, November 11, 2020

    Berlin, Germany

    Annual Membership Meeting

    Tenth Anniversary of Global Bridges

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

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

Program – First Half of 2020

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.

Past

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

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • First German-African Young Leaders Conference, September 5-10, 2020

    Berlin, Germany

    Germany - Ethiopia

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • XIX European-American Young Leaders Conference, June 21-25, 2020

    Minsk, Belarus

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • V Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium, June 15-16, 2020

    Berlin, Germany

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

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

    Brussels, Belgium

    (postponed because of corona-virus)