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

Isfahan

Iran, May 1 – 2015

While high-pressure nuclear negotiations were being carried out with the utmost diplomacy, we experienced a land of extreme diversity and contradiction. Conservatives insist on the status quo of isolation, reformers strive for cultural openness and economic awakening. New perspectives for the recognition of the role women play in society are being formed. We were addressed with curiosity on the streets – and in well-spoken English. As a longstanding politician, Frankfurt’s former mayor Petra Roth swiftly wins sympathy among young female Iranians.

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

  • 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