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

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

    Berlin, Germany

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

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

    Minsk, Belarus

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

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

    Berlin, Germany

    Germany - Ethiopia

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • Global Bridges Day 2020, September 24, 2020

    Berlin, Germany

    Annual Membership Meeting

    Tenth Anniversary of Global Bridges

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

Program – First Half of 2020

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.

Past

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

    Brussels, Belgium

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • VIII München Global Forum, Spring 2020

    Munich, Germany

    In cooperation with Beiten Burkhardt Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

    Topic: E-Mobility and its implications

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • 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)

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • Young Leaders Alumni Reunion, May 14, 2020

    Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • XL Berlin Global Forum, April 2, 2020

    Berlin, Germany

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

    (postponed because of corona-virus)