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.
Germany’s Role and Interests amidst a United States in Turmoil and a Europe in Search of its Future
June 20-21, 2017
At the Second Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium Globalization and Protectionism, the Atlantic Community, and Germany’s Role in Europe were the topics in focus.
The results of the panel discussions may be summarized as follows:
New uncertainties are arising in a rapidly changing international arena due to growing opposition to global free trade, digitalization and its ramifications for the working world, and disputes over the consequences of energy supply and climate change.
Through Globalization, people are growing closer, but this also means that they are becoming more acutely aware of their differences. We should refrain from imposing our notions of democracy and human rights on the rest of the world and instead approach developmental assistance in a more pragmatic manner. Globalization has divergent consequences for the income and wealth distribution for western-oriented democracies.
Despite substantial unpredictability from the Trump administration, we must keep our transatlantic alliance strong and maintain mutual understanding, especially towards those who support President Trump. America’s opposition to North Stream is directed not only against Russia, but Germany as well. This should be clearly addressed.
Europe will have to step up their efforts to control deviating tendencies. The EU must do more to be taken seriously as a security provider. There was a call to observe the Maastricht Treaty: EU-minister of finance, fiscal union, economic government, perhaps even EU-led armed forces as well as a monitoring regime on the external borders and a balanced immigration and refugee policy. With Brexit, Germany’s interests are aimed at keeping the United Kingdom as close as possible to the EU, albeit without weakening the fundamental principles of the domestic market. In questions of security, continued cooperation is indispensable.
To read the full report by Dr. Rudolf Georg Adam, please click here:
42 Young Leaders from 18 nations traveled to central Asia to get to know a country in economic emergence that proved its will and capacity for economic modernization with the direction of the global exhibition Expo 2017.
Global Bridges learned more about the conditions in which bilateral relations between Israel and Germany truly are, and how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to develop. Surprisingly, both sides place a lot of hope in a new actor on the global stage, Donald Trump, whose political style is a cause for concern in Europe. The unpredictable United States president may yet accomplish what his rather predictable predecessor failed to achieve.
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Momentarily no announcements on short notice.
Program – Second Half of 2021
Video Symposium on August 16 (Englisch-language event): “New Data Economy and its Consequences”
Speakers: Young Sohn, CEO, Harman / Kardon ; until recently President of Samsung Electronics and Alastair Buchan, Chair of Stroke Research and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Oxford University. Moderator: Ali Aslan, International TV Presenter, Conference Moderator, Journalist
“Musée privé”: Exclusive Guided Tour of Exhibitions (meet in-person, in German) on September 6, 2021: Impressionism: The Hasso Plattner Collection & Impressionism in Russia: Dawn of the Avant-Garde
At the Museum Barberini, Potsdam, followed by dinner at Restaurant Waage (walking distance)