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

  • 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)