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

V Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Ramallah

April 22 to 29, 2017

A Study Trip in Times of Fundamental Change

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.

XXVIII Berlin Global Forum in February 2017

At the traditional New Year’s Dinner, when the Chinese Ambassador to Germany, H.E. Shi Mingde, hosted the XXVIII Berlin Global Forum to celebrate the beginning of the Chinese “Year of the Rooster,” Dr. Beate Lindemann greeted the members of Global Bridges. Included in the Executive Chairman’s remarks was the announcement that the XIII Study Trip to China, from October 14-28, would bring participants to visit Beijing, Hong Kong, and, for the first time, Tibet.

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Review 2016

2016 was not without sorrowful memories, as our beloved Founding Chairman and Honorary Member Walther Leisler Kiep passed away last May. His vigor and passion inspired us in our daily lives, and his magnificent presence was and continues to be deeply missed. However, he was with us in spirit – and what better way to remember his unforgettable work than to forge on in his footsteps and embark on many journeys filled with inquiry and insight. Shortly after Walther left us, we honored him with our First Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium on Germany’s Policy toward Russia.

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Schedule of Activities

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Upcoming

  • VII. Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium “Challenges to the Global Order – Revisionism, Populism, and the Rise of the Global South”, from June 12-13, 2024

    Berlin, Germany

  • Cosmopolitan Talk, June 27, 2024

    Topic: “Digitale Plattformen als Staaten”
    Speakers: Dr. Moritz Holzgraefe, Director Public Affairs EU, Axel Springer SE
    Moderator: Michael Rümmelein, Co-Founder and Director, Swiss 5 Group
    Zurich, Switzerland

  • Study Trip to Liechtenstein, from July 2-7, 2024

    Zurich, St. Gallen and Vaduz

  • Young Leaders Alumni Reunion, from July 4-7, 2024

    Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Past

  • Chinese-German Young Leaders Conference, from May 26-31, 2024

    Hangzhou, P.R. China

  • Study Trip to Pakistan, from May 17-25, 2024

    Islamabad and Karachi

  • Geopolitical Monitor, May 8, 2024

    Topic:  “Ukraine between Western War Fatigue and Russia’s Presidential Election”
    Speakers: Nico Lange, Senior Fellow, Munich Security Conference; Dr. Jana Puglierin (TBC), Head, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
    Moderator: Dr. Stefan Meister, Head of the Centre for Order and Governance in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (DGAP)
    Berlin, Germany

  • Geopolitical Monitor, April 23, 2024

    Topic:  “Kranker Mann am Indus? Pakistan zwischen Nachbarschaftsstreit, Wahlchaos und Klimawandel”
    Speakers: Georg Klussmann, Head of Division Afghanistan/Pakistan, Federal Foreign Office; Dr. habil. Christian Wagner, Senior Fellow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
    Moderator: Jürgen Osterhage, Freelance media coach, fmr. ARD correspondent in New-Delhi
    Online

  • Chapter Meeting, March 19, 2024

    Young Leaders Alumni
    Topic:  “Innovating fast, while safeguarding trust – Deutsche Börse’s perspective on digital assets and their regulation”
    Speakers: Sujata Wirsching, Head of Unit Luxembourg Governmental Affairs and Lead Digital Finance, Group Regulatory Strategy, Deutsche Börse; Miryusup Abdullaev, Managing Director, Deutsche Börse Digital Exchange
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany