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.

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Reunion with New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

USA October 29th – November 1st, 2016

Before the delegation from Global Bridges met in the “Swing State” Ohio for a final observation of the US Presidential Campaign, a small group of them led by Dr. Beate Lindemann paid a visit to New Orleans, in the American South.

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V Chinese-German Young Leaders Conference Hainan, Haikou, P.R. China

Hainan, Haikou, P.R. China October 11 to 16, 2016

“Craftsmanship, Innovation, and Business Startups of Young Leaders

The days in Haikou, were a truly memorable and enriching experience:

First, the conference was an excellent opportunity to learn more about China, its culture and about Hainan in particular. The breathtaking speed at which China is transforming its economy and its society, for example, was very vividly illustrated by the contrast between Haikou’s historical city center and the local government’s ambitious future urban development goals.

Second, the conference was a catalyst for stimulating exchanges about Craftsmanship, Innovation, and Business Startups among its participants.

Finally and most importantly, the days in Haikou facilitated personal encounters – during the formal program but also various informal get-togethers (Karaoke, Chinese foot massages, evenings at the hotel bar) – which laid the basis for long-lasting friendships.

Young Leaders Conference in Yerevan

Yerevan, Armenia

June 12-16, 2016

The resolution of the German Bundestag on the Armenian Genocide has put the small, but historically significant Caucasian state back into the center of current political debate. In the midst of this debate, we visit a country trying to come to terms with its history and to become a modern, prosperous national economy. Standing in the way are the Diaspora, the continuing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and overwhelmingly powerful neighboring states, all of which influence Armenian living conditions. How can the geopolitical placement and rich resources of the country be used to create a prosperous society and a stable democracy? Young Leaders from eighteen countries discuss ways to lead Armenians to free elections, to fight corruption, and to help the country rise out of poverty and to shift its focus to the future.

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Schedule of Activities

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Program – Second Half of 2022

  • XIX European-American Young Leaders Conference from September 11-15, 2022

    Pristina, Kosovo

  • II GlobalBridges@GlobalArt on September 20, 2022

    Berlin, Germany
    Exhibition “Lu Yang – Artist of the Year“
    In cooperation with Deutsche Bank (PalaisPopulaire)

  • Global Bridges Day 2022 on September 21, 2022

    Berlin, Germany
    - Board of Directors Meeting
    - Annual Membership Meeting
    - Late Summer Get-together

  • VIII München Global Forum on September 29, 2022

    München, Germany
    Speaker: Professor Izzeldin Abuelaish

  • Young Leaders Alumni-Reunion from October 8-9, 2022

    Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany

Past

  • Video-Conference (in German) “Bedrohungen für Deutschland- Herausforderungen für den BND?” on July 7, 2022

    Speaker: Dr. Bruno Kahl, President of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND); Moderator: Professor Dr. Susanne Fischer, Hochschule des Bundes für öffentliche Verwaltung (HSB)

  • Visit of North Dakota Teachers to Germany July 3-9, 2022

    Hildesheim - Berlin

  • V Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium June 15-16, 2022 (meet in-person, in English)

    Topic: „The War in Ukraine: Implications for Europe’s Russia Policies“
    Berlin, Germany

  • VII Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank May 20-28, 2022
  • Video Symposium (in German) “Fateful election for France and Europe: Where is our continent heading?” on March 29, 2022

    Speakers: Ulrich Wickert, Journalist; Dr. Franziska Brantner, MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action; Moderator: Simon Schütz, Press Spokesman, Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA)