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

Guiyang

China, October 26 – 2015

Far from the booming metropolises of Shanghai and Hong Kong, it is easy to witness the rebirth of a world power caught between traditional structures and new prosperity. A Chinese conversation partner casually pointed out that following decades of unprecedented growth and the increase in pollution, the app he uses to measure fine dust has almost become as important to him as weather reports.

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.

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Schedule of Activities

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Upcoming

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

    Islamabad and Karachi

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

    Hangzhou, P.R. China

  • 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

Past

  • 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

  • Geopolitical Monitor, 10 March, 2024

    Topic:  “Der Gaza-Krieg und seine Auswirkungen – Welche Zukunft hat die Zwei-Staaten-Lösung noch?”
    Speakers: Deidre Berger, Chair, Jewish Digital Cultural and Recovery Project Stiftung; Steven Höfner, fmr. Director, Konrad Adenauer Foundation Ramallah
    Moderator: Dr. Dirk Schmalenbach, Partner, Freshfields
    Berlin, Germany

  • Geopolitical Monitor, February 15, 2024

    Topic: “Quo Vadis Türkiye”
    Speakers: Prof. Dr. Sanem Aydin-Düzgit, Prof. Dr. Fuat Keyman
    Moderator: Dr. Hürcan Asli Aksoy
    Online