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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Program – First Half of 2023

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.

Past

  • VI Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium “The Demise of Globalization? Polycrisis and the State of the World Economy” from June 14-15, 2023

    Berlin, Germany

  • Study Trip to Egypt from May 6-13, 2023

    Cairo and Alexandria

  • Video Symposium “Deutschlands China-Strategie: Quo Vadis?” on March 16, 2023

    Speakers: Jörg Wuttke, European Chamber of Commerce in China; Dr. Angela Stanzel, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP); Felix Lee, China Table
    Moderator: Katrin Otto, China Market Development, Deutsche Börse

  • Study Trip to Singapore and Malaysia from March 4-13, 2023

    Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

  • IV Geopolitical Monitor “Nuclear ‘Zeitenwende’: The dawning of a new era of deterrence?” on March 2, 2023

    Speakers: Dr. Tobias Bunde, Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz and Hertie School; Prof. Angela E. Stent, Brookings Institution and Georgetown University
    Moderator: Dr. Aylin Matlé, DGAP
    In cooperation with the Centre for International Security at the Hertie School