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

“The Third of November and the Consequences for America and the World”

November 11, 2020

In the aftermath of the US elections of 2020, Global Bridges hosted a video conference on the consequences of the elections for America and the world. Close attention was paid to the foreign relations between the US and the EU as well as the US and China, which had both deteriorated significantly during Donald Trump’s four-year presidency. Domestic affairs were also discussed, in particular the direction the Republican Party is going and how the country will change in the next four years.

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Video Call between Global Bridges and the China Institute for International and Strategic Studies (CIISS)

Thursday, October 15, 2020

After the First Chinese-German Video Symposium on September 19, the Chinese side wanted to discuss the problems between Germany and China and China and the EU in a separate conference, ahead of the second video symposium in November. On the Chinese side, Maj. Gen. (ret.) XU Nanfeng, Vice Chairman of the CIISS as well as retired Senior Colonels CHEN Wei, BAI Zonglin, and YU Hanmin, all of whom are Senior Research Fellows at the CIISS, were present. On the German side, the guest speakers were Professor Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, and Jörg Wuttke, Vice President and Chief Representative of BASF in China as well as President of the European Chamber of Commerce in China. The debate was moderated by Dr. Hans Albrecht, Chairman of Global Bridges and Dr. Beate Lindemann, Executive Chairman of Global Bridges.

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First German-Chinese Video Symposium: Indo-Pacific Security Challenges

September 17, 2020

Central to the First Chinese-German Video Symposium between Global Bridges and the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS) were the security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, exemplified by such issues as the South China Sea territorial dispute, arms control, and great power rivalry. As was mentioned in the “Policy Guidelines on the Indo-Pacific Region” by the German Foreign Office, the key to shaping international order is the Indo-Pacific, and so the conference was regarded by all sides to be one of great importance for present and future.

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  • Book presentation: “Ein Traum von einem Land”, Dr. Daniel Stelter, May 18, 2021
  • “Musée privé”: Exclusive Guided Tour of Exhibitions, Barberini Museum, April 2021

    Potsdam, Germany

  • Videoconference on the EU-Green Deal, May 31, 2021
  • VIII München Global Forum, 2021

    München, Germany

    Visit of Exhibition "About Us. Young Photography from China" with introduction and discussion, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

Program – First Half of 2021

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.


  • Videoconference on plastic pollution in the oceans, April 12, 2021

    Topic: "Plastic, waste, pollution: What African Countries are doing"

  • Third Chinese-German Video Symposium with the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS), March 2021

    Topic: "How does the Biden administration affect the trilateral relationship between the United States, Europe and China"

  • Videoconference on plastic pollution in the oceans, March 8, 2021

    Topic: "Mission: Starfish 2030"8

  • Chinese-German Video Symposium , March 5, 2021

    Topic: "The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment" (CAI)

  • Videoconference on the German EU Council Presidency, February 25, 2021

    Topic: "Taking stock of the German EU Council Presidency - A Success?"