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.
Schedule of Activities
Members can access our schedule of activities here.
Program – First Half of 2023
- VI Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium “The Demise of Globalization? Polycrisis and the State of the World Economy” from June 14-15, 2023
- 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
- III Geopolitical Monitor “Cyberkrieg gegen die Ukraine: Das Internet als zweiter Kriegsschauplatz” on February 23, 2023
Speaker: Remigiusz Plath, Hasso Plattner Stiftung
Moderator: Malte Hohlfeld, Global Bridges
The Future of Artificial Intelligence: How Data Intelligence is Reshaping our World
As digitisation advances, artificial intelligence (A.I.) can use ever-growing sets of data to do anything from personalising advertisement placement to detecting depression using a person’s browsing habits. On August 16, 2021, Global Bridges hosted a video symposium about the future of artificial intelligence with the Silicon Valley entrepreneur Young Sohn, former Corporate President and Chief […]
Change of Power in Tanzania: Preserve the Old and Dare the New
The latest political development of great importance in Tanzania was the election of Samia Suluhu Hassan in March 2021. She is the country’s first Muslim president and currently the only female head of state in all of Africa. “Mama Samia”, as she is commonly known, has pursued ambitious goals, such as the revitalization of the Tanzanian democracy or (like her predecessor John Magufuli) the fight against corruption. Global Bridges organized a video conference on what the future holds for Tanzania: How will “Mama Samia” deal with the political legacy of her rather autocratic predecessor? And as a Zanzibari Muslim, can she lead a largely Christian country without conflict between ethnic and religious communities? The guest-speakers were H.E. Ambassador Regine Heß from the German Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and the CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania, Sanjay Rughani. The conference was moderated by Professor Dr. Edward G. Krubasik, former Siemens Central Board Member and ex-President of the German Physical Society.
USA – Russia – EU: Coordinated Realisation of the Paris Climate Accord Goals
Following the re-entry of the USA into the Paris Climate Agreement and the climate policy developments in recent years, the topic of an efficient implementation of the climate goals is one of great interest. Global Bridges organised a video symposium with Professor Dr. Klaus Töpfer, longstanding Federal Environment Minister of Germany as well as founding director and former executive director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam. Sigmar Gabriel, also a former Environment Minister and former Vice Chancellor and current Chairman of Atlantik-Brücke e.V., and Cem Özdemir, Member of the German Bundestag for Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen and Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure, took part as discussants. The symposium was moderated by Professor Dr. Friedbert Pflüger, Managing Partner at Bingmann Pflüger International GmbH and Global Bridges member. On behalf of Global Bridges, Dr. Beate Lindemann, executive chairwoman of the association took part. More than 100 members and young leader alumni had registered their participation.