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

“We zoom there” – “Europe in crisis: how is the European Union holding together?” With David McAllister

June 4, 2020

On Thursday 4 June, Global Bridges members came together for a video conference on the topic “Europe in crisis: how is the European Union holding together?”. Guest speaker of the evening was David McAllister, MEP and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, who provided the participants with an exciting and insightful impression of current challenges the European Union is facing. The discussion was moderated by our member and Young Leader Dr. Daniel Bloemers, who works as a policy officer for international relations at the European Commission.

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Briefing on the current situation in Jordan with Ambassador Birgitta Siefker-Eberle

May 28, 2020

After zooming into the exciting region around Israel, we virtually travelled further into the neighboring country – across the Dead Sea to a land of desert: Jordan.

In our video conference, the German ambassador in Amman, Birgitta Siefker-Eberle, reported on the current situation in Jordan and we experienced live under what strict conditions the country is trying to contain the Corona virus. Our video conference ran for exactly one hour and fifteen minutes. Afterwards, Ms Siefker-Eberle and her driver had to be home in time before the sirens sounded, as there is a strict curfew from 6 pm to 7 am. Read more

Israel, the Middle East and the Coronacrisis

May 18/25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic challenges all societies. It changes their dynamics and the routines of their people. The Middle East and especially Israel are particularly affected by this development, as both Dr Asher Susser on May 18 and Dr Gershon Baskin on May 25 explained to us in the two Global Bridges video conferences on Israel. Both are leading Israeli Middle East experts and well known friends of Global Bridges through our many study trips: Susser is Senior Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle East Studies and Baskin is founder and co-chair of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI). The conferences were chaired by Dr Steven Althaus, former Chief Marketing Officer, BMW AG & Credit Suisse Group, who created a pleasant and constructive atmosphere for discussion. The introduction of the topic and speakers was taken on by Dr Beate Lindemann.

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  • Field Trip to Ohio, October 28 – November 1, 2020

    Ohio, United States of America

    Feld Trip into the last week of the U.S. Presidential Campaign

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • Global Bridges Day 2020, November 11, 2020

    Berlin, Germany

    Annual Membership Meeting

    Tenth Anniversary of Global Bridges

  • XVI Study Trip to China and Hong Kong, November 15-26, 2020

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

Program – First Half of 2020

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.


  • First Study Trip to Indonesia, October 10-17, 2020

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • First German-African Young Leaders Conference, September 5-10, 2020

    Berlin, Germany

    Germany - Ethiopia

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • XIX European-American Young Leaders Conference, June 21-25, 2020

    Minsk, Belarus

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • V Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium, June 15-16, 2020

    Berlin, Germany

    (postponed because of corona-virus)

  • III Global Bridges Symposium, June 2-3, 2020

    Brussels, Belgium

    (postponed because of corona-virus)