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

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.

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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.

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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