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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Program – Second Half of 2022

  • Study Trip to Singapore and Malaysia from March 4-13, 2023
  • Study Trip to Egypt from May 6-14, 2023

Past

  • Traditional Holiday Breakfast / XI New York Global Forum on December 8, 2022

    New York, USA
    Speaker: The Honorable Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
    In cooperation with the German Consul General in New York

  • Video Conference “EU Global Gateway Initiative in Afrika – Neue Chancen für eine Nachhaltige Infrastrukturpolitik?” on November 17, 2022

    Speakers: Bienvenue Angui (TBC), Head of Operations - GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation; Gunther Beger, Managing Director of the Directorate of SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation of UNIDO; Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament
    Moderator: Dr. Daniel Bloemers, Policy Officer at European Commission

  • Book Launch “I Shall Not Hate” Professor Abuelaish’s bestselling autobiography (meet in-person) on November 15, 2022

    Berlin, Germany
    Speakers: Professor Izzeldin Abuelaish, Professor of Global Health, University of Toronto, Canada
    Moderator: Nora Müller, Körber Stiftung
    In cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and the Deutsches Orient-Institut

  • Video Conference “Brazil after the Elections: Future Relations between Germany, the EU and South America’s Largest Country” on November 14, 2022

    Speakers: Dr. Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, President, Fundação Getulio Vargas; Rafael Haddad, Managing Director, Lateinamerika-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft
    Moderator: Dr. Hildegard Stausberg, Honorary member of the board of the Kölner Presseclubs

  • Video Symposium “20. Nationalkongress in China: Quo Vadis?” on November 8, 2022

    Speakers: Felix Lee, Correspondent, TAZ; Dr. Angela Stanzel, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik; Jörg Wuttke, BASF China/European Chamber of Commerce in China
    Moderator: Katrin Otto, Deutsche Börse Group