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

“A frank and friendly dialogue” –The III German-Chinese Video Symposium

March 25, 2021

The China Institute for International Strategic Studies and Global Bridges continue their respectful exchange based on the trust that was built between the two institution over many years. A panel of high-profile speakers from the diplomatic corps, military leadership and the business community discussed the relationship between the United States, Europe, and China at the beginning of the Presidency of Joe Biden.

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Mission: Starfish 2030 – Save the Blue Planet

March 8, 2021

Due to their importance for the continued existence of humankind, saving the oceans was the topic of the video conference on March 8th. Climate change, plastic waste and overfishing have severely affected this ecosystem in recent years. Plastic waste in particular is a problem in this regard, as it breaks down into smaller and smaller particles instead of decomposing, thus spreading itself further and further; it can only be broken down very slowly. The guest speaker Gesine Meißner, chair of the national committee for the UN Decade of Marine Research for Sustainable Development, former EU parliamentarian and member of the EU initiative “Mission Starfish 2030” was invited by Global Bridges to answer questions and discuss possible solutions. Susanne Stampf Gräfin Sedlitzky, an author, journalist and TV producer, moderated the event.

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German-Chinese Video Symposium: EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI)

March 5, 2021

The German-Chinese Video Symposium was held to discuss the recently signed EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), in particular its benefits and shortcomings when it comes to the issue of European market access in China. Since the EU’s relationship with China has become a more controversial topic in the wake of a more cooperative US administration, all in attendance underlined the need for a symposium with experts on the topic.

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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