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.

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Third Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium 2018

Europe’s Future between the United States and China

Berlin, Germany

June 26 and 27, 2018

On the occasion of this year’s III. Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium, high-ranking representatives from business, academia, politics and the media met to discuss the topic “Europe’s Future between the United States and China“. Thanks to the first class speakers, a wonderful opening evening overlooking the rooftops of Berlin from the atrium of Deutsche Bank’s Berlin headquarters, and a summerlike finale on our member Dr. Kurt Schwarz’s rooftop terrace, this year’s Symposium was another great success.

The introduction to this year’s topic was provided by Richard R. Burt, Former US Ambassador to Germany, who provided an overview of the development of transatlantic relations since the Second World War.

To read the report of Dr. Rudolf Adam click here

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XXXII Berlin Global Forum, June 07, 2018

Is blockchain a revolutionary technology of the future? Is it going to change the world – and if yes – how? What is fleeting and what is permanent? These central questions guided the presentations and subsequent discussions at the Global Bridges’ XXXII Berlin Global Forum titled, “Bitcoin – Blockchain: From Sensation to Rehabilitation.”

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XVII European-American Young Leaders Conference

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

May 27 – 31

“Uzbekistan: A Country in Transition”

Uzbekistan has served as a crossroads of civilizations for millennia. It was an important player in the Silk Road trade, has been part of numerous major world empires, and is now situated in the heart of modern Central Asia. This made Uzbekistan an ideal location to convene 38 young leaders from 12 countries for Global Bridges’ XVII European-American Young Leaders Conference at the end of May 2018.

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  • XVIII European-American Young Leaders Conference, May 19-23, 2019

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

  • II Study Trip to Russia, May 26 – June 1, 2019

    Moscow – Saint Petersburg/ TBC

  • VIII German- Chinese Young Leaders Conference, June 2-7, 2019

    Dresden/Freiberg, Germany

  • IV Walther Leisler Kiep Symposium, June 24 and 25, 2019

    Berlin, Germany

  • X Young Leaders Alumni Conference / Global Bridges Conference, July 11-14, 2019

    Riga/Jūrmala, Latvia

Program – Second Half of 2018

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.


  • XIX Frankfurt Global Forum, April 10, 2019

    Raclette-Night at the invitation of Dr. Urs Hammer, Swiss Consul General.

    Topic: The bilateral relationship between Switzerland and German from the perspective of European politics

  • XXXVI Berlin Global Forum, March 27, 2019

    German Start-Ups Abroad

  • II Field Trip to Toulouse, February 27/28, 2019

    At the Invitation of Dr. Thomas Enders, CEO Airbus

    Toulouse, France

  • XXXV Berlin Global Forum, Februar 18, 2019

    Between China and the USA: How can Europe claim its Place in the Artificial Intelligence-Debate?

  • VI München Global Forum, February 04, 2019

    SPACE – THE NEW PLACE? Risks and Opportunities of Space Traffic