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

VI Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank

Tel Aviv – Ramallah – Be’er Sheva – Hebron – Bethlehem – Jerusalem – Sderot

April 25 –  May 3, 2018

I. Introduction

While the festivities of the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence took place, our Global Bridges Delegation began its VI Study Trip to Israel and the West Bank.

The group arrived in Israel amidst the protests and aftermath that ensued as a result of US President Trump’s announcement officially recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Our many meetings and encounters with fascinating personalities allowed the group to receive firsthand insight to a region where it is debated like nowhere else, how politics could or should be conducted differently.

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III Study Trip to the Islamic Republic of Iran

April 7 – 14, 2018

Teheran, Yazd, Kashan

Fraught with exciting, new impressions and acquired knowledge, our Global Bridges delegation returned on April 15 from their Third Study Trip to Iran. Although the country is currently experiencing a boom, the economic crisis remains omnipresent. Over the past few years, the sanctions have isolated the country more and more from the outside world. Given these conditions, it was even more astounding for our group to experience the amount of hospitality and curiosity the local population demonstrates towards western travelers as well as how relentlessly this population has searched for solutions in order to create new perspectives.

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VI London Global Forum, March 15, 2018

The golden rule of the automobile industry is: “Never build a new car with a new team in a new factory.” And this rule should not be broken? Carl-Peter Forster, Chairman of the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) and Member of the Supervisory Board of Geely, taught the members of Global Bridges otherwise.

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Current

  • XXXV Berlin Global Forum, Februar 18, 2019

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

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

    At the Invitation of Dr. Thomas Enders, CEO Airbus

    Toulouse, France

  • XXXVI Berlin Global Forum, March 27, 2019

    German Start-Ups Abroad

  • 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

Program – Second Half of 2018

Momentarily no announcements on short notice.

Past

  • VI München Global Forum, February 04, 2019

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

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

    Berlin, Germany

  • Traditional Goose Dinner/XXXIII Berlin Global Forum, December 3, 2018

    Guest Speaker: Andreas Ross,  former correspondent for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) in Washington, DC

    Topic: The United States after the Midterm Elections

  • Thanksgiving Dinner / XIX Frankfurt Global Forum, November 28, 2018

    At the invitation of The U.S. Consul General Mrs. Patricia Lacina in Frankfurt am Main

  • VII London Global Forum, November 22, 2018

    Guest Speaker: Sir Anthony Jolliffe GBE, DL.

    Topic: The Role of the Balkans in Europe

    At the Invitation of Dr Barbara Haus Schwepcke