Our BMW Foundation Global Table series concludes every two years with the Berlin Global Forum. In the heart of the German capital, we present results, cross-sector initiatives, and political recommendations for action that have emerged during the Global Table process to an international public.
During the last two years, our focus has been on good governance in fragile societies. Five BMW Foundation Global Tables took place in the Netherlands, Tunisia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colombia, and Greece. Topics included the lack of trust in state institutions, the radicalization of youth, and the difficulties of achieving reconciliation and transitional justice in post-conflict societies.
The Berlin Global Forum is about an equal exchange, convening leaders and decision-makers from all walks of life and world regions for a strategic dialogue. We believe that global challenges can only be solved collectively and especially by bringing together different perspectives. This way, we want to contribute to the development of concrete solutions in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Together with BonVenture, the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt hosts the Munich Impact Investing Stammtisch. Dr. Bernd Klosterkemper, from Ananda Ventures, will kick off the event with a brief introductory talk on the topic of “Opportunities and Obstacles for Impact Investing in the European Market.” The talk will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity for discussion and networking.
The Stammtisch takes place on the premises of IBPro e.V. (Lindwurmstraße 129 E). Please confirm your registration by November 13 by sending an e-mail to Katherina Schweitzer.
One Year into the Trump Administration: America’s Changed Role in the World
One year after Donald Trump has emerged the winner of the U.S. presidential election, Germany and Europe are still concerned about their transatlantic ally. True, the Europeans’ worst fears – that the United States will turn its back on the global free trade system and the Western system of alliances – have not come true. But the willingness to engage in multilateral cooperation seems to be dwindling rapidly in the Trump era. There is still no clear foreign policy vision of the Trump administration. One year into the Trump presidency, we want to discuss the altered global role of the United States.
Therefore, we have invited Dr. Christoph von Marschall, the Washington, D.C.-based chief correspondent of the Tagesspiegel and first Helmut Schmidt Fellow of the ZEIT Foundation and the German Marshall Fund, to the BMW Foundation’s Munich office. The discussion will be moderated by Stephan Bierling, Professor for International and Transatlantic Relations at the University of Regensburg.