Inaugural European Gates Alumni event in Berlin, Germany

  • March 9, 2010

For the weekend 16-18 April 2010, Gates Alumni from all over Europe are warmly invited to the Inaugural European Gates Alumni event taking place in the vibrant city of Berlin, Germany.

BerlinFor the weekend 16-18 April 2010, Gates Alumni from all over Europe are warmly invited to the Inaugural European Gates Alumni event taking place in the vibrant city of Berlin, Germany.

With generous support from the Gates Cambridge Trust and the Alumni Association, a rich programme in attractive, accessible surroundings awaits up to 40 participants.

We begin with a chance to catch up with fellow Gates Alumni over drinks and dinner on Friday evening. Subsequently, the weekend’s highlight is a full-day symposium on the topic of “Leadership in turbulent times” in the formidable Bertelsmann Representative Office on Saturday. Keynote speakers include Lord Wilson of Dinton, former Cabinet Secretary and Master of Emmanuel College, HE Sudhir Yvas (to be confirmed), Indian Ambassador to Germany, and Katrin Gärtner of Bertelsmann, as well as Dr Gordon Johnson as Provost of the Gates Trust and Professor Robert Lethbridge, his successor.

Throughout the day, plenty of time will remain for on-topic and off-topic conversations with our guests and other Gates Alumni from various professions and fields of study.

On Sunday, we wrap up the weekend with a cultural programme covering some highlights of the profoundly historic city of Berlin. In the morning, we take a guided tour around the Bundestag, the German Parliament in the heart of modern political Berlin and in the immediate vicinity of where the Berlin Wall once divided the city. In the afternoon, a guided tour of the Museum Island in the centre of former royal Berlin is a great opportunity to take in splendours of the past both outside and inside a museum.

To register please email – gsaa.berlin2010[at] Registration for this event remains open until 3 March 2010.



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