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Washington, Brussels, Berlin, & Hamburg June 29 – July 8, 2023



Thursday, June 29

Dress Code: Casual

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Participants arrive in Washington, DC

Meet Alina and Lisa at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Meeting location: Baggage Claim 10

If you arrive at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) or at Washington Union Station (WAS), please use a cab or rideshare to get to the hotel directly and keep the receipt for reimbursement. If you are already in DC, please meet us at the hotel for check-in.

5:00 pm Shuttle transfer to The Darcy


6:30 pm Meet in the hotel lobby

Walk to Mission Dupont Circle (15 minutes)
1606 20th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

7:00 – 9:00 pm New Bridge Happy Hour with NBP Alumni:

  • Devon Adams (Cohort #5)
  • Silas Burris (Cohort #2)
  • Eric Lee (Cohort #5)
  • Marwa Odeh (Cohort #2)
  • Anand Raghuraman (Cohort #2)
  • Khalid Sarsour (Cohort #5)
  • LaGloria Wheatfall (Cohort #6)
  • Ashlee Woodson (Cohort #2)
9:30 pm Walk to The Darcy (15 minutes)

Friday, June 30

Dress Code: Business

7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast at The Darcy (on your own)
8:00 am Meet in the hotel lobby

Shuttle transfer to Georgetown University’s Healy Hall
Healy 106

Drop-off at the intersection of O St and 37th St

8:00 am – 12:30 pm Predeparture Briefing

8:30 – 9:45 am
Introductions, Rules, Roles, and Expectations with Alina & Lisa

10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Introduction to Transatlantic Relations with Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Anderson
Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University

12:30 pm Shuttle transfer to Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
4645 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch Discussion on Germany’s Feminist Foreign Policy with

Anna Faure
Head of the Cultural Department

2:30 pm Shuttle transfer to ARD Studio Washington Georgetown
3132 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
2:45 – 3:45 pm Free time
Meet back at ARD Studio at 3:45 pm
4:00 – 5:30 pm Tour of the ARD Studio & Discussion on U.S. News from a German Perspective with

  • Katrin Brand, Journalist Radio
  • Kerstin Klein, Journalist TV
5:30 pm Shuttle transfer to Zaytinya
701 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
6:00 – 8:30 pm New Bridge Partner Dinner with:

  • Miriam Davis-Rosenbaum, Events & Partnerships Manager, National Indian Education Association
  • Majid Sattar, Political Correspondent, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Blaine Volpe, Membership Director, Millennial Action Project
8:45 pm Shuttle transfer to The Darcy

Saturday, July 1

Dress Code: Casual

7:00 – 9:30 am Breakfast at The Darcy (on your own)


Put luggage on shuttle

9:45 am Meet in the hotel lobby

Shuttle transfer to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW
Washington, DC 20024

10:15 am – 12:15 pm Self-Guided Tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 
12:15 pm Shuttle transfer to German Historical Institute Washington
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
12:30 – 2:00 pm United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: A Debrief
by Jennifer Kwon with

  • Anna Maria Boss
    Head Librarian, German Historical Institute
  • Jana Keck
    Research Fellow in Digital History, German Historical Institute


2:30 pm Shuttle transfer to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
5:35 pm – 7:35 am +1 Flight UA 950 from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Brussels Airport (BRU)

Sunday, July 2

Dress Code: Casual

7:15 am Arrival at Brussels Airport (BRU)
9:00 am Shuttle transfer to Hotel Indigo

Check-in (once rooms are ready)


Visit some of Brussel’s cultural sites

Monday, July 3

Dress Code: Casual

7:00 – 7:45 am Breakfast at Precise Tale (on your own)
7:45 am Meet at the hotel’s meeting room “Fern”
8:00 – 9:30 am Briefing on the European Union with

Roland Freudenstein
Vice President and Head of GLOBSEC Brussels Office

9:30 – 10:00 am Briefing on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
by Jordan Cohen
10:00 am Meet in the hotel lobby

Shuttle transfer to European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60
1047 Bruxelles

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Visit of the European Parliament and Exchange with

Lukas Manske
Head of Office, David McAllister (Member of the European Parliament, Chair Foreign Affairs Committee)

12:30 pm Shuttle transfer to Maison Antoine
Jourdanplein 1
1040 EtterbeekEat fries
2:00 pm Shuttle transfer to NATO Headquarters
Avenue Leopold III
1110 Bruxelles
3:00 – 6:15 pm 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Tour through NATO Headquarters withNick Nguyen
Head of the Public Disclosure Unit, NATO Archives

4:30 – 5:30 pm
Discussion on NATO’s Role and Activities with

  • Agnieszka Blümel, Senior Analyst, Joint Intelligence and Security Division
  • Llewellyn Hunt, Senior Analyst, Joint Intelligence and Security Division
  • Lt. Col. Carlos Rivera, Head of Middle East Branch and Terrorism Intelligence Cell, Joint Intelligence and Security Division

5:30 – 6:15 pm
“Moving into the Future: NATO’s Strategic Concept” – A conversation with
Ruben-Erik Diaz-Plaja
Senior Policy Adviser, Policy Planning Unit, Office of the Secretary General

6:30 pm Shuttle transfer to Le Marmiton
Galerie de la Reine 38
Rue des Bouchers 43
1000 Bruxelles
7:00 – 9:00 pm Debrief
by Gerardo de la GarzaDinner
9:00 pm Walk back to Hotel Indigo (15 minutes)

Tuesday, July 4

Dress Code: Business

6:30 am Check outGrab a breakfast box

Shuttle transfer to Brussels Airport (BRU)

9:25 – 10:50 am Flight SN2581 from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER)
11:45 am Shuttle transfer to Precise Tale


Check-in (once rooms are ready)

3:00 pm Shuttle transfer to Brandenburger Tor
Pariser Platz
10117 Berlin
3:30 – 5:30 pm Walking Tour of Berlin

with Hannah Schneider
Tour Guide

5:45 pm Shuttle transfer from Checkpoint Charlie to Atlantik-Brücke e.V.
Am Kupfergraben 7
10117 Berlin
6:15 – 9:00 pm 4th of July Celebration with Atlantik-Brücke Staff
9:00 pm Shuttle transfer to Precise Tale

Wednesday, July 5

Dress Code: Business Casual

7:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast at Precise Tale (on your own)
8:30 am Shuttle transfer to Atlantik-Brücke e.V.
Am Kupfergraben 7
10117 Berlin
9:00 – 9:45 am Briefing on Germany’s Education System
by Joshua Acevedo
10:00 – 10:45 am Briefing on Leadership in America
by Abdullah Hammoud
11:00 am – 12:00 pm “The Emotional Rollercoaster of Trying to Follow your Dreams” –
A Conversation on Leadership withHans Raffauf
12:15 pm Shuttle transfer to Vertretung des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz beim Bund
In den Ministergärten 6
10117 Berlin
12:45 – 2:15 pm Welcome by

Britta Lenz
Permanent Representative of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate to the Federal Government

Briefing on Germany’s Political System with

  • Dr. Christoph Breuer, Policy Officer for Justice
  • Clarissa Göbel, Policy Officer for Labor, Social Affairs, Transformation, and Digitalization
  • Barbara Schafitel, Policy Officer for Economy, Transportation, Agriculture, and Viticulture


2:15 pm Walk to U.S. Embassy (10 minutes)
Pariser Platz 2
10117 Berlin
Back entrance: Behrenstraße / Ebertstraße
3:00 – 4:00 pm Meeting on U.S. Diplomacy in Germany with

Nathan Cooper
Public Diplomacy Officer
U.S. Embassy Berlin

4:00 pm Shuttle transfer to Bundestag Visitor’s Entrance: Schneidemannstraße
4:45 – 5:45 pm Tour of the Reichstag Dome
6:00 pm Shuttle transfer to Curry 61 – Berlin
Oranienburger Str. 6
10178 BerlinEat Currywurst
8:00 pm Shuttle transfer to Precise Tale

Thursday, July 6

Dress Code: Business Casual

7:00 – 7:45 am Breakfast at Precise Tale (on your own)
7:45 am Meet in the hotel lobby

Public transportation (M41) from Abgeordnetenhaus to Berlin Hauptbahnhof

8:38 – 10:22 am Public transportation (ICE 806) from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
10:30 am Public transportation (U3) from Hbf Süd to Baumwall

Walk to Elbphilharmonie (5 minutes)
Platz d. Deutschen Einheit 4
20457 Hamburg

11:00 am – 1:00 pm “Germany’s Dual Education System” – Lunch Discussion
at the invitation ofUlrich Müller
Member of the Executive Board
Joachim Herz Stiftungwith
Beate Gröblinghoff, Head of Central Office for VET International, Hamburg Institute for Vocational Education and Training
German Apprentices
1:30 pm Meet outside Elbphilharmonie
1:30 – 3:00 pm Walking Tour: Hamburg’s Colonial History and Postcolonial Remembrance

with Dr. Tania Mancheno
Researcher and Lecturer
University of Hamburg

3:15 pm Walk from Magellan-Terrassen to Überseequartier (5 minutes)

Public transportation (U4) from Überseequartier to Jungfernstieg

Walk to Hapag-Lloyd AG (5 minutes)
Ballindamm 25
20095 Hamburg

4:00 – 5:00 pm Discussion on Labor & Social Affairs with

Nils Haupt, Senior Director Corporate Communications
Jorge Terradas, Senior Director HR Management

5:00 pm Walk to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (10 minutes)
5:51 – 7:55 pm Public transportation (IC 2075) from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
8:00 pm Public transportation (U5) from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brandenburger TorWalk to TERAS Döner Kebap (10 minutes)
Wilhelmstraße 45
10117 BerlinEat Döner
9:30 pm Walk to Precise Tale (15 minutes)

Friday, July 7

Dress Code: Business

6:30 – 8:00 am Breakfast at Precise Tale (on your own)
8:15 am Shuttle transfer to Paul-Löbe-Haus, Eingang West
Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 1
10557 Berlin
9:00 – 9:45 am Meeting with

Armand Zorn
Member of the German Bundestag (Social Democratic Party)

moderated by Nicole Jackson

10:00– 11:45 am Free time


11:45 am Meet back at Paul-Löbe-Haus, Eingang West

Shuttle transfer to Stern und Kreisschiffahrt GmbH
Anleger Friedrichstraße/Reichstagufer

12:30 – 2:45 pm Farewell Boat Tour Through Berlin
3:00 pm Shuttle transfer to Atlantik-Brücke e.V.
Am Kupfergraben 7
10117 Berlin
3:30 – 4:15 pm The Final Debrief
led by Bao-Tram Do
4:30 – 6:00 pm Discussion on Diversity and Anti-Discrimination in Germany with

Angelo Camufingo
DEI & Social Justice Consultant, Trainer, & Speaker at STUBBORN Consulting
Project Lead of the Competence Network of and for People of African Descent at Each One Teach One

6:00 pm Shuttle transfer to FREA Lab
Schröderstraße 15
10115 Berlin
6:30 – 9:30 pm Dinner on Climate & Environment with

  • Samira Ghandour, Fridays for Future Activist
  • Helena Marschall, Fridays for Future Activist

moderated by Patrick Branco

9:30 pm Shuttle transfer to Precise Tale

Saturday, July 8

Dress Code: Casual

5:00 am Check-out

Pick up a breakfast box

Put luggage on shuttle

5:00 am Shuttle transfer to Berlin Airport (BER)
7:45 – 11:10 am Departure