Global Panel Foundation
| Global Panel Foundation |
(Think tank, Deep state milieu)
|Headquarters||Berlin, Copenhagen, Sydney|
|Subpage||•Global Panel Foundation/Board of Advisors|
•Global Panel Foundation/Board of Directors
•Global Panel Foundation/Supervisory Board
|NGO with members who are mostly people with deep ties to the intelligence community, working behind the scenes promoting international cooperation with regard to decision-making and implementation processes.|
Global Panel, an NGO with members who are mostly people with deep ties to the intelligence community, working "primarily behind the scenes in support of governments, institutions and the private sector."
The Global Panel Foundation was founded in 1989 by Dutch entrepreneur Bas Spuybroek. It has had its headquarters in Berlin since 1997 . Other locations include Copenhagen, New York City, Ohio, Prague, Sydney and Toronto. It finances its activities exclusively through donations from corporations, not directly from the government.
Its goal is to promote international cooperation with regard to decision-making and implementation processes.
To this end, it organizes public policy luncheons and dinners, student forums and initiatives. The purpose of these events is to offer their participants a framework for exchanging views on problems and procedural strategies for current social issues.
The following subject areas have been touched on:
- Transatlantic Relations.
- Security, Energy and Environmental Issues in the Black Sea Region and the Middle East.
- Central Europe Monitoring
In addition to awarding grants and research funds, the Global Panel Foundation has presented the Hanno R. Ellenbogen Citizenship Award since 2000. This is awarded in cooperation with the Prague Society for International Cooperation to people for special social merits in Central and Eastern Europe. Previous winners have included Václav Havel] and the Belarusian opposition figure Alaksandar Milinkievič.
Past guests at Global Panel Foundation events include: Madeleine Albright, George W. Bush, Hans van den Broek, Jimmy Carter, Viktor Chernomyrdin, Emil Constantinescu, Alexander Downer, Mikhail Gorbachev, Árpád Göncz, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Václav Have, Hussein I (Jordan), Henry Kissinger, Frederik Willem de Klerk, Helmut Kohl, Wim Kok, Leonid Kuchma,Ruud Lubbers, Mahathir bin Mohamad, Helmut Maucher, Carlos Menem, Michael I (Romania), Alaksandar Milinkievič, Alois Mock, Yasuhiro Nakasone, Benjamin Netanyahu, Kenichi Ohmae, Turgut Özal, Shimon Peres, Colin Powell, Mary Robinson, Helmut Schmidt, Louis Schweitzer, Vladimír Špidla, Margaret Thatcher, Jean-Claude Trichet, Zhu Rongji and James Woolsey.
The Global Panel Foundation is chaired by Marc S. Ellenbogen.https://www.welt.de/print-welt/article299918/Die-Spinne-der-Diplomatie.html</ref>/ In addition to his position as Chairman, Ellenbogen also serves on the Advisory Council of the Democratic Party and is Vice-Chairman of the Democratic expat Leadership Council.