Al Gore At The American Academy
Al Gore at the American Academy
On August 7, former US Vice President Al Gore visited the American Academy, on the occasion of his new film, An Inconvenient Sequel.
The Fall 2017 Program
The Fall 2017 Program

From an assessment of President Donald Trump's world to the rise of populism across the globe, from race and music in Jim Crow America to the enigma of Angela Merkel, the American Academy's fall 2017 public program offers a wide range of lecture topics both contemporary and historical. Download…

The 2017 Henry A. Kissinger Prize
The 2017 Henry A. Kissinger Prize

On the evening of June 20, 2017, the trustees of the American Academy in Berlin awarded the 2017 Henry A. Kissinger Prize to Germany’s Federal Minister of Finance, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble. The laudation for Dr.Schäuble was delivered by former US Secretary of Treasury Lawrence H. Summers.…

I found my time at the American Academy to be an enormously rich intellectual experience. – Thomas Friedman

The American Academy in Berlin, located directly on Lake Wannsee, resides in one of the most beautiful properties in Berlin and organizes some of the most interesting events in the German capital. – Cicero Magazine

The American Academy in Berlin is the world’s most important center for American intellectual life outside the United States.  Der Spiegel

Transatlantic partnership at a high intellectual level, in the style of mutual respect.
— Süddeutsche Zeitung​

Given the temper of our times, the Academy’s role is more important in 2017 than even my husband might have imagined in 1994. — Kati Marton, Author and Journalist

It is difficult to imagine a more inspirational, daring, and rewarding place to engage the mind than the salon on the Wannsee. — The Washington Post

A convivial setting for interaction with colleagues in different disciplines who draw one another out in ways that cannot be foreseen. — Hal Foster, Princeton University

One ends an evening at the American Academy feeling the variety and depth of current intellectual life. — Helen Vendler, Harvard University

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