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

The American Academy in Berlin will award the 2017 Henry A. Kissinger Prize to Germany’s Federal Minister of Finance, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble. Both Dr. Schäuble and former US Secretary of State Dr. Henry A. Kissinger will attend the award ceremony on June 20, 2017. The…

The Spring 2017 Program
The Spring 2017 Program

The spring 2017 public program includes lectures on the self-contained nuclear "plutopias" of the Cold War, the intermingling of science and opera in the Romantic era, identity and analytics in the age of Facebook, and a former executive editor of the New York Times on protecting journalism…

The Spring 2017 Class Of Fellows
The Spring 2017 Class of Fellows

On the evening of Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the American Academy welcomed its thirty-eighth class of fellows to the Hans Arnhold Center. The spring 2017 class briefly presented each of their projects—ranging from new novels and sound experiments to histories of nineteenth-century Romantic opera and…

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

There is no better opportunity to work and understand, anywhere.
Lawrence Lessig, Harvard University

The American Academy has contributed more to a vibrant transatlantic relationship than any other institution in Germany. — Wolfgang Ischinger

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