Gayatri Spivak At The American Academy
Gayatri Spivak at the American Academy
Columbia University professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak was the 2017 Richard von Weizsäcker Distinguished Visitor at the Academy, where she delivered an October 17 talk on the great African American intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois.
The 2017 Gala Dinner At The Met
The 2017 Gala Dinner at The Met

On November 28, 2017, the American Academy will hold a 2017 gala dinner at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of Richard C. Holbrooke’s American Academy in Berlin. The dinner will be co-chaired by: Marina Kellen French Beth & Michael Klein  Vincent A. & Anne…

The Fall 2017 Class Of Fellows
The Fall 2017 Class of Fellows

On the evening of Thursday, September 21, 2017, the American Academy welcomed its thirty-ninth class of fellows to the Hans Arnhold Center. The fall 2017 class briefly presented each of their projects—ranging from new works of fiction and projects in alternative publishing to studies of Cold War…

We must fight for transatlantic institutions like the American Academy in Berlin, which forges and preserves the bonds that help keep the free world vibrant, safe, and decent. – Roger Cohen, New York Times columnist and American Academy alumnus

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

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