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…
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.…
The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for the academic year 2018-19. The deadline is Friday, September 29, 2017 (12 noon EST or 6 pm CET). The Academy seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the…
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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
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— Lawrence Lessig, Harvard University
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