28 Mar 17

Mary Ellen von der Heyden Reading

The After Party: A Novel in Progress

Writer Molly Antopol will discuss and read from her recent novel, The UnAmericans, and talk about the research she's undertaking in her new novel, The After Party....

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Head to Head: A Meeting of Inspired Minds

Of Politics and Poetics: Repressed Art during the Cold War

From two different perspectives, authors Molly Antopol and Jáchym Topol will discuss how political circumstances, specifically the ideological confrontations of the Cold War, have shaped art and been...

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06 Apr 17

Holtzbrinck Lecture

A Fiction Reading by Adam Johnson

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Academy fellow Adam Johnson discusses his work -- and work in progress....

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25 Apr 17

Bosch Public Policy Lecture

Plutopia

In order to contain secrets, American and Soviet managers of the world’s first plutonium plants created “plutopias”-- communities of nuclear families living in highly subsidized, limited-access ...

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02 May 17

Daimler Lecture

Mendelssohn, Kant, and Freedom of Religion

Philosopher Paul Guyer discusses Enlightenment philosophers Moses Mendelssohn and Immanuel Kant, whose defenses of religious liberty differed in several key ways....

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Nina Maria Gorrissen Lecture

Science and the Romantic Vision

After the final defeat of Napoleon, the nation-state began to reflect concepts of freedom and unity that contrasted with earlier political thought. This dynamic perspective influenced the era’s lead...

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09 May 17

Holtzbrinck Lecture

Discriminating Data

That the Internet creates "echo chambers" has become a truism – a fact revealed most recently in the political effects of fake news. Rather than swimming in boundless cyberspace, we seem trapped in ...

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10 May 17

The US Embassy Literature Series

Reading from Her Novel-in-Progress, The After Party

Writer and fiction fellow Molly Antopol reads from her work and discusses the research she’s undertaking in her new novel, The After Party....

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Head to Head: A Meeting of Inspired Minds

Life after the Chernobyl Disaster: Human Survival in Times of Ecological Crises

Historian and Academy fellow Kate Brown and renowned technology-assessment expert Armin Grunwald discuss Chernnobyl and human adaptivity at Hospitalhof Stuttgart....

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15 May 17

The US Embassy Literature Series

Reading from Fortune Smiles and Work-in-Progress

Adam Johnson, the Holtzbrinck Fellow in Fiction at the American Academy, reads from his novel Fortune Smiles and from his work-in-progress....

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