The Berlin Prize

Presentation of the Fall 2017 Fellows

The twice-annual welcoming of Berlin Prize Fellows to the American Academy in Berlin....

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26 Sep 17

Mary Ellen von der Heyden Reading

Movement: A Novel in Progress

V.V. Ganeshananthan will read from her novel in progress, Movement, which draws on a decade of research on the Sri Lankan civil war, as well as her experience as a member of the Sri Lankan Tamil diasp...

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27 Sep 17

Telefonica Basecamp Digital Masterminds

Telefonica Digital Masterminds with Roger Cohen

Roger Cohen, a writer-at-large for the New York Times and John W. Kluge Distinguished Visitor at the Academy, puts an array of current events under the lens and offers his take on the complicated zeit...

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John W. Kluge Lecture

R.I.P. The Postwar Order (1945-2017): An Assessment of Trump’s World

In this lecture, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen argues that President Donald Trump’s contempt for the foundations of the postwar order has many US allies, including Germany and Canada, suggest...

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Ellen Maria Gorrissen Lecture

Fighting Crapitalism: An Artist Talk

In this talk, multimedia artist A.L. Steiner argues that “crapitalism,” her barbed neologism, has spurred a global crisis through environmental destruction and dark ideological underpinnings: lyin...

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Richard C. Holbrooke Forum Panel Discussion

Towards a New Balkans Diplomacy

At this panel discussion, international experts and decision-makers will discuss pathways towards a new Balkans diplomacy, thereby commemorating the prodigious contribution to the region made by the l...

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Berthold Leibinger Lecture

Barriers to Integration: Is Islam in Western Europe Like Race in the United States?

In this lecture, Nancy Foner explores why Islam has more significantly divided immigrants and the majority population in Western Europe than color-coded race has in the United States....

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17 Oct 17

Richard von Weizsäcker Lecture

Running after Du Bois

Columbia University professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak considers Du Bois in the great diversity of his positions—from the American “Negro” all the way to global communism and Pan-Africanism, w...

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19 Oct 17

Distinguished W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture

W.E.B. Du Bois in Today’s World

In this lecture, Gayatri Spivak offers a new reading of W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk, with reference to Antonio Gramsci and Tillie Olsen....

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23 Oct 17
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