30 Jan 18

Inga Maren Otto Composer Talk

What Gets Amplified

Composer and sound artist Raven Chacon discusses his recent work and practice....

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01 Feb 18

Nina Maria Gorrissen Lecture

Lampedusa: Island of Muslim-Christian Trust, 1200–1700

Amy Remensnyder offers a historical perspective on the contemporary refugee crisis by tracing the genealogy of the outsized role played by Lampedusa and other small Mediterranean islands....

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American Academy Discussion

Surviving Berlin: An Oral History

Former Academy co-chairman Karl von der Heyden discusses his new book, Surviving Berlin: An Oral History....

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13 Feb 18

Siemens Lecture

A Brief History of Anti-Sectarianism in the Arab World

Historian Ussama Makdisi discusses the now-obscured Arab tradition of anti-sectarianism, which promotes a cohesive and emancipated political community that transcends religious difference....

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Richard C. Holbrooke Forum Discussion

US-German Relations One Year Later

Introductory remarks by Thomas Bagger Director-General for Foreign Affairs, Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany...

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Richard von Weizsäcker Lecture

Suffering, Compassion, and Responsible Scholarship about the Middle East

In this lecture, historian Keith Watenpaugh discusses his historical and humanitarian work as well as the professional responsibilities facing scholars confronted by recent events in the Middle East....

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American Academy Discussion

Beyond “Willkommenskultur”: Artistic and Academic Approaches to Integration from a Transatlantic Perspective

In Germany and America, the arts and sciences have provided important platforms for the social integration of recent immigrants. This discussion, hosted in cooperation with the Staatsbibliothek zu Ber...

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Ellen Maria Gorrissen Lecture

Artist Talk: An Intoxicating Insistence

Artist Ran Ortner discusses his personal history of racing motorcycles and surfing, and how they inform his artistic practice and ongoing literary exploration....

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12 Mar 18

Foreign Policy Forum

Democratic Competition: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Political scientist Ian Shapiro argues that some recent forms of political competition have fragmented voters into blocs, impeding the adoption of long-term, overarching policies....

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13 Mar 18

Marcus Bierich Lecture in the Humanities

The 2008 Global Crisis: Approaches to a Future History

Business historian Adam Tooze says it is not too early to write the broader history of a global crisis that many have identified as an epochal break in the post-Cold War era....

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