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The Spring 2014 Berlin Journal

The spring 2014 Berlin Journal is here, re-launched with a fresh design and a new section that more closely mirrors some of the intellectual concerns at our Wannsee villa. This issue’s focus, responsibility and statecraft, reflects the debates taking place in our new Holbrooke Forum, with essays on shared social responsibility by Claus Offe, on the end of intervention by Michael Ignatieff, and two edifying foreign-policy roundtables. The Berlin Journal continues to offer a blend of our fellows' essays, stories, and artwork: James Brophy on German censorship; Kiran Desai on sex workers in India; Brian Linn on the 1950s atomic army; photographs by LaToya Ruby Frazier, as well as another new section, book reviews: Susan Stewart on Dickinson’s envelope poems; cartoonist Jules Feiffer on Jonathan Lethem's Dissident Gardens, and a timely review of Angela Stent’s book about US-Russian relations. You can download the Berlin Journal here, or pick up a copy at the Academy.

Celebrating Richard Holbrooke's Legacy in Berlin on NPR

On July 5, at 7pm, NPR Berlin (104.1FM) airs our twice-yearly radio show, "Berlin Journal." This edition looks at the legacy of Richard Holbrooke in Berlin, and explains the urgency of the Holbrooke Forum, featuring interviews with the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass, and with Michael Ignatieff, Angela Stent, and Kati Marton, among others. The show airs again on July 7, at 8am, and you can also listen online, at nprberlin.de.

The Academy in the News

Read an interview with the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Marina Kellen French Distinguished Visitor Thomas Campbell in Die Welt; a review in die taz of the lecture and by Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Academy's 2014 Lloyd Cutler Distinguished Visitor; an interview with journalist Laura Secor on Hassan Ruhani's first year as president of Iran, in Die Welt; a review in Tagesanzeiger of Jonathan Lethem's Fear of Music, recently published in German by Tropen; reports about the Magical Mystery Tour, organized by Leslie Dunton-Downer, together with transmediale and NK Projects, in Der Freitag, 3Sat Kulturzeit, and Digital in Berlin.


NOTE: There will be no programs held at the American Academy in Berlin from July through August. We look forward to welcome you back to the Hans Arnhold Center for our fall program, which begins in mid-September.