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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The American Academy in Berlin Announces Two New Directors

The American Academy in Berlin is pleased to announce two new additions to its management staff: Professor Thomas Rommel is the director of programs and Jan Techau is the director of the Academy’s Richard C. Holbrooke Forum for the Study of Diplomacy and Governance.

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Download a hi-res photo of Jan Techau

Friday, July 08, 2016

American Academy in Berlin Receives $10 Million Gift from Trustee Nina von Maltzahn

The American Academy in Berlin has received a $10 million gift from Nina von Maltzahn, a member of its Board of Trustees. The funds will go into an endowment to operate the Academy’s Hans Arnhold Center and to maintain its grounds.

Download hi-res photos of Nina von Maltzahn:

Nina von Maltzahn outdoors

Nina von Maltzahn indoors

(Credit: Jürgen Stumpe)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ambassador Samantha Power to Receive the 2016 Henry A. Kissinger Prize

The American Academy in Berlin is pleased to announce that Ambassador Samantha Power, the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will receive the 2016 Henry A. Kissinger Prize. The award ceremony will take place at the American Academy in Berlin on June 8, 2016.

Download Samantha Power's official photograph
(courtesy US Department of State)

Download a hi-res photo of Henry Kissinger
(credit: Jürgen Frank)

Post-Ceremony (June 8, 2016):

Download a hi-res photo of Ambassador Power and Henry Kissinger
(credit: Annette Hornischer)
 

Monday, May 09, 2016

Announcing the 2016-2017 Class of Berlin Prize Fellows

On May 10, 2016 the American Academy in Berlin announced the recipients of the 2016-2017 Berlin Prize.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The New President of the American Academy in Berlin

March 31, 2016: The American Academy in Berlin is pleased to announce the naming of its new president, Professor Michael P. Steinberg, who will begin his tenure in August 2016.

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For more photos, please visit this page and download from the gallery.

All photos courtesy the American Academy in Berlin. Photographer: Juergen Stumpe

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Gahl Hodges Burt Named Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Academy in Berlin

The Trustees of the American Academy in Berlin have elected  Gahl Hodges Burt to the position of Chairman of the Board of Trustees. In addition, incoming president, Professor Dr. Gerhard Casper, was elected to the Board, along with Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Vincent A. Mai, and Maureen White.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

American Academy Announces Berlin Prize Recipients

The American Academy in Berlin has awarded Berlin Prizes – semester-long fellowships in Berlin – to twenty-one artists, historians, literary scholars, and writers for fall 2015 and spring 2016.

The American Academy’s Acting Chairman Gahl Hodges Burt said: “We look forward to the arrival of these outstanding fellows and to continuing the US/German conversation in all of their different fields.”

Fellows, who were chosen by an independent selection committee, will examine a diverse array of projects and topics, including East German urban-planning efforts in Vietnam, small-scale methamphetamine production in rural Missouri, and contemporary Islam through the work of Arab poets since World War II.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Giorgio Napolitano and Hans-Dietrich Genscher to Receive 2015 Henry A. Kissinger Prize

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Gerhard Casper, President Emeritus of Stanford University, Appointed President of the American Academy in Berlin

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gary Smith Receives Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse

(Berlin, November 18, 2014) – On behalf of Federal President Joachim Gauck, Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit awarded the Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland to Dr. Gary Smith, executive director of the American Academy in Berlin.

The award recognizes Dr. Smith for the “indefatigable efforts and great skill” with which he “established the intellectual dialogue between the USA and Germany and shaped cooperation between both countries in the areas of policy, culture, and economics.” The medal is Germany’s highest civilian honor, awarded to individuals for political, social, and intellectual achievements benefitting society.