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.
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.
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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.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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