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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.

Monday, June 23, 2014

James A. Baker, III Receives 2014 Henry Kissinger Prize

The American Academy in Berlin announces that the 2014 Henry A. Kissinger Prize will be awarded to James A. Baker, III.

2014 Henry A. Kissinger Prize Award Ceremony
Date: October 7, 2014
Location: American Academy in Berlin, Berlin
Press accreditation begins September 1, 2014

For additional information or to receive a royalty free high-res photo of James A. Baker, III, please contact:

Malte Mau, Manager, Press and Public Relations
tel: +49 (0)30 – 80483–404 / email: mm@americanacademy.de
www.americanacademy.de

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Announcing the 2014-205 Class of Berlin Prize Fellows

The American Academy in Berlin is proud to announce the 25 recipients of the Berlin Prize fellowships for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 terms.

For more information on the fellows and their projects download the press release and the complete list of 2014-2015 Berlin Prize Fellows below.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Pamela Rosenberg Steps Down as Dean of Fellows at American Academy in Berlin

Pamela Rosenberg will step down from the position of Dean of Fellows at the American Academy in Berlin on June 30, 2014. She will remain affiliated with the American Academy in Berlin as advisor for music programming, as well as continuing to manage the composer selection process and to moderate its Head-to-Head lecture series at the Literaturhaus Stuttgart.

Download high-resolution photo of Pamela Rosenberg, by Annette Hornischer
 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Euro, the Banks, and the Crisis: Reshaping the World of Finance

Andreas Dombret, member of the executive board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, delivered the lecture The Euro, the Banks, and the Crisis: Reshaping the World of Finance on March 10 at the American Academy in Berlin.

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Spring 2014 Fellows Presentation

On January 20, 7:00 pm, the American Academy in Berlin welcomes its spring 2014 class of fellows at the traditional fellows presentation at the Hans Arnhold Center. Words of welcome delivered by US Ambassador Emerson.

For more information, please consult the press release and overview of the fellows.
 

Friday, December 06, 2013

The Inaugural Gala Dinner Celebrating the Launch of the Richard C. Holbrooke Forum

On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, the American Academy in Berlin launched the Richard C. Holbrooke Forum for the Study of Diplomacy and Governance with a gala dinner at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. An afternoon foreign policy colloquium at Hunter College preceded the gala and offered a preview the Holbrooke Forum’s forthcoming projects. 

Download hi-res image of Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking at the Inaugural Gala Dinner for the Richard C. Holbrooke Forum at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Download hi-res image of Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking with David Rubenstein at the Inaugural Gala Dinner for the Richard C. Holbrooke Forum at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Photographer: Brian Palmer. Courtesy: The American Academy in Berlin

Monday, November 25, 2013

American Academy in Berlin to Launch Richard C. Holbrooke Forum for the Study of Diplomacy and Governance

On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, the American Academy in Berlin will celebrate the launch of the Richard C. Holbrooke Forum for the Study of Diplomacy and Governance with a gala dinner at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will speak to former Academy Trustee David M. Rubenstein about her longtime friend and colleague Richard Holbrooke, her experiences as America’s chief diplomat, as well as the challenges she believes the United States will confront in the 21st century. The dinner will be preceded by a colloquium that will offer a preview of the work of the Holbrooke Forum.

Inaugural Colloquium: “Germany in Europe, the United States in the World: Two Reluctant Hegemons Who Just Want to be Left Alone”
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Four Freedoms Room, Roosevelt House at Hunter College, 47-49 East 65th St.
(Enter through West Lobby and check in at Visitors Desk)

Gala Dinner
Chaired by Vincent A. Mai, Peter G. Peterson, Joan Ganz Cooney, David M. Rubenstein
Time: 6:30 - 10:00 pm
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue
Press access is limited to pre-registered journalists.

Media registration required for each event by 10:00 am, December 3.
Please submit name, affiliation, and contact information to
Alice Kelley, Press Coordinator:
agk@americanacademy.de or +1 917 364 4318

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Presenting the Fall 2013 Class of Fellows

The American Academy in Berlin welcomed its Fall 2013 Berlin Prize recipients on September 18. Nine distinguished American scholars, one artist, and two writers have been awarded the Academy’s Berlin Prize by an independent committee, and will take up their semester-long residency in Berlin. Hans-Ulrich Klose, Member and Deputy Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the German Bundestag, will deliver the keynote address to the Fall 2013 class at the Academy’s traditional Fellows presentation.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Announcing the 2013-2014 Class of Berlin Prize Fellows

The American Academy in Berlin is proud to announce the recipients of the Berlin Prize fellowships for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 terms.

For more information on the fellows and their projects download the complete list of 2013-2014 Berlin Prize Fellows below.