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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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