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