As part of the American Academy's public program, each week we offer public lectures, concerts, screenings, or readings by Academy fellows, distinguished visitors, and special guests. Most evening lectures take place at the Hans Arnhold Center, but the Academy also partners with a handful of institutions in Berlin for special events, including Hertie School of Governance, ESMT, Museum THE KENNEDYS, English Theatre Berlin, and Allianz Forum, among others. 

All Academy events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. 


Next Event

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | The Berlin Prize

Presentation of the Spring 2017 Fellows


The Spring 2017 Class of Berlin Prize Fellows:

Molly Antopol
Writer; Jones Lecturer of Creative Writing, Stanford University

Kate Brown
Professor of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

Paul Guyer
Jonathan Nelson Professor of Humanities and Philosophy, Brown University

Trenton Doyle Hancock
Artist, Houston

Adam Johnson
Writer; Phil and Penny Knight Professor in Creative Writing, Stanford University

Harry Liebersohn
Professor of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thessia Machado
Sound Artist and Composer, New York

Virág Molnár
Associate Professor of Sociology, The New School for Social Research

Jane O. Newman
Professor of Comparative Literature and European Languages and Studies, University of California, Irvine

Mark A. Pottinger

Associate Professor of Music, Visual and Performing Arts, Manhattan College

Aili Mari Tripp
Professor of Political Science and Evjue Bascom Professor of Gender & Women's Studies