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.
The American Academy in Berlin will welcome its fall 2016 class of fellows on September 15, 2016, at the Hans Arnhold Center. The evening will begin with introductory remarks by Mazen Darwish, President of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression. The fall 2016 fellows will explore an array of projects and topics—some, but by no means all, directly related to Germany. Projects include the first book-length comparative study of environmentalism in Cold War Germany; the rebuilding of Kreuzberg after the Fall of the Wall; a screenplay inspired by an American intelligence project that recruited German scientists and brought them to the US at the end of World War II; and the use of public-art interventions to raise politically inflected questions.
Artwork by Alex Katz, detail from "Berlin," 2003