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 Radialsytem V, JFK Institut, Kino Babylon, Hertie School of Governance, European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), and Allianz Forum.

If you would like to attend an event, please register online, or send an email to Seating is limited, so please register well in advance of the lecture or event you would like to attend. We look forward to welcoming you at the Hans Arnhold Center.


Next Event

Wednesday, September 09, 2015, 07:30 pm | Humanities

The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present

According to Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel, the central challenge of science in the twenty-first century is to understand the human mind in biological terms. This investigation is important not only because it provides a deeper understanding of what makes us who we are, he says, but also because it makes possible a meaningful series of dialogues between brain science and other areas of knowledge. Kandel’s Richard von Weizsäcker Lecture focuses on how the new science of mind has begun to engage with a quite unexpected genre: figurative art—in particular, portraiture, and in a particular cultural period: modernism in Vienna, 1900.


Due to limited capacity, we are unfortunately no longer able to accept registrations for this event.