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. 


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Thursday, October 27, 2016, 07:30 pm | Foreign Policy

A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS

A Rage for Order is the first work of literary journalism to track the tormented legacy of what was once called the Arab Spring. In this recent book, New York Times Magazine contributing writer Robert F. Worth brings the history of the present to life through vivid stories and portraits, including that of a Libyan rebel who must decide whether to kill the Qaddafi-regime torturer who murdered his brother; a Yemeni farmer who lives in servitude to a dungeon-operating, poetry-writing chieftain; and an Egyptian doctor who is caught between his loyalty to the Muslim Brotherhood and his hopes for a new, tolerant democracy. A Rage for Order combines dramatic storytelling with an original analysis of Arab world today, capturing its psychic tensions and civil unrest.

Generously supported by Daimler-Fonds