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Thursday, February 11, 2016 | Special Event

The Global Migration Crisis

The American Academy in Berlin at the Brookings Institution

On February 5, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted the American Academy in Berlin for the 2016 Richard C. Holbrooke Forum for a two-part public event focusing on the global refugee crisis.

This public event took place at the close of a four-day workshop entitled  “The Global Migration Crisis: Its Challenges to the United States, Europe and Global Order,” with...

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016 | Humanities

Fellow Spotlight: Corine Schleif

John P. Birkelund Lecture

Spring 2016 John P. Birkelund Fellow Corine Schleif is a professor of art history at Arizona State University. At the Academy, she is working on her book on the reception of Adam Kraft, a late-Gothic sculptor in Nuremberg, as a way to highlight the subjectivity of historiography. Chapters focus on the image of the artist in...

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016 | Humanities

Fellow Spotlight: Michèle Lowrie

Dirk Ippen Lecture

Michèle Lowrie is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classics and the College at the University of Chicago and Dirk Ippen Berlin Prize Fellow.

Watch Professor Lowrie introduce her current reseach project "Security, a Roman Metaphor."

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Friday, February 05, 2016 | Architecture

World Ornament: Adornment on a Global Scale

Berthold Leibinger Lecture

Architectural historian Spyros Papapetros’s lecture on February 2 focused on, among much else, the theorization of bodily adornment by Emil Selenka, renowned evolutionist and anthropologist, and his wife, Lenore Selenka, a prominent feminist, pacifist, zoologist, and amateur anthropologist, who collected a large...

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016 | Special Event

The Global Migration Crisis

The American Academy in Berlin at the Brookings Institution

Across the globe, government officials and human rights and humanitarian groups are confronting a migration event of the first magnitude. The social and political disarray in the Middle East has displaced millions of Near Eastern and North African migrants, who have made their way to neighboring countries and Europe. Central American and Mexican migration has tested the United States’...

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Monday, February 01, 2016 | Architecture

Fellow Spotlight: Spyros Papapetros

Spyros Papapetros is Associate Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University. He is the Berthold Leibinger Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.

Watch him introduce his current project World Ornament: Adornment on a Global Scale.

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Friday, January 22, 2016 | The Berlin Prize

The Spring 2016 Fellows Presentation

Welcoming an eclectic group of American scholars, artists, and writers

The American Academy in Berlin welcomed its thirty-fifth class of fellows at the Hans Arnhold Center on the frosty evening of January 21, 2016. Attended by professionals from academia, journalism, the arts, business, and policy, and joined by a number of the Academy's trustees, supporters, and friends, the spring 2016 Fellows Presentation began with a conversation between esteemed press...

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Monday, January 04, 2016 |

The Winter 2016 Program

American Academy in Berlin
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Monday, December 14, 2015 | Humanities

Nature and Culture in the Kamasutra

American Academy Lecture

The Kamasutra, composed in the third century CE, is the world’s most famous textbook of erotic love. For its time, it was astonishingly sophisticated and, even today, there is nothing like it. Still, it is all but ignored as a serious work in its country of origin—sometimes taken as a matter of national shame rather than pride—and in the rest of the world it is a...

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Monday, December 07, 2015 | Humanities

Capitalism, Temporality, and the Crisis of Labor

Ellen Maria Gorrissen Lecture

The onging global economic crisis has laid bare the contradictory and shaky character of contemporary capitalism, says Moishe Postone, the Ellen Maria Gorrissen Fellow at the Academy this semester. Yet the essentially inchoate responses to the crisis have dramatically revealed the absence of a robust conceptualization of...

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