On the evening of September 29 architectural historian Vladimir Kulić, this semester's Axel Springer Fellow, discussed the production of space in socialist Yugoslavia in the context of its non-aligned globalization. While a number of scholars have recently posited the Cold War as an important stage in the history of...read more >>
On Thursday, September 24, Mary Cappello presented a multi-modal reading drawn from her new writing on “mood”—a suite of lyric essays and experimental prose that allows for mood’s mercurial nature, gives free play to mood’s pre-conscious origins, and follows the lead of its kinship with “...read more >>
The fall 2015 fellows presentation took place on September 17 at the American Academy's Hans Arnhold Center, with opening remarks by Gerhard Casper and welcoming remarks by Hermann Parzinger, president of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz.read more >>
The Regierende Bürgermeister of Berlin, Michael Müller, paid the American Academy an official visit on September 18. Mayor Müller, Dr. Volker Pellet (his chief of protocol), Esther Keller (Berlin Office of Foreign Affairs), Academy COO Christian Diehl, and Academy President Gerhard Casper had a very friendly and productive exchange about the relationship between the American Academy...read more >>
Dr. Eric Kandel (pictured here with Academy president, Gerhard Casper) was at the American Academy in Berlin from September 8 to 10 to deliver the semester's Richard von Weizsäcker Lecture, on the evening of September 9. Before an audience of over 200 guests, Kandel, a Nobel Laureate, discussed how the new biological science...read more >>
The American Academy in Berlin has awarded Berlin Prizes – semester-long fellowships in Berlin – to twenty-one artists, historians, literary scholars, and writers for fall 2015 and spring 2016. In addition, the American Academy's independent music and art juries also awarded fellowships for 2016 and 2017.
The American Academy’s Chairman Gahl Hodges Burt said:...read more >>
Martin Dimitrov, a spring 2012 Academy alumnus and chair of the Richard C. Holbrooke Forum's summer 2015 workshop, Authoritarianism in a Global Context, is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director...read more >>
The American Academy welcomes Professor Gerhard Casper, who begins his work as the Academy’s president on July 1, 2015.
Professor Casper, a former president of Stanford University, was born in Hamburg, Germany. He studied law at the Universities of Hamburg and Freiburg and at Yale Law School and immigrated to the US to take up a faculty appointment at the University of California...read more >>
Professor Gerhard Casper is the incoming President of the American Academy in Berlin and the former President of Stanford University. The following is his introduction to the 2015 Henry Kissinger Prize, honoring former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and former German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher:
"Presidents, Ministers, Excellencies, Dear Friends and Supporters of...read more >>
This year’s Henry A. Kissinger Prize was awarded on the evening of June 17 to former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and to former German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher for their contributions to healing the wounds of World War II, bringing Europe closer together and tightening the transatlantic bond.
Austrian President Heinz Fischer, Italian Foreign Affairs Minister...read more >>