Monday, December 12, 2016, 07:30 pm | Economics

The Populist Turn in American Politics

Populism is not a new phenomenon in the United States. In this lecture, economist Barry Eichengreen will review a century and more of economic populism in America and place the historic November 2016 election of Donald Trump as President of the United States in that historical context. He will analyze how mainstream American politicians and institutions have responded to populist movements in the past, and identify circumstances and approaches that have enabled them to respond more -- and less -- successfully to the populist challenge.

Monday, December 12, 2016, 08:00 pm | Arts and Culture

Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin Read from The Tilted World

Join the American Academy in Berlin, the United States Embassy, and the English Theatre Berlin for the next installment of the US Embassy's Literature series, featuring a reading by Beth Ann Fennelly and Academy fellow Tom Franklin. The couple will read from and discuss their forthcoming novel The Tilted World as well as from their own forthcoming works.

More information and tickets are available via the English Theatre Berlin website:

Tickets € 8 / school groups free if they register with

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | The Berlin Prize

Presentation of the Spring 2017 Fellows


The Spring 2017 Class of Berlin Prize Fellows:

Molly Antopol
Writer; Jones Lecturer of Creative Writing, Stanford University

Kate Brown
Professor of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

Paul Guyer
Jonathan Nelson Professor of Humanities and Philosophy, Brown University

Trenton Doyle Hancock
Artist, Houston

Adam Johnson
Writer; Phil and Penny Knight Professor in Creative Writing, Stanford University

Harry Liebersohn
Professor of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thessia Machado
Sound Artist and Composer, New York

Virág Molnár
Associate Professor of Sociology, The New School for Social Research

Jane O. Newman
Professor of Comparative Literature and European Languages and Studies, University of California, Irvine

Mark A. Pottinger

Associate Professor of Music, Visual and Performing Arts, Manhattan College

Aili Mari Tripp
Professor of Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 07:30 pm | Arts and Culture
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mining the unsound

Thessia Machado, Sound Artist and Composer, New York

In cooperation with the CTM / transmediale Vorspiel

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 07:30 pm | Humanities
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Christian Existentialism and a Jewish Life: The Worlds of Erich Auerbach

Jane O. Newman, Professor of Comparative Literature and European Languages and Studies, University of California, Irvine