The 2015 Henry A. Kissinger Prize
On the evening of June 17, 2015, the American Academy in Berlin presented the ninth annual Henry A. Kissinger Prize to former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and former German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher. It was the first time two winners were honored in the same year and the first time the award has gone to a non-German European. Among the 250 guests were Austrian President Heinz Fischer, Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Paolo Gentiloni, and US Ambassador John Emerson. The audience was welcomed by Gerhard Casper, president of the American Academy, and by honorary chairman Henry Kissinger, who spoke to the key roles President Napolitano and Minister Genscher played in establishing and protecting Europe’s postwar unity. Napolitano and Genscher’s achievements were detailed by the evening’s two laudators, Italian Constitutional Court Judge Giuliano Amato and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
The 2014 Henry A. Kissinger Prize
The eighth annual Henry A. Kissinger Prize was presented to the Honorable James A. Baker, III, sixty-first US secretary of state, on the evening of October 7, 2014. The award recognized Secretary Baker’s exemplary contributions to German reunification, the peaceful resolution of the Cold War, and his central role in international negotiations following the fall of the Berlin Wall. “Secretary Baker is a trusted friend, a remarkable public servant, and a seminal US Secretary of State,” Henry Kissinger said. “In a period of upheaval, when German reunification became possible, no one was confronted with a vaster array of challenges in so brief a period of time and handled them more masterfully.” Laudations by Wolfgang Schäuble, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, and John Kerry.
The American Academy's Twentieth-Anniversary Celebration
This special publication covers two remarkable days in October 2014 celebrating the American Academy in Berlin's twentieth-anniversary. On October 7, 2014,
Federal President Joachim Gauck and the Bundespräsidialamt invited the Academy’s board of trustees, key benefactors, and fall 2014 fellows to Schloss Bellevue for an afternoon lunch reception. Speeches delivered by President Gauck, Henry A. Kissinger, and Gary Smith emphasized the United States and Germany’s shared values and upcoming twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On the evening of October 8, two hundred invited guests gathered at the Hans Arnhold Center for the twentieth-anniversary celebration of the American Academy in Berlin – and a farewell to its founding executive director, Gary Smith, including a performance by Max Raabe, addresses by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the president of Bard College, Leon Botstein, and a series of inspired toasts.
Twentieth Anniversary Supplement in Der Tagesspiegel
The American Academy's twentieth-anniversary supplement in Der Tagesspiegel, published on October 1, 2014, featuring articles, speech excerpts, and stories from Anne Applebaum, Bill Clinton, Jeffrey Eugendies, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jonathan Franzen, Richard C. Holbrooke, Josef Joffe, Nicole Krauss, Angela Merkel, Gary Smith, Paul Volcker, and many more. Plus a photocollage of scenes from the Academy from the last two decades.
The 2013 Tagesspiegel Supplement
The fall 2013 American Academy Tagesspiegel supplement features a range of articles by fellows and guests of the 2013 - 2014 class and friends of the Academy. This issue includes Andrew Nathan on the future of China, Tara Zhara on the pre-Iron Curtain, a poem by Susan Stewart, and a short story by Ben Marcus, among other works by Academy fellows and visitors.
Fall 2012 Tagesspiegel Supplement
The fall 2012 American Academy Tagesspiegel supplement features a range of articles by fellows and guests of the 2012 - 2013 class and friends of the Academy. Featured are articles by Academy trustees John Kornblum on the future of US foreign policy and Josef Joffe reflecting on the American Academy, fall fellows David Bollier and Jonathan Laurance, and spring fellow Ronald Suny, among others.
The 2011 Henry A. Kissinger Prize
The 2011 Henry A. Kissinger Prize was awarded to Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl on Monday, May 16, for his extraordinary role in German reunification. The Kissinger Prize recognizes Dr. Kohl's masterly navigation of the Cold War's end, NATO's revised role, and his far-reaching vision for a unified and secure Europe. This special brochure contains Dr. Kohl's accpetance speech in German and English, as well as excerpts from speeches delivered by former US President Bill Clinton, World Bank president Robert Zoellick, and a selection of photographs.
Fall 2011 Tagesspiegel Supplement
The fall 2011 American Academy supplement to the Tagesspiegel features a range of articles by fellows of the 2011-2012 class, including pieces by Adam Haslett, Inga Markovits, Michael Geyer and Charles Bright, James Der Derian, and introductions to the work of artists Paul Pfeiffer and Leslie Hewitt. The supplement also features an overview of the year's fellows' and distinguished vistiors' individual projects, a listing of the public program, and an opening statement by executive director Gary Smith.
The supplement's articles are also available online in German and English on the website of Tagesspiegel.