Charles Hirschkind's project centers around the following questions: How do historical narratives about Spain’s Islamic heritage shape the vantage point from which contemporary questions about Europe’s Muslim minorities are addressed? How do the historical sensibilities, attitudes, and practices that ambivalently link the Spanish nation to its Muslim past open up a unique set of present possibilities for conceptualizing and addressing the so-called “Muslim problem” in Europe today? A look at the social and political processes that mediate and sustain an active relation to Europe’s Islamic heritage.
The 2013 Henry A. Kissinger Prize will be awarded posthumously to Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist (* 6/10/1922; † 3/8/2013), founder of the Munich Security Conference, in recognition of his lifetime devotion to fostering critical dialogue on vital security issues and strengthening the transatlantic relationship. »
On the evening of May 16, 2013, at the Hans Arnhold Center, the American Academy announced the establishment of the Inga Maren Otto Berlin Prize in Music Composition during a composer talk and a dinner honoring Inga Maren Otto, with friends and trustees. Following the announcement, the Academy's current fellow in music composition, Gene Coleman, discussed his work with the artistic director of MaerzMusik, Matthias Osterwold. »
From Bosnia in 1993 to Syria in 2013, the issue of humanitarian intervention has been at the center of international politics, in particular the right to intervene in sovereign states. As a member of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, foreign policy expert Michael G. »
An innovative manipulator of synthetic materials into forms and images, English-born artist Tony Cragg, director of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, is best known for his sculpture series "Early Forms and Rational Beings" and, prior, for his experimental use of materials, among them found items and raw matter. »
The invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003 and the political system it institutionalized added new layers to an already complex and crowded history of violence with multiple villains and multitudes of victims. »