Mary L. Schapiro, the former Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), on evolving regulatory and governance developments in the United States.
Javier Solana, Richard von Weizsäcker Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin in Ocotber 2014, discusses the question of responsibility in an interdependent world.
Dirk Ippen Fellow Jeffrey Goldberg speaks at the Academy about President Barack Obama’s policy in the Middle East and Europe, the focus of his most recent book project, which aims to explain the “diabolical complexities” of the Middle East.
Adam Ross, Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow in the fall 2014, gives a reading of his novel in progress, "Playworld", which draws on his experiences as a child actor.
The American Academy in Berlin welcomed its thirty-third class of fellows at the Hans Arnhold Center on September 18, 2014.
In his book The Zero Marginal Cost Society (Campus, 2014), social theorist Jeremy Rifkin argues that capitalism is becoming a victim of its own success: machines powered by alternative energies are undermining our sense of private property, taking away jobs, and turning consumers into free agents in a global “sharing economy.”
C. Fred Bergsten argues that Germany has an overwhelming number of reasons to make sure the euro succeeds, and that the Eurozone holds together through the crisis.
Jules Feiffer’s graphic novel Kill My Mother (W.W. Norton, August 2014), reaches back to his first obsessions, and it launches him into a form of graphic expression he says he was unable to find until the age of 80
Writer Jonathan Lethem reads from sections of his highly-acclaimed novel Dissident Gardens, depicting Miriam Zimmer as a teenager and after first making contact with her estranged father.
United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks about her journey from social housing in the Bronx to the bench of the United States Supreme Court.