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17 Feb 18

Beyond the Lecture: Derek Chollet

An interview with Airbus Distinguished Visitor Derek Chollet, the executive vice president of the German Marshall Fund, on the Trump administration, issues facing US security, and the state of the transatlantic relationship.

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15 Feb 18

US-German Relations One Year Later

A discussion about the state of US-German relations, moderated by German director general of foreign affairs, Thomas Bagger, with Derek Chollet (German Marshall Fund); Jörg Lau (DIE ZEIT); Daniela Schwarzer (German Council on Foreign Relations); and Angela Stent (Georgetown University)

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13 Feb 18

A Brief History of Anti-Sectarianism in the Arab World

Ussama Makdisi discusses the now-obscured Arab tradition of anti-sectarianism, an ethical stance that promotes a cohesive and emancipated political community that transcends religious difference.

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12 Feb 18

Fellow Spotlight: Josh Kun

Josh Kun is exploring how the production of sound and music are related to contemporary global migrations, expulsions, and detainments.

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12 Feb 18

Fellow Spotlight: Ran Ortner

Visual artist Ran Ortner is known for his realistic paintings of foaming waves and turbulent movement of opalescent sea water, motifs inspired by decades of surfing.

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08 Feb 18

Surviving Berlin: An Oral History

A former co-chairman of the American Academy in Berlin, Karl M. von der Heyden discusses his book Surviving Berlin with former American Academy president Norman Pearlstine, who then moderates a discussion with Academy alumna Kira Thurman and historian Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann.

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31 Jan 18

Fellow Spotlight: Ussama Makdisi

Rice University historian Ussama Makdisi is working on a book about the history of coexistence and sectarianism in the modern Middle East.

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30 Jan 18

What Gets Amplified

Raven Chacon discusses his body of work, which explores the sounds of acoustic handmade instruments overdriven through electric systems, and the direct and indirect audio-feedback responses from their interactions.

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25 Jan 18

Fellow Spotlight: Amy Remensnyder

Historian Amy Remensnyder, of Brown University, is working on a microhistory of the tiny Mediterranean island of Lampedusa.

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23 Jan 18

Fellow Spotlight: Raven Chacon

Raven Chacon is a composer of chamber music, performer of experimental noise music, and installation artist.

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