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18 Jan 18

Welcoming the Spring 2018 Class of Fellows

The spring 2018 class of fellows present themselves and their projects while in residence at the Hans Arnold Center. Words of welcome by Michael P. Sternberg, president of the American Academy in Berlin, and welcoming remarks by Stephan-Andreas Casdorff, editor-in-chief of Der Tagesspiegel.

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09 Jan 18

Beyond the Lecture: Nicholas Eberstadt on North Korea

Nicholas Eberstadt discusses North Korea's reclusive regime, its supporting agents, and its recent relations with the US, Iran, and China.

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18 Dec 17

Beyond the Lecture: Charles Taylor

A discussion between American Academy Distinguished Visitor Charles Taylor and Academy fellow Dilip Gaonkar about democracy's decline.

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07 Dec 17

The Enigma of Angela Merkel

Author and journalist Kati Marton discusses her latest work-in-progress: a biography of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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01 Dec 17

Self-Portrait of an Ex-Black Man

Writer Thomas Chatterton Williams presents his work-in-progress, “Self-Portrait of an Ex-Black Man.”

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17 Nov 17

Democratic Degeneration: Three Easy Paths to Regression

Philosopher Charles Taylor, the Academy's fall 2017 Fritz Stern Lecturer, on how the meaning of democracy has changed over the past two centuries—and how it's faring now.

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16 Nov 17

Beyond the Lecture: Nicholas Eberstadt

On this episode of "Beyond the Lecture," we sat down with political scientist Nicholas Eberstadt to discuss the origins and causes of the decline of work for American men, the subject of his latest book.

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13 Nov 17

Fellow Spotlight: Aglaya Glebova

Art historian Aglaya Glebova examines five iconic yet little studied projects completed by Soviet avant-garde artists in the decade following Stalin’s rise to power.

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10 Nov 17

Not Here but Everywhere: A Graphic Novel between the Middle East and Mid-West

Özge Samanci’s graphic novel follows two characters in parallel: Helen, a 40-year-old American art history professor teaching in Istanbul, and Deniz, a 25-year-old Turkish graduate student in biochemisty in Athens, Ohio.

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07 Nov 17

Populism and the Pursuit of Dignity

Political theorist Dilip Gaonkar explores the resurgence of populism across the globe in the twenty-first century, covering a wide range of political and ideological positions.

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