21 Jan 15

The American Academy in Berlin heartily welcomed its thirty-fourth class of fellows at the Hans Arnhold Center on the evening of January 19, 2015. Attended by professionals from the worlds of academia, journalism, the arts, business, and politics, as well as a number of the Academy’s trustees, supporters, and friends, the spring 2015 Fellows Presentation began with introductions by trustee Josef Joffe, of Die Zeit, who welcomed the Academy’s incoming president, Gerhard Casper. Professor Casper, the former president of Stanford University and longtime dean of the University of Chicago Law School, in turn welcomed the evening’s keynote speaker, Lorraine Daston, the director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Following her warm words of welcome, the spring class of fellows introduced themselves and delivered short descriptions of their current projects.