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The 2021 Henry A. Kissinger Prize
The 2021 Henry A. Kissinger Prize has been awarded to General James N. Mattis, twenty-sixth U.S. Secretary of Defense.
The 2021-22 Berlin Journal
The 2021-22 Berlin Journal features a range of essays, stories, and artwork by this year's class of fellows. Happy reading!
The Fall 2021 Program
Download the fall 2021 program, featuring topics from the future of money to Merkel's legacy to America's first drag queen.

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Tapped Out: What Do We Owe the World’s Coal Regions?
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In diesem Vortrag bietet Prof. Shira Brisman eine alternative Erzählung der künstlerischen Vererbung.
The Origins of Intellectual Property in German Renaissance Art
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Seeing, Sensing, Feeling: Sexual Subjects, Precarious Lives
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The 2021 Henry A. Kissinger Prize
On November 18, the American Academy in Berlin awarded the 2021 Henry A. Kissinger Prize to General James N. Mattis, former United States Secretary of Defense (2017-2019).
The Constitution and Racial Repair
In this lecture, Joy Milligan illuminates the constitutional constraints, possibilities, and obligations for the United States government to redress its historical role in racial subordination.
Fellow Spotlight: Juana María Rodríguez
Juana María Rodríguez traces the figure of the Latina sex worker across a range of texts that combine biography with visual forms of representation.
The Family Chao: A Novel
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Confronting the COVID-19 Pandemic
Howard Koh discusses how public health systems have to be rebuilt and revitalized in order for the world to move past this pandemic.
Kurt Vonnegut: How Being in the Firebombing of Dresden as a Prisoner of War Shaped His Vision and Work
Suzanne McConnell explains how Kurt Vonnegut’s suffering informed the writer’s sense of ambiguity and irony, hatred of dogma, and quick, dark humor.
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