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Remembering Madeleine Albright (1937−2022)
The American Academy in Berlin mourns the passing of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
The Deutsche Bank Fellowship in Music Composition
The American Academy in Berlin and Deutsche Bank are proud to announce the establishment of The Deutsche Bank Fellowship in Music Composition.
The Spring 2022 Program
Download the spring 2022 program, featuring topics from the future of lithium to EU-China relations to the forever pandemic of global tobacco.

Recent Videos & Podcasts

Why the Road to Syrian Accountability Runs through Germany
Deborah Amos explains the importance of the Syrian war-crimes trial that opened at a court in Koblenz in late April 2020.
Geopolitics and Global Production Networks
Using the example of contemporary Asia-Pacific relations, Etel Solingen discusses how mounting protectionism, trade wars, economic statecraft, and geopolitical tensions might disrupt some of the benefits of complex global value chains.
Ending the Forever Pandemic of Global Tobacco
Howard Koh explores potential future regulatory strategies to bolster public health and thereby diminish the enormous economic and human costs of global tobacco consumption.
Presentation of Early Project Models and Discussion of Recent Developments Concerning the Dynamics of Future Physical Manifestations
Artist Eric Wesley discusses his latest work.
Is Russia a Verbrecherstaat? – A Perspective from International Law
Lawrence Douglas talks about the origin of the term "Verbrecherstaat," considers Russia's actions in light of the categories of aggressive war and atrocity, and explains the options and limitations of international law.
Tyrants, Invaders, Sinners: The Quest for Order in the Visigothic Kingdom, 507-711 CE
Damián Fernández investigates how forms of government evolved during the transition from antiquity to the Middle Ages.
Ambassador Martin Indyk in Conversation with Stefan Kornelius: Kissinger’s Art of Diplomacy in the Middle East and Ukraine
In this discussion, Stefan Kornelius, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Martin Indyk reflect on Master of the Game (Knopf, October 2021), Indyk’s offer of a provocative history of Kissinger’s diplomatic Middle East talks.
The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War

The Marshall Plan—the costly and ambitious initiative to revive Western Europe after World War II—marked the true beginning of the Cold War, argues Benn Steil. Using new Russian and American archival material, Steil shows that it was only after the launch of the 1947 plan…

Keynote: Ambassador Amy Gutmann

Dr. Amy Gutmann, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, was the keynote speaker at this year’s Richard C. Holbrooke Workshop, “Democracy Support in an Era of Democratic Erosion: A Transatlantic Discussion,” led by spring 2022 Berlin Prize Fellow Michael J. Abramowitz. Since it was established in 2013…

Russia in Ukraine III: Cauldron of a Nation
How should we understand Ukraine’s extraordinary determination? What affect is the war having on citizens' sense of national identity and historical understanding?
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