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Remembering Wolfgang Mayrhuber (1947-2018)
Remembering Wolfgang Mayrhuber (1947-2018)

The American Academy in Berlin mourns the passing of Wolfgang Mayrhuber, seen in the above photo on the left, speaking with Die Zeit editor/publisher Josef Joffe). Mayrhuber, who spent 45 years with Lufthansa, is a former Academy trustee, longtime friend, and close adviser. Our thoughts…

Remembering George H.W. Bush (1924-2018)
Remembering George H.W. Bush (1924-2018)

The American Academy in Berlin mourns the passing of former US president George H.W. Bush, a longtime friend and inspirational leader. President Bush was last at the American Academy in 2008, when he received the Henry A. Kissinger Prize.  Kissinger said on the occasion of…

Possibly one of the coolest forums in the country. - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

We must fight for transatlantic institutions like the American Academy in Berlin, which forges and preserves the bonds that help keep the free world vibrant, safe, and decent. - Roger Cohen, New York Times columnist and American Academy alumnus

I found my time at the American Academy to be an enormously rich intellectual experience. - Thomas Friedman

The American Academy in Berlin, located directly on Lake Wannsee, resides in one of the most beautiful properties in Berlin and organizes some of the most interesting events in the German capital. - Cicero Magazine

The American Academy in Berlin is the world's most important center for American intellectual life outside the United States.  Der Spiegel

Transatlantic partnership at a high intellectual level, in the style of mutual respect.
— Süddeutsche Zeitung​

Given the temper of our times, the Academy’s role is more important in 2017 than even my husband might have imagined in 1994. — Kati Marton, Author and Journalist

It is difficult to imagine a more inspirational, daring, and rewarding place to engage the mind than the salon on the Wannsee. — The Washington Post

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