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Remembering Vartan Gregorian (1934-2021)
The trustees and staff of the American Academy in Berlin mourn the passing of our friend and colleague Vartan Gregorian.
The 2020-21 Berlin Journal
The 2020-21 Berlin Journal features articles, essays, fiction, and drawings by Academy fellows and guests, with a focus section on race, power, and empire.
The Spring 2021 Program
Join us this spring for a new series of engaging lectures by our residential (and virtual) fellows and Distinguished Visitors. Download the spring 2021 program.

Recent Lecture Videos & Podcasts

Fellow Spotlight: Nathalie Peutz
Nathalie Peutz is a cultural anthropologist who has conducted wide-ranging, ethnographic research in Yemen, Djibouti, and Somaliland.
Fellow Spotlight: Nadnini Pandey
Nandini Pandey says that Rome recognized the pragmatic political and economic benefits of including and advancing constituent people regardless of race.
Being Black in Europe: Identity and Invisibility
Allison Blakely observes that while recent decades have witnessed visible achievements by individual black Europeans, the black population as a whole continues to experience a sense of invisibility.
America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
Robert B. Zoellick discusses his latest book, "America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy."
Who Is Classics For?
In this podcast episode, Nandini Pandey brings to light a more detailed picture of the heterogenous makeup of the ancient Roman world -- and what that means for our own.
Unpacking Biden’s Environmental Agenda – A Conversation with Todd Stern
The chief US negotiator for the Paris Climate Agreement discusses the Biden Administrations environmental policy.
The Language of Thieves: The Story of Rotwelsch and One Family’s Secret History
Martin Puchner on the "secret language" of Rotwelsch, which his own grandfather -- whom he later learned was a committed Nazi -- despised as a "language of thieves."
Fellow Spotlight: Alice Goff
Alice Goff is exploring the idea that a work of art can create modern liberal society.
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