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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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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
Lan Samantha Chang discusses her forthcoming novel, "The Family Chao"
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.
Methods of Inquiry 1965-Present
Gary Kuehn discusses his work in the context of the radically changing art world in the 1960s-70s.
The Art of Graphic Resurrection
Amy Kurzweil shares her approach to the graphic memoir.
The Fifteenth Amendment and the Constitutionalization of Democratic Self-Governance in the United States
Bertrall Ross traces competing conceptions of self-government that evolved over two centuries of English and American political thought, culminating in the adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment in 1869.
Fellow Spotlight: Alec MacGillis
Alec MacGillis asks what we owe the world's coal regions.
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