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Erich Marx (1921-2020)
The American Academy in Berlin mourns the passing and celebrates the extraordinary life of Erich Marx, a longtime Academy friend and trustee.
Singing to Glaciers
In this podcast, cultural anthropologists Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe discuss their research into Icelandic traditions, melting glaciers, and a global sense of precariousness.
The 2020-21 Berlin Prize Fellows
Berlin Prize fellowships have been awarded to 21 US-based scholars, writers, and artists.
New Academy President: Ambassador Daniel Benjamin
The American Academy in Berlin has appointed Ambassador Daniel Benjamin as its new president. Benjamin is currently director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College.
The Spring 2020 Program
The spring 2020 program offers a wide-ranging selection of free public lectures and readings at the Hans Arnhold Center, in Berlin, and in several other German cities.
Remembering Richard K. Goeltz (1942-2020)
The American Academy in Berlin mourns the loss of trustee emeritus Richard K.Goeltz, who served the Academy as finance committee chair from 2008-2014.
Angela Merkel Receives the Henry A. Kissinger Prize
On January 21, 2020, Chancellor Angela Merkel received the Henry A. Kissinger Prize at an award ceremony at Charlottenburg Palace.
“Beyond the Lecture” Podcast with Claudia Rankine
Poet and playwright Claudia Rankine talks about conversations that feature in her forthcoming book—about race, privilege, and whiteness.
The Fall 2019 Berlin Journal
The thirty-third issue of the Berlin Journal features a suite of related essays on the fragility and composition of democracy, essays on literary history, work from the June 2019 Mellon workshop, and new fiction by Academy fellows.
The Fall 2019 Program
The fall 2019 program begins in mid-September and features a wide array of engaging topics. Download the PDF.
Welcoming the Fall 2019 Fellows
Academy supporters, friends, and colleagues gathered at the lakeside Hans Arnhold Center to welcome the fall 2019 class of fellows.
Reception for “Our Man”
Academy trustee Leah Joy Zell hosted a reception for George Packer for his new book, Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century,
Museums, Architecture, and Social Engagement
Daniel Weiss of The Met and Sir David Chipperfield on the role of museums and architecture in the service of the greater social good.
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