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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.
All American Academy Events Postponed
As part of the public health effort to help to contain the spread of COVID-19, the American Academy in Berlin has postponed all public events until May 10, 2020.
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.
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.
James Kirchick on the End of Europe
At an Academy Breakfast Discussion, Brookings Institution fellow James Kirchick discussed his less-than-cheery views of Europe's future.
Announcing the 2019-20 Class of Berlin Prize Fellows
BERLIN—May 7, 2019—The American Academy in Berlin has awarded Berlin Prizes—semester-long fellowships in Berlin—to twenty scholars, writers, and artists for fall 2019 and spring 2020.
President Steinmeier Delivers the 2019 Fritz Stern Lecture
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier delivered the 2019 Fritz Stern Lecture, entitled "Über Demokratie und Vernunft."
The Spring 2019 Program
From the written world to monuments of nature to the language of sexual safety. The spring 2019 program.
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