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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.
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.
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.
Next Generation

What was like to be the first black person at an all-white private school in the American South? In this…

Remembering George P. Shultz (1920-2021)
The American Academy in Berlin mourns the passing and celebrates the life of longtime friend and supporter George P. Shultz.
The Fall 2020 Program
The fall 2020 program features talks on the presidential election, US diplomacy, and an array of topics in the arts and humanities.
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.
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