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Attending American Academy Events: Special COVID-19 Policies and Requirements

The health and safety of our fellows, guests, and staff are of utmost importance to us. The American Academy in Berlin meets or exceeds all health requirements and mandates by the Berlin state and German federal governments. The American Academy in Berlin’s COVID-19 policies and requirements regarding event attendance may be found here. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

03 Apr 23

American Academy Online Discussion

An Unprecedented Indictment, A World of Political Turmoil

A discussion with Edward Luce, US national editor at the "Financial Times," and Harry Litman, former United States attorney and deputy assistant attorney general....

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04 Apr 23

John W. Kluge Lecture

Gender, Genre & Pathetic Literature: A Reading

Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles’s anthology "Pathetic Literature" (2022) highlights the ways in which the “pathetic” has migrated to poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and theatrical writing....

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17 Apr 23

Head-to-Head: A Meeting of Inspired Minds

History of Russia’s Imperial Ambitions

Paul W. Werth

Territorial ambitions and the imperial character of Russia's conception of itself as a nation....

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Fritz Stern Lecture

Friends or Something Else? Alliances in War and Peace

Margaret MacMillan

Margaret MacMillan examines the nature and dynamics of political alliances -- and why they succeed or fail....

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18 Apr 23

U.S. Embassy Literature Series

Where Do Novels Come From? Lauren Groff and Lorrie Moore in Conversation with Gregor Dotzauer

Lorrie Moore

Writers and spring 2023 Academy fellows Lorrie Moore and Lauren Groff discuss their works and craft....

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20 Apr 23

Bayer Lecture in Health & Biotech

Truth and Trust in Public Health

Harvey V. Fineberg

Harvey Fineberg considers five dilemmas confronting public-health messaging....

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24 Apr 23

Richard von Weizsäcker Lecture

Gina McCarthy in Discussion

Gina McCarthy

The former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and first National Climate Advisor discusses how to turn the climate crisis into an opportunity...

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Richard C. Holbrooke Lecture

Europe in an Age of Economic Warfare

Abraham L. Newman

Abraham Newman details how the chokepoints of the global economy have become a battlefield....

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26 Apr 23

Lisa and Heinrich Arnhold Lecture

Black Radical Histories

Tiffany N. Florvil

Tiffany Florvil discusses Black radical actors in Germany who advanced politics and showed Germany was a key hub for the transnational Black diaspora....

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27 Apr 23

American Academy Lecture

Sustaining Democracies: The Role Of Conversations across Difference

Ronald A. Crutcher

Ronald Crutcher asks, "Why has it has become increasingly impossible for people to have authentic conversations across different political or ideological perspectives?"...

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We hope you enjoyed the American Academy in Berlin’s fall 2022 semester of lectures, readings, peformances, and discussions. If you missed any of these events or would like to watch them again, please visit our Video/Audio archive.

Please check back in mid-January for events taking place during the spring 2023 semester.

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