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.
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....
John W. Kluge Lecture
Gender, Genre & Pathetic Literature: A Reading
Eileen Myles’s anthology "Pathetic Literature" (2022) highlights the ways in which the “pathetic” has migrated to poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and theatrical writing....
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....
Fritz Stern Lecture
Friends or Something Else? Alliances in War and Peace
Margaret MacMillan examines the nature and dynamics of political alliances -- and why they succeed or fail....
U.S. Embassy Literature Series
Where Do Novels Come From? Lauren Groff and Lorrie Moore in Conversation with Gregor Dotzauer
Writers and spring 2023 Academy fellows Lorrie Moore and Lauren Groff discuss their works and craft....
Bayer Lecture in Health & Biotech
Truth and Trust in Public Health
Harvey V. Fineberg
Harvey Fineberg considers five dilemmas confronting public-health messaging....
Richard von Weizsäcker Lecture
Gina McCarthy in Discussion
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...
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....
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....
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?"...