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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.


The Fall 2020 Berlin Prize

Presentation of the Fall 2020 Fellows

The American Academy in Berlin is proud to present its fall 2020 class of fellows. This year's Fellows Presentation will take place online....

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23 Sep 20

Knowing Each Other? Mutual Perceptions Across the Atlantic

Road to Election Night & Beyond

Ambassadors Emily Haber and John B. Emerson will share their assessment of how Americans currently perceive their German partners across the Atlantic....

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24 Sep 20

John W. Kluge Discussion

Washington Disrupted: Trump, the Election, and What Comes Next

Susan Glasser discusses the upcoming US presidential election and what it means for American international leadership....

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29 Sep 20

American Academy Lecture

The U.S. 2020 Elections: Trump Redux or Change?

In this online talk, David Brady outlines the forces determining Trump’s chances in the upcoming presidential election, along with the factors working for and against his campaign....

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Axel Springer Lecture

Travels Beyond the Margins: A Journey with Refugees from Afghanistan to Europe

Journalist Matthieu Aikins will discuss his forthcoming book and what the future holds for the world's refugees....

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Foreign Policy Forum

American Diplomacy and the Post-Pandemic World

Ambassador William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, argues that the post-pandemic world poses a massive test for American statecraft....

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06 Oct 20

Andrew W. Mellon Lecture in the Humanities

James Baldwin’s Ambivalent Encounters with Africa

In this talk, Laila Amine critically assesses American writer James Baldwin’s encounters with West Africans and North Africans to challenge longstanding presumptions....

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Head-to-Head: A Meeting of Inspired Minds

Dreaming of Bigotry’s End

Mosi Secret and Ambassador Daniel Benjamin will discuss current race relations in the US, as citizens and communities grapple with ways to foster and teach tolerance....

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15 Oct 20

Fifty-One Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law

Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton confronts misperceptions about constitutional law....

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