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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.


Axel Springer Lecture

The Elusive Goal of Western Partnership with Russia

In this lecture, Professor Sarotte will draw from her most recent book, "Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate," to investigate what went wrong....

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11 Oct 22

Inga Maren Otto Concert

Anna Webber’s Simple Trio

Anna Webber's Simple Trio features bandmates John Hollenbeck on drums and Matt Mitchell on piano....

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12 Oct 22

Mercedes-Benz Lecture

Constructing the Right to Vote

In this talk, Joshua Sellers illustrates how voting is, in his words, “reactive” -- directed and defined by some who seek to limit the right rather than by those who advocate for it....

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13 Oct 22

Inaugural Leah Joy Zell Lecture

Starting with What’s There

Through an exploration of Studio Gang’s portfolio of work, Jeanne Gang will demonstrate how her practice uses the motto of “start with what’s there” to reveal the often-hidden potential of exi...

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18 Oct 22

Nina Maria Gorrissen Lecture in History

Herodotus and the Idea of Western Civilization: A 19th Century Story

In this lecture, Suzanne L. Marchand investigates both scholarly and popular nineteenth-century discussions of Herodotus’s Histories in Germany, Britain, and France....

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19 Oct 22

Anna-Maria Kellen Lecture

Music and the Anthropocene

Against the backdrop of current ecological thought, Rehding examines a few recent examples of music that actively raise awareness and attempt to change behavior....

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20 Oct 22

Mercedes-Benz Foreign Policy Forum

Strongmen: How They Rise, How They Rule, How They Fall

In this talk, Ruth Ben-Ghiat lays out the "authoritarian playbook" – violence, machismo, corruption, propaganda, and coercion, which strongmen use to obtain and stay in power....

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ESMT Open Lecture Series

Geopolitics and the Emerging Structure of Global Supply Chains

In this geopolitical talk, Etel Solingen will explore the emerging structure of global supply chains as a critical geopolitical link for transatlantic relations....

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

Please check back in late August for events taking place during the fall 2022 semester.

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