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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.


05 Mar 21

ONLINE: Berthold Leibinger Lecture

Displacement in the Horn of Africa: Racialization, Migration, and the United Nations

Nathalie Peutz examines contemporary encounters between Yemeni “refugees,” racialized as Arab, and Ethiopian “migrants,” racialized as African, in a port town of Djibouti....

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16 Mar 21

ONLINE: Richard C. Holbrooke Lecture

Rethink, Reset, Recalibrate: U.S.-China Relations from Donald Trump to Joe Biden

Elizabeth Economy will evaluate the current status of the U.S.-China relationship and take a look at the overall strategic direction and policy priorities likely to change--or not--under a Biden admin...

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18 Mar 21

ONLINE: Airbus Lecture

Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut

Nicholas Schmidle takes a closer look at the test pilots, engineers, and visionaries behind Virgin Galactic’s campaign to build a space tourism company....

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23 Mar 21

ONLINE: Axel Springer Lecture

Age of Emergency: Colonial Violence at the End of the British Empire

Erik Linstrum discusses the networks of activists, soldiers, journalists, filmmakers, and others who bridged the gap between the conflict zones of empire and everyday life in Britain....

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ONLINE: Panel Discussion

The U.S.-Israel Relationship Under President Biden

The American Academy in Berlin and the German-Israeli Association (Bonn) will hold a discussion event on the U.S.-Israel relationship under President Biden....

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25 Mar 21

ONLINE: Daimler Lecture

Harun Farocki: Forms of Intelligence between Text and Image

In this talk, Nora Alter takes a close look at filmmaker and critic Harun Farocki’s early writings....

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13 Apr 21
14 Apr 21

ONLINE: Kurt Viermetz Lecture

Unpacking Biden’s Environmental Agenda – a Conversation with Todd Stern

Todd Stern sheds a light on President Biden’s environmental agenda, discussing the challenges the Biden-Harris administration faces....

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We hope you enjoyed the American Academy in Berlin’s fall 2020 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 January for the listing of events taking place during the spring 2021 semester.

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