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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 Berlin Prize

Presentation of the Spring 2023 Berlin Prize Fellows

An introduction to the class of spring 2023 and their Academy projects....

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16 Feb 23

Ellen Maria Gorrissen Lecture

Historical Fiction in an Age of Misinformation

Novelist Lauren Groff on fiction, reality, and the age of misinformation...

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James N. Mattis Lecture

War, Peace, and the International System after Ukraine

Jeffrey Feltman discusses international support for the evolution of the UN and the broader postwar multilateral architecture....

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23 Feb 23

Bayer Lecture in Health & Biotech

Confronting the Threats of Antimicrobial Resistance

Mary Wilson addresses the main drivers of antimicrobial resistance through a One Health perspective....

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28 Feb 23

Axel Springer Lecture

The Future of Water

Cymene Howe considers the direct connections between melting Arctic ice and the plight of coastal cities facing sea-level rise....

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Stephen M. Kellen Lecture

Cold Peace: Avoiding the New Cold War

Michael Doyle assesses the tectonic shifts threatening a global order that has held for more than seventy years....

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13 Mar 23

Gerhard Casper Lecture

The Russia Within

Paul Werth looks at Russia’s historical territorial scope and a few central issues surrounding its questioning of national borders today....

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Ellen Maria Gorrissen Lecture

Turkish Artistic Practices in West Berlin

Ela Gezen takes a closer look at the Turkish artists, intellectuals, and academics who founded numerous associations in West Berlin throughout the 1970s and '80s....

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21 Mar 23

Marcus Bierich Lecture

The Curious Case of Trautonium and the Early Years of Electronic Music

Myles Jackson explains Friedrich Trautwein’s 1930 strange invention of the trautonium....

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28 Mar 23

John P. Birkelund Lecture

The Power of the “Reich” in the German Imagination

John Connelly explores the long-term consequences of Germany’s emergence as a nation that was at once imperial and ethnic....

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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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