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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.


06 Oct 21

Head-to-Head: A Meeting of Inspired Minds

The Constitutional Foundation of Inequality in the United States

Bertrall Ross and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser examine how the framers of the U.S. Constitution to politically disempowered the poor....

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25 Oct 21

ONLINE: Berthold Leibinger Lecture

The Fifteenth Amendment and the Constitutionalization of Democratic Self-Governance in the United States

Bertrall Ross traces two centuries of English and American political thought that culminated in the adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment (1869)....

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09 Nov 21

ONLINE: Ellen Maria Gorrissen Lecture

The Constitution and Racial Repair

Joy Milligan illuminates the constitutional constraints, possibilities, and obligations for the United States government to redress its historical role in racial subordination....

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24 Nov 21

American Academy Lecture at Freie Universität Berlin

Overcoming the Constitutional Barriers to Economic Equality in the United States

Bertrall Ross discusses the intentional decision by the framers to the US Constitution to politically disempower the poor....

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

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