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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.


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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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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01 Nov 22

Nina Maria Gorrissen Lecture

Creativity and Resilience: Prison Art in Ming China, 1368-1644

In this talk, Ying Zhang examines the relationship between imprisonment and religious freedom....

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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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