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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.


Lloyd Cutler Lecture

Illiberal Human Rights?

Gráinne de Búrca traces how two recent ideological developments aim to reconfigure the international human-rights order into an illiberal rights regime....

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04 Apr 23

John W. Kluge Lecture

Gender, Genre, and Pathetic Literature

Eileen Myles’s anthology "Pathetic Literature" (2022) highlights the ways in which the “pathetic” has migrated to poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and theatrical writing....

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Fritz Stern Lecture

Friends or Something Else? Alliances in War and Peace

Margaret MacMillan examines the nature and dynamics of political alliances -- and why they succeed or fail....

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18 Apr 23

U.S. Embassy Literature Series

Lauren Groff and Lorrie Moore in Conversation

Writers and spring 2023 Academy fellows Lorrie Moore and Lauren Groff discuss their works and craft....

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20 Apr 23

Bayer Lecture in Health & Biotech

Truth and Trust in Public Health

Harvey Fineberg considers five dilemmas confronting public-health messaging....

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24 Apr 23

American Academy Lecturer

Gina McCarthy in Discussion

The former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and first National Climate Advisor discusses how to turn the climate crisis into an opportunity...

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Richard C. Holbrooke Lecture

Europe in an Age of Economic Warfare

Abraham Newman details how the chokepoints of the global economy have become a battlefield....

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27 Apr 23

American Academy Lecture

Sustaining Democracies: The Role Of Conversations Across Difference

Ronald Crutcher asks, "Why has it has become increasingly impossible for people to have authentic conversations across different political or ideological perspectives?"...

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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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