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17 January 20

BERLIN—January 17, 2020: The American Academy in Berlin is pleased to announce that the Henry A. Kissinger Prize will be awarded to Chancellor Angela Merkel. The award ceremony will take place on the evening of January 21, 2020, in the Great Orangery of Charlottenburg Palace.

Download the Academy’s press announcement in English and/or German. For use in any advance press coverage, you may download a hi-res photo of Chancellor Angela Merkel (Credit: Bundesregierung / Steffen Kugler).

Coverage of the Henry A. Kissinger Prize ceremony will be provided on this website after January 21, 2020.

7 May 19

BERLIN—May 7, 2019: The American Academy in Berlin has awarded Berlin Prizes—semester-long fellowships in Berlin—to twenty-one scholars, writers, and artists for fall 2019 and spring 2020.

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3 May 18

BERLIN—May 3, 2018—The American Academy in Berlin has awarded the 2018 Henry A. Kissinger Prize to United States Senator John McCain (R-AZ). The prize was privately bestowed, and there will be no award ceremony.

The prize, which is awarded annually to a renowned figure in the field of international diplomacy, recognizes Senator McCain for his principled leadership throughout six decades of public service, his unwavering political courage, and a persistent ability to rally colleagues to bipartisan solutions to some of the most difficult challenges facing the United States. On the world stage, Senator McCain has long advocated for a strong, confident European Union, a robust and committed NATO, and the steeled continuation of the transatlantic alliance.

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10 Jan 18

BERLIN—January 10, 2018—The American Academy in Berlin has been awarded a grant of $1.4 million from the New York-based Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish the new Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, which will fund two residential fellows per academic year for an initial period of three years.

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