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18 Jun 24

The Crossroads of Democracy: Student Protests and the 2024 US Presidential Election

Daniel Benjamin, president of the American Academy in Berlin, discussed the campus turmoil of 2024 with student journalist Theo Baker, sociologist Nicholas Christakis, and pollster Laura Silver.

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13 Jun 24

Letters Home

In this illustrated lecture, Edmund de Waal explores his relationship with the idea of home through his writings and artistic practice.

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12 Jun 24

The Crossroads of Democracy: Foreign Policy Implications of the 2024 US Presidential Election

Majda Ruge and Jeremy Shapiro join Academy president Daniel Benjamin for an examination of the foreign policy implications of the 2024 US elections.

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28 May 24

Stripping Opera for Parts

Composer David Lang discusses how concentrating on opera’s component parts can move the field forward.

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22 May 24

American Academy in Berlin Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Video

Celebrating twenty-five years of fostering transatlantic bonds in the arts, scholarship, and public policy.

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16 May 24

Rising Anti-Semitism in a Global Context

In this inaugural Gahl Hodges Burt Lecture in Policy, Sharon Nazarian argues for the need to understand rising anti-semitism as a global trend.

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13 May 24

Navigating the Nuclear Future: Safety, Sustainability, and Security

Former US Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman discusses global developments in nuclear power generation and its risks.

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07 May 24

The New Right’s Cultural Politics

Johannes von Moltke illuminates the details and broader patterns of the New Right’s weaponization of culture on both sides of the Atlantic.

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06 May 24

Climate Change and Innovative Paths toward a More Sustainable Future

Steven Chu discusses the significant technical challenges and potential solutions to a more sustainable future.

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25 Apr 24

Dollar Dominance and the Future of American Power

In this talk, Mark Copelovitch looks at the sources of the dollar’s enduring dominance.

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