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26 Apr 22

Tyrants, Invaders, Sinners: The Quest for Order in the Visigothic Kingdom, 507-711 CE

Damián Fernández investigates how forms of government evolved during the transition from antiquity to the Middle Ages.

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25 Apr 22

Ambassador Martin Indyk in Conversation with Stefan Kornelius: Kissinger’s Art of Diplomacy in the Middle East and Ukraine

In this discussion, Stefan Kornelius, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Martin Indyk reflect on Master of the Game (Knopf, October 2021), Indyk’s offer of a provocative history of Kissinger’s diplomatic Middle East talks.

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21 Apr 22
19 Apr 22

The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War

The Marshall Plan—the costly and ambitious initiative to revive Western Europe after World War II—marked the true beginning of the Cold War, argues Benn Steil. Using new Russian and American archival material, Steil shows that it was only after the launch of the 1947 plan “that both sides . . . became irrevocably committed to…

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13 Apr 22

Keynote: Ambassador Amy Gutmann

Dr. Amy Gutmann, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, was the keynote speaker at this year’s Richard C. Holbrooke Workshop, “Democracy Support in an Era of Democratic Erosion: A Transatlantic Discussion,” led by spring 2022 Berlin Prize Fellow Michael J. Abramowitz. Since it was established in 2013 in memory of the Academy’s founder, the annual Workshop aims…

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12 Apr 22

Russia in Ukraine III: Cauldron of a Nation

How should we understand Ukraine’s extraordinary determination? What affect is the war having on citizens' sense of national identity and historical understanding?

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07 Apr 22

Rethinking Work: Meeting the Challenges of the Robot and AI Revolution

In this talk, Benjamin Friedman discusses whether the next generation of workers faces a genuine threat from advancing workplace technology.

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07 Apr 22

Fellow Spotlight: Damián Fernández

Damián Fernández undertakes a reassessment of how historians and modern political theorists have approached the question of government and the formation of polities during the transitions from Antiquity to the Middle Ages – focusing specifically on the Visigothic Kingdom of Toledo (507-711 CE).

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06 Apr 22

Law, Order, and Inequality in Global Political Economy

In this lecture, David Kennedy investigates the current global role of law.

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05 Apr 22

More Than Jewels: A Judeo–⁠Muslim Potential History

Ariella Aïsha Azoulay questions the double disappearance of Jews from North Africa and the history of French colonization in Algeria.

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