At the American Academy, multimedia artist A.L. Steiner will work on her first artist monograph, for which she plans to utilize digital print-on-demand systems, as well as biodegradable and post-consumer supply-chain materials.
The fall 2017 Mary Ellen von der Heyden in Fiction V.V. Ganeshananthan, a journalist and fiction writer, is the author of Love Marriage (Random House, 2008). At the Academy, she will be working on her second novel, Movement, which draws on a decade of research on the Sri Lankan civil war, as well as her experience as a member of the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora.
On the evening of September 21, 2017, the Academy inaugurated the twentieth year of its fellowship program, welcoming the thirty-ninth class of fellows—a vibrant group of writers, artists, and scholars from across the United States. An introduction was delivered by Jutta Allmendinger, president of the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB).
On this edition of Beyond the Lecture, we sit down with artists Kerry James Marshall and Trenton Doyle Hancock for an extended discussion about painting, collage, and comics. We were lucky to have the two artists in the same place, and at the same time.
On June 20, 2017, the 2017 Henry A. Kissinger Prize was awarded to the German federal minister of finance, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble. The laudation was delivered by former US secretary of treasury Lawrence H. Summers.
Jill Abramson, former executive editor of the New York Times, sits down with the Academy's Beyond the Lecture series to discuss protecting quality news.
Stephen Hadley, former national security advisor to President George W. Bush, and Christoph Heusgen, chief foreign-policy advisor to the German chancellor, discuss the foundations and challenges to Atlantic security.
In the era of fake news, Jill Abramson, former executive editor of the New York Times and a passionate journalist, outlines why professional journalism must be protected and supported.
Musicologist Mark Pottinger illuminates the artistic goals of early nineteenth-century opera and the character of Romantic-era science.
The Enlightenment philosophers Moses Mendelssohn and Immanuel Kant were strong defenders of religious liberty; the state had no right to establish a preferred religious belief or practice. In this lecture, philosopher Paul Guyer defends of Mendelssohn against Kant on some of the finer points.