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08 Feb 18

Surviving Berlin: An Oral History

A former co-chairman of the American Academy in Berlin, Karl M. von der Heyden discusses his book Surviving Berlin with former American Academy president Norman Pearlstine, who then moderates a discussion with Academy alumna Kira Thurman and historian Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann.

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31 Jan 18

Fellow Spotlight: Ussama Makdisi

Rice University historian Ussama Makdisi is working on a book about the history of coexistence and sectarianism in the modern Middle East.

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30 Jan 18

What Gets Amplified

Raven Chacon discusses his body of work, which explores the sounds of acoustic handmade instruments overdriven through electric systems, and the direct and indirect audio-feedback responses from their interactions.

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25 Jan 18

Fellow Spotlight: Amy Remensnyder

Historian Amy Remensnyder, of Brown University, is working on a microhistory of the tiny Mediterranean island of Lampedusa.

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23 Jan 18

Fellow Spotlight: Raven Chacon

Raven Chacon is a composer of chamber music, performer of experimental noise music, and installation artist.

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18 Jan 18

Welcoming the Spring 2018 Class of Fellows

The spring 2018 class of fellows present themselves and their projects while in residence at the Hans Arnold Center. Words of welcome by Michael P. Sternberg, president of the American Academy in Berlin, and welcoming remarks by Stephan-Andreas Casdorff, editor-in-chief of Der Tagesspiegel.

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09 Jan 18

Beyond the Lecture: Nicholas Eberstadt on North Korea

Nicholas Eberstadt discusses North Korea's reclusive regime, its supporting agents, and its recent relations with the US, Iran, and China.

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18 Dec 17

Beyond the Lecture: Charles Taylor

A discussion between American Academy Distinguished Visitor Charles Taylor and Academy fellow Dilip Gaonkar about democracy's decline.

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07 Dec 17

The Enigma of Angela Merkel

Author and journalist Kati Marton discusses her latest work-in-progress: a biography of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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01 Dec 17

Self-Portrait of an Ex-Black Man

Writer Thomas Chatterton Williams presents his work-in-progress, “Self-Portrait of an Ex-Black Man.”

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