Rethinking American National Security
The biggest threat to America's national security comes not from abroad but from within, argues Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass, a Lloyd Cutler Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin in Spring 2014.
Elvis’s Army: Creating the Atomic Soldier in the 1950s
When Elvis Presley joined the US Army in 1958 it was an international event. Historian Brian Linn asks, What kind of army did Elvis join? What was its mission? How did it prepare for war? Why was it so fascinated with technology?
The Unheard Story of David and Goliath
A reading and lecture with New Yorker staff writer Malcom Gladwell at Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus from his book, The Unheard Story of David and Goliath, which uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed.
The Global Refugee Crisis
On February 5, 2016, the Foreign Policy program at The Brookings Institution hosted the American Academy in Berlin for the 2016 Richard C. Holbrooke Forum for a two-part public event focusing on the global refugee crisis. This public event took place at the close of a four-day workshop entitled “The Global Migration Crisis: Its Challenges to the United States, Europe and Global Order,” with a select group of legal and policy experts from around the world.