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03 Apr 23

An Unprecedented Indictment, A World of Political Turmoil

A discussion with "Financial Times" US national editor and columnist Edward Luce, and former US attorney and deputy assistant attorney general Harry Litman. Moderated by Daniel Benjamin, president of the American Academy in Berlin.

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30 Mar 23

Illiberal Human Rights?

Gráinne de Búrca maps out two recent sets of ideological developments and traces how they have sought to reconfigure the postwar international human-rights order into an illiberal rights regime.

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29 Mar 23

Past & Future Cold Wars: Lessons for Winners and Losers

Fred Kaplan discusses how this not-really-quite-a-new-Cold-War is likely to shape the international landscape for decades to come.

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28 Mar 23

The Power of the “Reich” in the German Imagination

John Connelly explores the long-term consequences of Germany’s emergence as a nation that was at once imperial and ethnic.

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22 Mar 23

Fellow Spotlight: Tiffany N. Florvil

Tiffany Florvil is working on an intellectual biography of May Ayim (1960-96), who became one of the most important Black German thinkers, poets, and activists of the postwar period.

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21 Mar 23

The Curious Case of the Trautonium and the Early Years of Electronic Music

Myles Jackson details the interdisciplinary scientific research that culminated in Friedrich Trautwein’s 1930 invention of the trautonium, an electronic music instrument that could mimic human vowel sounds.

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16 Mar 23

Turkish Artistic Practices in West Berlin

Ela Gezen on the Turkish artists, intellectuals, and academics who founded numerous associations in West Berlin throughout the 1970s and 80s.

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15 Mar 23

Fellow Spotlight: Cristina Rivera Garza

Cristina Rivera Garza's most recent book is "Liliane’s Invincible Summer: A Sister’s Search for Justice," which plumbs the depths of her late sister’s writings.

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13 Mar 23

The Russia Within

Paul Werth discusses a smaller entity within that larger, multinational country ruled from Moscow or St. Petersburg.

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09 Mar 23

Cold Peace: Avoiding the New Cold War

Michael Doyle discusses the difficult compromises over Ukraine and Taiwan needed to facilitate the international cooperation necessary to avert the global threats of our time.

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