The American Academy in Berlin

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Founder• Richard C. Holbrooke
• Henry A. Kissinger
• Thomas Farmer
• Richard von Weizsäcker
SubpageThe American Academy in Berlin/Distinguished Visitors
Membership• Sandra E. Peterson
• Stefan von Holtzbrinck
• John C. Kornblum
• Klaus Biesenbach
• Manfred Bischoff
• Leon Botstein
• Martin Brand
• Gahl Burt
• Gerhard Casper
• Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
• Mathias Döpfner
• Marina Kellen French
• Hans-Michael Giesen
• C. Boyden Gray
• Vartan Gregorian
• Andrew Gundlach
• Frederick Huntsberry
• Dirk Ippen
• Wolfgang Ischinger
• Josef Joffe
• Michael Kellen
• Michael Klein
• Joseph Koerner
• Regine Leibinger
• Wolfgang Malchow
• Nina von Maltzahn
• Kati Marton
• Julie Mehretu
• Nader Mousavizadeh
• Jeffrey A. Rosen
• Volker Schlöndorff
• Peter Y. Solmssen
• Anthony Vidler
• Christine Wallich
• Maureen White
• Thomas Chatterton Williams
• Andrew Wylie
• Leah Joy Zell
• Richard Gaul
• Xavier Ohnesorg
• Bernhard von der Planitz
• Victoria Scheibler
• Karen Roth
• Leonard Barkan
• Michael Steinberg
• John P. Birkelund
• Diethart Breipohl
• Gahl Burt
• Richard Goeltz
• Karl M. von der Heyden
• Wolfgang Mayrhuber
• Norman Pearlstine
• Gary Smith
• Fritz Stern

The American Academy in Berlin is a private,transatlantic, research and cultural think-tank in Berlin dedicated to sustaining and enhancing the long-term intellectual, cultural, and political ties between the United States and Germany. Altough not as activist as the German Marshall Fund or Atlantik-Brücke, it is still one of the major transatlantic influence networks.

Half-year study grants

Each year, the Academy's search committee nominates circa twenty fellows from among hundreds of applicants to pursue semester-long research projects at the Hans Arnhold Center, a historic villa on the shores of Lake Wannsee. Fellows, who come from the humanities, social sciences, public policy, and the arts, share their work with German colleagues and audiences at lectures, readings, discussions, concerts, and film screenings, which form the core of the Academy’s program of nearly 100 public events per year.

This fully paid sabbatical stay in "the world's most important center for American intellectual life outside the US"[1], will tend to dispose the recipients to the pro US/NATO thinking the corporate/ spook dominated steering committee intended.

Henry A. Kissinger Prize

Since 2007 the Henry A. Kissinger Prize has been awarded annually to a European or American who has made a lasting contribution to bettering the transatlantic relationship.

Berlin Prize Fellowship

The American Academy in Berlin awards the Berlin Prize Fellowship to Americans in the fields of arts, literature, humanities, politics, economics, law, and composition. Usually 12 fellows are in residence at the Hans Arnhold Center for one academic semester. The Berlin Prize includes a monthly stipend, partial board, and residence at the Academy’s Hans Arnhold Center.


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Daniel BenjaminPresident28 May 2009December 2012