Berlin Prize Fellowship
The American Academy in Berlin welcomes its thirteenth class of fellows for the fall 2011 and spring 2012 terms. Twentyfour outstanding scholars, writers, artists, policy experts, and one composer were chosen by the Academy's selection committee to pursue independent studies and engage with their German counterparts as well as the larger academic, cultural, and political life in Berlin. The Berlin Prize includes a monthly stipend, partial board, and residence at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center.
This fall, please join us at the Hans Arnhold Center and other locations throughout Berlin for an enticing array of events, including readings by Adam Haslett, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Tom Sleigh; our Return of the Exiles concert series; new work by artist Paul Pfeiffer; lectures by fellows Jennifer Culbert, John van Engen, and Alice Eagly; and talks by Distinguished Visitors Niall Ferguson and Peter A. Seligmann, among much more.
Also this fall, the Academy will re-launch a more user-friendly website that will, among other things, enable online program registration and support mobile devices. You can also connect with the Academy through our new social media services on Facebook and Twitter. Please visit our website for more information. www.americanacademy.de
New Academy Board Members
At the Spring 2011 Board Meeting two new members were elected to the Academy's Board of Trustees: Niall Ferguson is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He will present his most recent book, Civilization: The West and the Rest (Penguin, 2011) at the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin on October 28. Managing Director of Lazard LLC, Jeffrey A. Rosen, has advised leading corporations in the US, Europe, and Asia on mergers, acquisitions, and related corporate finance issues. The president of the Board of Trustees of the International Center of Photography in New York, Rosen also serves as as a member of the Advisory Board of The Council on Foreign Relations. mm