Zeitung Heute : THE FALL 2007 PROGRAM


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Monday, September 17, 2007,

8:00 p.m.

Holtzbrinck Lecture

The Making of the President, 2008

Richard Reeves, Journalist and Senior Lecturer, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, moderated by Peter Frey, Director, ZDF Berlin Studio

Tuesday, September 18, 2007,

8:00 p.m.

Holtzbrinck Lecture

National Trauma and Social Amnesia: Remembering (and Forgetting) Apartheid in the American South

Diane McWhorter, Journalist, New York City, moderated by Andreas Etges, Professor of History, Freie Universität Berlin

Tuesday, September 25, 2007,

8:00 p.m.

Citigroup Reading


Gary Shteyngart, Writer, New York City

Location: Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstr. 33, 10243 Berlin,

Tickets: (030) 288 788 588

In cooperation with Radialsystem V

He will also read at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt on

Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 30, 2007,

5:00 p.m.

A Conversation with Mike Kelley

Mike Kelley, Artist, Los Angeles

In cooperation with Jablonka Galerie


Friday, October 5, 2007,

8:00 p.m.

Anna-Maria Kellen Lecture

Cassandra Float Can

Anne Carson, Professor of Classics, University of Michigan

Location: Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstr. 33, 10243 Berlin, Tickets: (030) 288 788 588

In cooperation with Radialsystem V

She will also read at the 7th International Literature Festival Berlin on

Saturday, September 15, 2007,

9:15 p.m.

Monday, October 8, 2007,

8:00 p.m.

Holtzbrinck Lecture

Ruthlessness and Compassion: The Political Genius of Lyndon Johnson

Robert Caro, Biographer, New York City

Thursday, October 11, 2007,

8:00 p.m.

George H.W. Bush / Axel Springer Lecture

The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda in Germany and the Middle East during World War II and the Holocaust

Jeffrey Herf, Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park

Monday, October 15, 2007,

7:00 p.m.

Fünf Deutschland und ein Leben.


Fritz Stern, University Professor Emeritus, Columbia University, welcoming remarks by Wolfgang Beck, Publisher, Verlag C.H. Beck, introduction by Richard von Weizsäcker, Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, moderated by Jan Roß, Die Zeit

Location: Französischer Dom, Gendarmenmarkt 5, 10117 Berlin

In cooperation with Verlag C.H. Beck and Literaturhandlung Berlin

Invitation only

Friday, October 19, 2007,

8:00 p.m.

The Lay of the Land

Richard Ford, Writer, Maine; Christian Brückner reads from the German edition

Location: Admiralspalast, Studio, Friedrichstr. 101, 10117 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 4799 7499

In cooperation with Berlin Verlag and Thalia Buchhandlungen Berlin, supported by Radio Eins

Tuesday, October 23, 2007,

8:00 p.m.

German Transatlantic Program Lecture

Georg Simmel’s Essayism: Theory as Genre

Elizabeth Goodstein, Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University, moderated by John Michael Krois, Professor of Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Thursday, October 25, 2007,

8:00 p.m.

DaimlerChrysler Lecture

Remixing One’s Self: Electronic-Music Performance and the Ontology of the Provisional Work

Mark Butler, Assistant Professor of Musicology, University of Pennsylvania, moderated by Sebastian Klotz, Professor of Systematic Musicology, Universität Leipzig

Sunday, October 28, 2007,

11:00 a.m.

Ethics for a Global Age

Kwame Anthony Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

In cooperation with Verlag C.H. Beck

Tuesday, October 30, 2007,

8:00 p.m.

Constitutional Proceduralism: Its Allure and Impossibility

Frank Michelman, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard Law School, moderated by Dieter Grimm, Rector Emeritus, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

8:00 p.m.

DaimlerChrysler Lecture

Interrogating African Modernity: Art, Cultural Politics, and Global Identities

Sylvester Ogbechie, Associate Professor of Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara

Monday, November 19, 2007

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary

of the Marshall Speech

Address by Chancellor

Angela Merkel

Introduction by Richard C.

, Chairman, American

Academy in Berlin

Invitation only

Generously supported by KPMG

Tuesday, November 27, 2007,

8:00 p.m.

Stephen Kellen Lecture

The Burden of Choice: Citizen Health Decisions in a Democracy

Jessie Gruman, President, Center for the Advancement of Health

Thursday, November 29, 2007,

8:00 p.m.

Bosch Public Policy Lecture

Climate Change Policy for Realists

Jason Scott Johnston, Director, Program on Law and the Environment, University of Pennsylvania Law School


Wednesday, December 5,

2007, 8:00 p.m.

Global Financial Stability

Roger Ferguson, Chairman, Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, and Member of the Executive Board, Swiss Re

Thursday, December 6, 2007,

7:00 p.m.

Lisa and Heinrich Arnhold Lecture

Moon of Alabama: Wernher von Braun's Journey into Space, via Third Reich Germany and the Segregated American South

Diane McWhorter, Journalist, New York City, and Holtzbrinck Fellow, American Academy in Berlin

Location: Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, Lingnerplatz 1, 01069 Dresden

In cooperation with Dresden Heritage e.V. and Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden

Thursday, December 6, 2007,

8:00 p.m.

Coca Cola Lecture

Public Art at the Helm of Urban Transformation: The Case of Turin, Italy

Sidra Stich, Director, art-SITES Press, and Independent Scholar, San Francisco



BERLIN TALKS hosted by the American Academy in Berlin for Carnegie Hall's BERLIN IN LIGHTS FESTIVAL

Saturday, November 3, 2007,

2:00 p.m.

Screening Berlin: Filmmakers’ Views of the City

Volker Schlöndorff, Filmmaker; Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Filmmaker; Michael Barker, Co-President, Sony Pictures Classics; David Denby, Film Critic, the New Yorker (Moderator)

Sunday, November 4, 2007,

2:00 p.m.

Berlin Stories: Literary Journeys Through the City

Jeffrey Eugenides, Writer, Chicago; Daniel Kehlmann, Writer, Vienna; Nicole Krauss, Writer, New York City; Peter Schneider, Writer, Berlin; Michael Naumann, former Publisher-Editor, Die Zeit (Moderator)

Sunday, November 4, 2007,

4:30 p.m.

Canvas Berlin: Europe's New Capital of the Visual Arts

Klaus Biesenbach, Curator of Film and Media, Museum of Modern Art; Tacita Dean, Artist, Berlin; Thomas Demand, Photographer, Berlin; Julie Mehretu, Artist, New York City; Michael Kimmelman, Art Critic, New York Times (Moderator)

Sunday, November 11, 2007,

7:00 p.m.

Carnegie Hall’s

Berlin in Lights Festival

Political Berlin:

Germany and the United States

Karl-Theodor Freiherr zu Guttenberg, Member of the German Parliament; Josef Joffe, Publisher-Editor, Die Zeit; Henry A. Kissinger, former US Secretary of State; John C. Kornblum, Chairman, Lazard Germany; Richard C. Holbrooke, Chairman, American Academy in Berlin (Moderator)


Weill Recital Hall

Contact: Synneve Carlino,

+1 (212) 903 9750,

[email protected]

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