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The Berlin Journal: A Magazine from the American Academy in Berlin

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The Berlin Journal is the American Academy in Berlin’s smartly designed semi-annual magazine, featuring work by its resident fellows, visitors, and friends. From essays, journalism, and photography, to fiction, poetry, and criticism, the Berlin Journal offers readers all-English access to some of the most intellectually engaging writing and art going on in the German capital.

The American Academy in Berlin is a private, independent, non-profit institution for advanced study in the humanities, public policy, social sciences, and arts. Founded in 1994 by the late Richard C. Holbrooke and a group of distinguished German and American statesmen, the Academy’s mission is to strengthen the intellectual and cultural ties between the people of the United States and the people of Berlin, a city with which the US enjoys a unique historical relationship.

Since opening its doors, in 1998, the Academy has welcomed over 380 fellows and 150 distinguished visitors from the broad spectrum of American intellectual, political, and cultural life, transforming it into one of Europe’s most visible and effective institutions of transatlantic dialogue. The Academy’s interdisciplinary environment, creative programming, and passionate focus on brokering direct personal relationships among scholars and professionals has led the German newsweekly Der Spiegel to describe it as “the world’s most important center for American intellectual life outside the United States.”

The American Academy is supported almost entirely by private corporate, institutional, and individual giving. Learn more about the Academy by visiting