American Academy in Berlin

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The American Academy in Berlin was founded in 1998, "at the conclusion of the Cold War," by Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke and Henry Kissinger. [1][2]

The Academy's web site states that it "presents an English-language public program at the Hans Arnhold Center [each semester]. The program is designed to present the work of fellows both to colleagues and interested members of the public ... Presentations by Distinguished Visitors and visiting speakers are intended to inspire the work of fellows and establish the Hans Arnold Center as a forum for transatlantic dialogue.[3]


According to the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., "The mission of the American Academy in Berlin is to create new, post-Cold War academic and professional networks bonding the US and Germany. The politically independent, privately funded center for advanced study was founded four years ago by Holbrooke and other distinguished figures in transatlantic relations. This newest fellowship will enable outstanding policy experts and international relations scholars to work for an extended period in Berlin and to collaborate closely with German colleagues. One to two fellows per year will have the opportunity to live and work at the Hans Arnhold Center for four to nine months. The program has been funded initially for three years." [4]


Governance

(See web site for remainder of Trustees)

Funding

"Anna-Maria Kellen, daughter of Hans and Ludmilla Arnhold, and her husband Stephen M. Kellen, are the founding donors whose gift made possible the restoration of the Hans Arnhold Center, once home to Mrs. Kellen's parents and family." According to the Academy web pages, the Kellen's have donated more than $10,000,000.

"The Academy is an experiment, in that it is a major academic institution existing entirely on private funds. Not only American and German corporations, but also a number of individuals have contributed generously to our institution."

Contributors include:

$1,000,000 and above: DaimlerChrysler AG, European Recovery Program, Holtzbrinck Publishers, John W. Kluge Foundation, Lufthansa AG (in-kind), and Alberto W. Vilar.

$500,000 and above: Allianz AG, Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Arnhold, Deutscher Sparkassen und Giroverband, General Motors-Adam Opel AG, Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Siemens AG, and Southern Company (Mirant Europe).

$250,000 and above: Coca Cola Foundation, Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz, Philip Morris GmbH, Robert Bosch Stiftung, and Xerox Foundation (in-kind).

$100,000 and above: Compaq GmbH (in-kind), Credit Suisse First Boston, DaimlerChrysler Fonds im Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, DaimlerChrysler Services AG (in-kind), Fidelity Investments through the Fidelity Foundation, Klaus Groenke-Intertec GmbH (in-kind), Karl M. von der Heyden, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Open Society Institute - George Soros, PricewaterhouseCoopers (in-kind), Sara Lee Corporation, Tishman Speyer Properties, and Kurt Viermetz.

$50,000 and above: Chase Manhattan Foundation, Dow Europe, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (in-kind), Richard C. Holbrooke, Kissinger Foundation, Shearman & Sterling (in-kind), White & Case, and Feddersen (in-kind).

$10,000 and above: Anonymous; Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH (in-kind), Gahl Hodges Burt, Citigroup, Deutsche Bahn AG, Deutsche Bank, Julie Finley, German Marshall Fund, Hans-Michael und Almut Giesen, Gillette Deutschland GmbH, Goldman Sachs & Co., Vartan Gregorian, Guardian Industries Corporation, IBM Berlin (in-kind), Körber Stiftung, KPMG Berlin, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Stiftung, Estée Lauder Philanthropic Fund, Jerome and Kenneth Lipper Foundation, Robert H. and Guna Mundheim, Payne, Forrester & Olsson (in-kind), Robert and Elizabeth Pozen, Annette und Heinrich von Rantzau, David Rockefeller, Schering AG, Robert A. Towbin, USIA, Jon Vanden Heuvel Verlag C.H. Beck OHG, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and WMP AG (in-kind).

Contact

Hans Arnhold Center
Am Sandwerder 17-19
D-14109 Berlin-Wannsee, Germany
Phone +49-(30) 804 83-0
Fax +49-(30) 804 83-111
Email: mailbox@americanacademy.de

New York Office
14 East 60th Street, Suite 604
New York, NY 10022, USA
Phone +1-(212) 588 1755
Fax +1-(212) 588 1758
Email: nyoffice@americanacademy.de

Press Releases / News / Information

American Academy in Berlin Honors Former US President, German Embassy, Washington, D.C.: "Axel Springer Verlag will sponsor the George H. W. Bush Fellowship at the American Academy beginning in fall 2003 both to honor Bush and as a gesture of solidarity with the US."

"DaimlerChrysler is a founding member of the institution established in 1998 at the initiative of the U.S. Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke. The Academy is committed to an ongoing and close exchange of American and German elites in the areas of public policy, humanities, social sciences, the arts and the media. DaimlerChrysler is represented on the Board of Trustees by Dr. Klaus Mangold, a member of the Board of Management." [6]


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