Inauguration of the Baden-Württemberg-Seminar of the American Academy in Berlin
18 April 2007
Initiation of close cooperation between the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) and the American Academy in Berlin
On Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 12:00 p.m., the American Academy in Berlin will launch its Baden-Württemberg-Seminar in cooperation with the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) at the Neues Schloss in Stuttgart. The inaugural lecture will be given by Richard C. Holbrooke, Vice Chairman, Perseus Consulting, and Chairman, American Academy in Berlin. Holbrooke, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, will speak about "The World Crisis: An American Perspective." The inaugural lecture will be hosted by Günther H. Oettinger, Minister President of Baden-Württemberg and introduced by Berthold Leibinger, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Trumpf Gmbh + Co. KG, and supporter of the American Academy in Berlin.
The American Academy in Berlin is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan center for advanced study. Based on a residential fellowship program, its mission is to foster intellectual and professional ties between Germans and Americans in the humanities, public affairs, and the arts. Beginning in spring 2007, the American Academy in Berlin will select fellows and other visitors to travel to various institutions in Baden-Württemberg in order to present current work and discuss issues of transatlantic interest. Coordinated together with the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) at the University of Heidelberg, and also supported by its already existing network of partners in Baden-Württemberg, the Academy is proud to present this first effort to a regular and sustainable bond with Baden-Württemberg.
About the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA):
The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) is a central academic institute of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. Dedicated to the study of the United States, the HCA serves as an interdisciplinary institute for higher education, as a center for advanced research, and as a forum for public debate. Founded in 2003, the Heidelberg Center for American Studies builds upon long-standing ties between Heidelberg and the United States and offers excellent research and education opportunities for international scholars and students. For further information please visit: www.hca.uni-heidelberg.de.
About the American Academy in Berlin:
The American Academy in Berlin was founded in September 1994 and opened in 1998. It offers fellowships to Americans with a background in the humanities, the arts, as well as in the social sciences and public policy. The objective of the American Academy is to foster the traditionally strong German-American ties. The non-partisan institution is entirely funded by private donations and was founded by a group of exceptional Germans and Americans, including Richard Holbrooke, Henry Kissinger, Richard von Weizsäcker, Fritz Stern, and Kurt Viermetz. The American Academy is supported by private individuals, corporations, and foundations on both sides of the Atlantic. For further information please visit: www.americanacademy.de.
For further information please contact:
Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA)
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American Academy in Berlin
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Dr. Michael Schwarz
Press Officer of the University of Heidelberg
phone: 06221/542310, fax: 54317