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NYU Berlin Glocal Academy
Empowering Sustainable Change & Glocal Communities

Join the first-ever NYU Berlin Glocal Academy to share knowledge, practices, partnerships, and other resources to empower you as local change-makers to develop projects using a glocal lens. Over five days, you will analyze current issues, tapping into the knowledge of experts in fields such as psychology, mindful leadership and spiritual life, conflict resolution and facilitation, media, climate crisis, and emerging technologies. Each day will include small-group discussions, mentorship and training sessions, and opportunities to connect with Berlin locals.

The academy will lay the foundation for the development of your individual local projects aiming to further a sustainable development goal such as the ones defined by the UN or other organizations.

The Glocal Academy will take place this fall in a hybrid format (mixed personal/online) over the course of five days:
September 24–25, October 1–2, and October 8.

To apply, fill out this google form, which asks you to respond to three short (< 250 words) reflection prompts and upload your resume/cv.

Please submit your application by August 17.

Select Past Events

Spring 2021

Trump’s Legacy Undone? – Assessing Joe Biden’s First 100 Days in Office
Monday, April 26 | 4:00–5:30pm CEST

With Boris Vormann (Bard College), moderated by NYU Berlin Director Gabriella Etmektsoglou.

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris ran on a ticket to restore what they referred to as the ‘true’ soul of the nation. After 100 days in office, how much of their agenda has been put into action?

How radical is their program in comparison to earlier administrations and from a global perspective? What is the state of American democracy in the wake of Trump’s presidency and given the institutional limitations checking Biden’s power?

Via Zoom
Please RSVP: t1p.de/p5wo

Trump’s Legacy Undone? – Assessing Joe Biden’s First 100 Days in Office

Book Presentation
Monday, April 19 | 4:00–5:00pm

In his new book Contagions of Empire, Dr. Khary O. Polk challenges us to examine past views on the concepts of "contagion" and "immunity" at the intersection of black bodies, scientific racism, and the growing reach of the US military globally. This conversation will explore the evolution of these two concepts and discuss their significance in explaining the social injustices the pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated.

Moderated by historian Dr. Sasha Disko

Via Zoom

Book Presentation Contagions of Empire, Dr. Khary O. Polk

Fall 2020

  • Still a Democracy? The US Presidential Election & its longer term Implications

    With Boris Vormann (Bard College), moderated by NYU Berlin Director Gabriella Etmektsoglou.
    Donald Trump’s first term in office was a stress test for democratic institutions and processes. As a glimpse at different cases from Jair Bolsonaro to Viktor Orbán shows, demagogues, once in office, alter the structures of the state and civil society in ways that are likely to inflict long term damage. Compromises to the separation of powers, public officials’ conflicts of interest, the defamation of the media: some of the essential pillars of democracy and core ideals of the Enlightenment have been under constant attack. What is the standing of American democracy after four years under Donald Trump? What will be his long term legacy? And can the US find a way back to its heretofore dominant tradition of liberal democratic ideals?

    Tuesday, December 1 | 3:00–4:30pm
Still a Democracy Poster

  • 35 Years of Change – Visions & Transitions

    Join us for a discussion on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of German Unity. Building on our 2019 conference Neverending History: How Did We Get To 2019 From 1989?, we will inquire into the historical moments and ongoing processes of transformation through a variety of lenses.
    With Dr. Gabriella Etmektsoglou (NYU Berlin), Tim Eisenlohr (Zeitzeugenbüro), Dr. Sasha Disko (NYU Berlin) and Dr. Katrin Dettmer (NYU Berlin)

    Friday, October 2 | 4:00–5:30pm CEST
35 Years of Change: Visions & Transitions

  • Reading and Q&A with Author Judith Hermann
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Spring 2020

  • Liberation Day – 1945
    On May 8, Berlin marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe and the end of the Nazi regime. Join a conversation with Prof. Atina Grossmann (The Cooper Union) and NYU Berlin lecturers Sasha Disko, Björn Hofmeister, and Carsten Wieland to explore a broad variety of viewpoints on the date’s historical importance and controversies surrounding the commemoration. 

    Wednesday, May 13 | 4:00–5:00pm CEST

Fall 2019

  • Das Konzert
    An immersive audio-visual experience performed by students of the Clive Davis Institute x NYU Berlin: Future Pop Music Studies Program

    Friday, December 13
    Doors open at 7:00pm

    Schönhauser Allee 36
    10435 Berlin

    Please RSVP: t1p.de/jcer
Poster Das Konzert

  • Open Studio
    Exhibiting Works Created by Students of the NYU Berlin Course Interdisciplinary Projects: Guided Practice

    Wednesday, December 11

    NYU Berlin at St. Agnes
    Alexandrinenstraße 118–121
    10969 Berlin
Poster Open Studio

  • What Kind of Women Does Cinema Need?
    As part of the film festival Around the World in 14 Films and NYU World Tour, NYU Berlin is co-sponsoring this panel conversation. Festival co-director Susanne Bieger will be in conversation with producer Sarah Brocklehurst, who has just been voted one of BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brits of 2019. They will discuss the opportunities for women in the international film industry and the importance of engaging with questions of gender and intersectionality for the creation of complex female characters.

    Friday, November 22
    Discussion: 5:00pm
    Reception: 6:00pm
    Screening of Animals: 7:00pm

    Kulturbrauerei Cinema
    Schönhauser Allee 36
    10435 Berlin
Poster for "What Kind of Women Does Cinema Need?"

  • Bauhaus in Calcutta: Indian Modern Art & European Connections
    Join us for a lunchtime seminar with Tilottama Tharoor, who will explore the European/Bauhaus influences on Indian Modernist art, and Indian artists’ own distinctive creations from their political and artistic contexts. The Bauhaus School of Art, founded in Weimar (Germany) by Walter Gropius in 1919, had far-reaching international impact. The Bauhaus in Calcutta (Kolkata since 2001) exhibition in 1922 was a remarkable trans-regional encounter between the works of major European and Indian artists. Significantly, it revealed that Modernism was a diverse & global artistic development.

    Thursday, November 14

    NYU Berlin Academic Center
    Room 101
    Schönhauser Allee 36, Haus 2F
    10435 Berlin
Poster for Bauhaus in Calcutta

  • Berlin Walks
    30 Years After the Fall of the Wall: Where Are We Now?

    These Berlin walks are organized in conjunction with the commemoration of East Germany’s opening of its borders in November 1989 after months of civic nonviolent unrest. Developments in the Soviet Union that heralded momentous change across Eastern Europe empowered GDR citizens to campaign for freedom of speech, freedom of travel, and general reforms of the suppressive state system since the summer of 1989.

    Tuesday, November 5

    Starting Point:
    NYU Berlin Academic Center, Lobby
    Schönhauser Allee 36, Haus 2F
    10435 Berlin

    Thursday, November 7

    Starting Point:
    Alexanderplatz, World Clock
Poster for Berlin Wall Walks

  • Everyday Ecstasy: Revisiting 1989 in Sober Perspective & Double Exposure
    Keynote Lecture. Speaker: Larry Wolff, Silver Professor of European History at New York University and Co-Director of NYU Florence. With an introduction by Katherine E. Fleming, Provost of New York University and Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization.

    Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30pm
    Allianz Forum
    Pariser Platz 6
    10117 Berlin
    RSVP here
Poster for the Keynote Lecture Everyday Ecstasy

  • Motivation Psychology Colloquium 2019
    Established in the 1980s, this annual colloquium hosts leading motivational scientists from Germany and neighboring countries to present and discuss contemporary research and discoveries in motivational psychology. Topics will include implicit and explicit motives – their measurement, origins and effects – effort mobilization and its physiological correlations, feedback, self-control, and goal pursuit. The presented findings have implications for making fulfilling career decisions, maintaining romantic relationships, coping with negative emotions, and effective problem solving. This colloquium is not open to the public.

    The program can be found here.
Motivation Psychology Colloquium Poster

Summer 2019

  • Figuren der Rede
    Figures of Speech

    Summer School led by:
    Frauke Berndt (University of Zurich)
    Stephan Kammer (LMU Munich)
    Andrea Krauss (NYU)
    Elisabeth Strowick (NYU)

    Monday, July 29 through Wednesday, July 31
    NYU Berlin Global Research Institute
    Schönhauser Allee 36, Haus 2F
    10435 Berlin

Poster for Figures of Speech

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties: Between Protest and Nation Building
    Book Presentation with Mary Nolan (Professor Emerita of History, NYU) and Martin Klimke (Associate Professor of History, NYU Abu Dhabi)

    Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30pm
    NYU Berlin Academic Center,
    2nd Floor Lounge
    Schönhauser Allee 36, Haus 2F
    10435 Berlin

    RSVP here
Poster Book Presentation: Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties

Spring 2019

  • Feminist Urbanism: Designing Cities that Work for Women
    Seminar with Professor Sylvia Maier (NYU Center for Global Affairs, NYU Berlin GRI Fellow)

    Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30pm
    NYU Berlin Academic Center,
    4th Floor GRI
    Schönhauser Allee 36, Haus 2F
    10435 Berlin

    RSVP here
Event Poster Feminist Urbanism Seminar

  • Guest Lecture with Peaches (musician and artist)
    Wednesday, April 24, 6:15–7:30pm | NYU Berlin
    Schönhauser Allee 36 Haus 2F, 10435 Berlin
  • Guest Lecture with Gudrun Gut (musician and composer)
    Wednesday, April 10, 6:15–7:30pm | NYU Berlin
    Schönhauser Allee 36 Haus 2F, 10435 Berlin
  • Reading with Christiane Rösinger (musician and writer)
    Monday, April 8, 10:00am–12:00pm | NYU Berlin
    Schönhauser Allee 36 Haus 2F, 10435 Berlin
  • Guest Lecture with Manuel Göttsching (musician and composer)
    Wednesday, April 3, 6:15–7:30pm | NYU Berlin
    Schönhauser Allee 36 Haus 2F, 10435 Berlin
  • Guest Lecture with Michael Rother (musician and composer)
    Wednesday, March 20, 6:15–7:30pm | NYU Berlin
    Schönhauser Allee 36 Haus 2F, 10435 Berlin
  • Dangerous Places: Walking Through Kreuzberg
    Book Presentation with author collective Gras & Beton (Stefan Höhne, Liina Viil, Mischa Weber and others). Moderated by Sasha Disko (NYU Berlin).

    Thursday, March 7 at 1:45pm
    NYU Berlin Academic Center
    Schönhauser Allee 36, Haus 2F
    10435 Berlin
Event Poster for the Book Presentation of "Dangerous Places: Walking through Kreuzberg"

Fall 2018

  • Decolonize Mitte! Humboldt Forum, Museum Island, and the Palace
    Panel Discussion with Annette Loeseke (NYU Berlin), Stephanie Pearson (NYU Berlin & Humboldt-Universität), Wayne Modest (Research Centre for Material Culture, Amsterdam), and Iris Rajanayagam (xart splitta, Berlin), moderated by Ares Kalandides (NYU Berlin)

    Monday, November 19 at 6:00pm
    Grimm-Zentrum, Auditorium
    Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1–3

    RSVP here.
Event Poster: Decolonize Mitte!

  • Q&A Event with Devonté Hynes
    Artist visit hosted by Jason King, Program Curator, Clive Davis Institute x Berlin: Future Pop Music Studies

    Monday, November 5, 2018 at 5:30pm
    NYU Berlin Academic Center
    Schönhauser Allee 36, Haus 2F
    10435 Berlin

    RSVP here.
Event Poster: Q&A with Devonté Hynes

  • When Paul Came Over the Sea
    Film Screening followed by discussion with director Jakob Preuss and special guests.

    Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30pm
    Kino Central
    Rosenthaler Str. 39
    10178 Berlin

    RSVP here.
Poster for Film Screening of When Paul Came Over the Sea

  • The Remembered and Forgotten Jewish World
    Book Presentation by Daniel J. Walkowitz

    Thursday, September 6 at 6pm
    NYU Berlin Academic Center
Poster for the Book Presentation by Daniel J. Walkowitz: The Remembered and Forgotten Jewish World

Summer 2018

  • Still the American Century? End of the European Project? Reflections on the Current Crisis.
    Public Lecture by Mary Nolan

    Friday, June 1 at 6pm
    Grimm-Zentrum Auditorium
    Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1–3
Poster for Mary Nolan's Lecture "Still the American Century? End of the European Project" on June 1, 2018 at the Grimm-Zentrum Auditorium (Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1-3, 10117 Berlin).

Spring 2018

    An Immersive Audio Visual Experience with original songs and sounds performed by students from the Spring 2018 class of The Clive Davis Institute x NYU Berlin: Future Pop Music Studies program.
Poster #The Future Right Now3


  • The Psychology of Thinking about the Future
    Book Presentation with editors Gabriele Oettingen, A. Timur Sevincer and Peter M. Gollwitzer in conversation with Lysann Zander

    This volume brings together leading researchers from multiple psychological subdisciplines to explore the central role of future-thinking in human behavior across the lifespan. It presents cutting-edge work on the mechanisms involved in visualizing, predicting, and planning for the future. Implications are explored for such important domains as well-being and mental health, academic and job performance, ethical decision making, and financial behavior.

    Monday, April 23 at 7pm | NYU Berlin
    Schönhauser Allee 36 Haus 2F, 10435 Berlin
  • When Paul Came Over the Sea
    Film Screening & Discussion

    with Paul Nkamani, Jakob Preuss (Author/Director), Mariana Karkoutly (Humanity in Action Fellow) and Gabriella Etmektsoglou (NYU Berlin Site Director)

    Wednesday, April 25 | Kino in der Kulturbrauerei
    Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin
Poster for Film Screening of When Paul Came Over the Sea

  • Lunchtime Seminar with Karl Bartos
    Friday, April 27, 1:45-3:00pm | NYU Berlin
    Schönhauser Allee 36 Haus 2F, 10435 Berlin

To RSVP, please email berlin.academics@nyu.edu

Fall 2017

  • A centrist backlash? Trump, Brexit and the Politics of European Security
    Lunchtime seminar with political scientist Dr. Fabrizio Tassinari, moderated by NYU Berlin's director Dr. Gabriella Etmektsoglou. Tuesday, October 10, 1:45–3:00pm at the Academic Center.
  • Film Screening: B-Movie - Lust and Sound in West Berlin, 1979–1989 followed by Q&A with protagonist Mark Reeder
    Wednesday, November 1, 4:30-7pm at the Academic Center      

Summer 2017

  • A Concert in the Spirit of Gesamtkunstwerk
    Thursday, June 1, 7:00pm–8:00pm at Machinenhaus in the Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin
    Inspired by the Wagnerian ideal of Gesamtkunstwerk and The Artwork of the Future in the 21st Century, the concert will feature musicians from Berlin’s Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, performing works by Purcell, Jennifer Walsh and Peter Ablinger—and highlighted by compositions by NYU Steinhardt Professors Tae Hong Park and Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe. Professor Wolfe’s multimedia piece With a Blue Dress On (2014), composed for electronics, foot tapping, and solo violin will be performed by Sarah Goldfeather, while Park‘s composition Bbb—Big Cities, Big Noise, Big Data will include members of Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop as well as the composer.
  • The Trump Effect – Race, Regression & Restoration
    NYU Berlin and Humanity in Action Germany invite you for a public lecture by Tanya Monique Washington (Georgia State University)
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 7:30–9:30pm
    Auditorium of the Jakob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1-3, 10117 Berlin

Spring 2017

  • Reading and Book Discussion with German Author Kathrin Röggla
    Tuesday, April 25, 7:00–8:30pm, NYU Berlin Academic Center
  • Women, Gender and Media Images of the Refugee Crisis: Germany in Global Perspective
    Radha Hegde (Department of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University), Regina Römhild (Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), and Arjun Appadurai (Media, Culture and Communication, NYU & Visiting Professor, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, HU Berlin) will discuss the ways in which media help us to understand (and sometimes misunderstand) the role of gender in the current refugee crisis, in Germany and in the wider world. How can we place gender issues related to migration within broader geopolitical contexts of violence, trauma and gender? How are visual representations of refugee women and children framing responses to migration? Is the refugee crisis producing certain types of documentation and genres of narration? The conversation will be moderated by writer and photographer Taiye Selasi.
    Friday, April 21, 2017, 5:00-6:30pm, reception to follow.
    Humboldt University Library - Grimm Zentrum Auditorium, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1/3, 10117 Berlin
  • FUOCOAMMARE (Fire At Sea) Screening
    Thomas Hailer (Berlinale Curator) and Johannes Lukas Gartner (Program Director, Humanity in Action) will join Dr. Gabriella Etmektsoglou (Director, NYU Berlin) for a discussion of the themes raised by this film, winner of the 2016 Berlinale Golden Bear for Best Film and 2017 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature.
    Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00pm, Kino in der Kulturbrauerei
  • A Vision of Europe in Times of Division: Re-imagining the Process of European Integration
    with Dr. Fabrizio Tassinari, Head of Foreign Policy studies at the Danish Institute for International Studies and visiting Professor of European Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin; moderated by NYU Berlin's Director Dr. Gabriella Etmektsoglou
    Tuesday, April 11, 1:45–3:00pm, NYU Berlin Academic Center Room “Prenzlauer Berg.”
  • Discussion with journalist and Syria expert Kristin Helberg
    NYU Berlin and the NYU Alumni Club in Germany invite students, alumni, parents, and other guests to join a conversation with journalist Kristin Helberg, a Syria expert who reported from Damascus from 2001 to 2008. Helberg has published about the recent conflict in Syria and the experiences of Syrian refugees.
    Wednesday, March 22 at 7:15pm, NYU Berlin Academic Center
  • Migration in the Age of Globalization: Challenging the Concept of the Nation-State and Cultural Identity a seminar with Astrid Schmidt-King, J.D., LL.M.
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 1:30-3:00pm, NYU Berlin Academic Center.

Fall 2016

  • The Devil’s Wheels - Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic.
    A book presentation by Dr. Sasha Disko, hosted by Dr. Stefan Höhne.
    Thursday, December 8, 2016, NYU Berlin Academic Center, 4th floor.
  • Reading and Book Discussion with German Author Judith Hermann
    Tuesday, December 6, 7:00pm–8:30pm, NYU Berlin Academic Center

  • Experiments in the Future of Sound Curation a seminar by Jan Rohlf, Founder of CTM Festival for Adventurous Music and Arts; hosted by Jan St. Werner (NYU Berlin, Mouse on Mars).

Spring 2016

  • Berlin Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History, April 21-July 21. The Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History provides a unique forum for the institutionally somewhat homeless field of environmental history and aims to foster scientific exchange in that field (and adjacent areas of research) in the Berlin-Brandenburg area and beyond.
    This years colloquium includes a broad spectrum of topics ranging from animal production in Germany to the role of natural history in Adorno’s work.
  • Questioning Aesthetics Symposium "Migratory People, Migratory Images", June 17-18, 2016. Auditorium of the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. For inquiries about attendance please contact Karen Hornick. Find the detailed program here (PDF).
  • "Where to Invade Next?" - Film Screening and Discussion hosted by Dieter Kosslick in Conversation with Michael Moore, April 29, 2016, Hackesche Höfe Kino, Berlin.
    The film will be presented by Dieter Kosslick, Director of the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), where it celebrated its European premiere this past February. After the screening, the audience will be invited to join Dieter Kosslick and Michael Moore in a conversation about various aspects of the movie and, more broadly, ways to foster transcultural learning, opportunities for artistic intervention, and the impact of globalization on processes of identity exploration, community creation, and value formation. The event will be followed by a reception in the foyer of Hackesche Höfe Kino.
  • "...merely players?": Theater in Berlin Today
    Tuesday, April 19, 1:30-3:00pm, Frannz
    If „all the world’s a stage“, Berlin certainly contributes enormously to its variety of players: the city is home to numerous theaters and artists that not only endeavor to find new ways of expression on the stage but also always strive to engage life in the city and the world.
    For our second lunchtime panel, we welcome theater makers of Berlin for a discussion on the varied theater landscape of the city and how contemporary issues are negotiated on the stage.
    Our guests are Florian Borchmeyer (Dramaturg, Schaubühne), Claus Caesar (Dramaturg, Deutsches Theater), and Steffen Sünkel (Dramaturg, Berliner Ensemble).
  • WORDscapes Berlin
    Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 1:30-3:00pm, Frannz
    How can you capture a city in words – a city like Berlin – open, creative, and constantly changing? Can you document this change with words?
    Join us for the first lunchtime panel, entitled WORDscapes Berlin. We welcome Berlin author David Wagner and journalist Doris Akrap for a discussion on different perceptions of the city and how these perceptions change over time, especially in writing.
    In his stories, David Wagner traces the changes the city has encountered over the past years and describes the multifaceted life in Germany’s capital with the curious gaze of a flaneur. He is the author of numerous stories and novels and also writes for major German newspapers, including Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Berliner Zeitung. His new collection of stories, Sich verlieben hilft, will be published in March 2016.
    Doris Akrap is an editor for the newspaper taz and author of their weekly Berlin column. She is the co-founder of Hate Poetry, an organization of journalists against racist letters to the editor, for which she received the Special Price as Journalist of the Year 2014 by Medium Magazin.

Fall 2015

  • German Re-Unification: 25 Years Later
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 1:45-3:00pm, NYU Berlin Academic Center
    A lunchtime seminar that maps the progress of German (re-)unification with guest speaker Stephan Sievert from the Berlin Institute for Population and Development. Earlier this year the Berlin Institute for Population and Development produced a study of how far East and West have come together over the past 25 years.
  • Joint Event with the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 1:45-3:00pm, NYU Berlin Academic Center
    Reading by and discussion with Tal Nitzán, award winning poet, writer, editor and a major translator of Hispanic literature.
  • Reading by author Sarah Schmidt (in German)
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 1:45-3:00pm, NYU Berlin Academic Center
    Reading by and discussion with Sarah Schmidt, author of
    Berlin stories Bad Dates and Bitte nicht freundlich.
  • Where is the Pergamon Altar? Visitor Orientation and Managing Expectations in the Pergamon Museum
    Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 10:00-12:45pm, NYU Berlin Academic Center
    A workshop featuring Sharon Macdonald (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Jane Masséglia (Ashmolean Museum), Katharina Lorenz (University of Nottingham). Organized by NYU Berlin professors Annette Löseke and Stephanie Pearson. Upon arriving at the Pergamon Museum, many visitors today are disappointed to learn that the famous namesake monument of the museum, the Pergamon Altar, is closed. It will remain off view for the next five years as the museum undergoes urgently-needed renovations. How can the Altar be presented in a compelling and informative way despite this closure? How can visitors’ expectations be positively addressed? In a collaborative project between two classes (“Ancient Art in Berlin: Discovering the Collections of Museum Island” and “Shaping an Educational Landscape: Museum Island”), NYU Berlin students are drafting solutions to these challenges and presenting their ideas to the museum direction for consideration.

  • Film Screening: "Wir sind jung. Wir sind Stark" (2014)
    Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:00-9:30pm, NYU Berlin Academic Center
    Screening (We Are Young. We Are Strong; in German with English subtitles) of the critically acclaimed film followed by discussion with the film's director Burhan Qurbani and screenwriter Martin Behnke. With an introduction by NYU Berlin Professors Sasha Disko and Axel Bangert. The highly acclaimed film, which screened at numerous international festivals including Tribeca Film Festival, follows a fictional day in the life of a group of German youths in Rostock at the time of the anti-asylum-seeker riots in 1992. When it premiered at the Film Festival in Rome in October 2014, 25 years following Germany's "peaceful revolution", the filmmakers were praised for providing an important artistic contribution that recalled the darker episodes in the history of unification. The events portrayed in the film were widely regarded as having been specific to the unsettling times of the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe. Sadly, today the recent, sometimes violent, protests in Germany and all over Europe against refugees arriving from Asia and Africa, and against refugee shelters, suggest that the events may have been less specific to its time than we hoped. The questions raised in We are Young. We are Strong are suddenly more pertinent than ever.
  • The Quest for Union: Identity, Politics and Money in the European Union
    Tuesday, November 24th, 2015, 1:45-3:00pm, NYU Berlin Academic Center
    The road to a supranational postwar Europe has been full of promises and hurdles. From its origins as a small community of six Western European states, focused largely on economic cooperation, the European Union grew into an institution comprising 27 states, covering Western and (after the end of the Cold War) Eastern Europe, that cooperate on a range of additional areas, including foreign policy, security, justice, employment and immigration. Some states even share a common currency, the Euro. However, the recent Greek financial crisis and the humanitarian crisis of the refugees arriving in Europe exposed so much disunity among the EU's members that some observers are questioning whether this could be the beginning of the EU's end. Has the European Union really become a union, or did it always remain a community of nation states that might now fall apart under the strain of political and economic disagreements? The participants of this panel discussion are Ulrich Brueckner (NYU Berlin and Jean Monnet Professor at Stanford University in Berlin), Ares Kalandides (NYU Berlin and Managing Director of INPOLIS), and Michael Popp (German Federal Ministry of the Interior).

Spring 2015

  • Syria: Metamorphosis into Multiple Conflicts
    Tuesday, March 10th, 2015, 1:45-3:00pm
    Syria has been in the news ever since the uprising against President Assad's government in 2011 and has since then deteriorated into a battlefield with multiple warring parties. For this lunchtime seminar Dr. Carsten Wieland, a diplomat with the German Foreign Office and former academic and journalist, will provide a unique insight as somebody who is closely involved in the United Nations' attempts to bring the conflict to an end. In 2014, Wieland was political advisor to the Joint Special Envoy of the UN and the Arab League for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, and followed the Syria negotiations in Geneva. As an academic, Wieland has published widely on Syria's recent history.
  • Lesung und Buchdiskussion mit Sarah Khan
    Dienstag, 24. März, 2015, 13:30-15:00 Uhr
    In ihrem Buch "Die Gespenster von Berlin. Wahre Geschichten" zeigt die Berliner Autorin Sarah Khan, dass Berlin die Hauptstadt der Gespenster ist. Als "Gespensterdetektivin" liest sie die geheimnisvollen Spuren, die sehr häufig auch an die deutsche Geschichte und ihre Abgründe führen. Die Schriftstellerin und Journalistin veröffentlichte Romane, Erzählungen, Reportagen und Essays und erhielt 2012 den Michael-Althen-Preis für Kritik der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung (FAZ).
  • On the Practice of Walking & Photography as a Medium: Artist Talk with Michael Höpfner
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 1:45-3:00pm
    A lunchtime seminar with artist and photographer Michael Höpfner. As part of his artistic approach "art through and as walking," Höpfner questions concepts of perception and thought by exploring "alien" territories and ways of life on foot. He wanders through remote regions on civilization's margins that defy global progress, only to be caught up by it in the end. His photographs of Western China and Central Asia document experiences of space and time that eradicate both the images of the "exotic" modeled by western colonialism and idealized projections of an authentic, untouched nature.

Fall 2014

  • The Rise of Environmentalism
    Tuesday, November 11th, 2014, 1:45–3:00pm
    A lunchtime seminar focusing on an important feature of postwar West German society: the rise of environmentalism. Our two distinguished guest speakers are experts on the topic: Dr. Ute Hasenöhrl, a chronicler of the German environmental movement, and Dr. Andrew Tompkins, a historian of German and French anti-nuclear movements. Together they will tackle the issue from two perspectives: its rootedness in traditional nature conservation and the new, transnational anti-nuclear movement.
  • Greening Democracy: The Movement Against Nuclear Energy and the Emergence of Political Environmentalism, 1968–1983
    Tuesday, November 13, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm
    Stephen Milder (Rutgers University) will present his book project, providing a fascinating new perspective on German and transnational environmentalism as well as anti-nuclear activism in a pivotal period. The talk is part of the Berlin Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History series, jointly organized by Astrid M. Kirchhof (Humboldt-University Berlin) and Jan-Henrik Meyer (NYU Berlin). 
  • 1945 – 1989 – 2014: Jews and Jewish Life in Germany
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 1:45-3:00pm
    A lunchtime session hosted by Gabriella Etmektsoglou exploring Jewish life in Germany during three historical time periods. Our speakers, Professor Atina Grossmann (Cooper Union, New York; 2014–15 Guest Professor, Humboldt University), NYUB Professor Eva Lezzi and an Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk (ELES) fellow will cover topics on Jewish life in and around 1945, 1989, and present day respectively.
  • Artist Talk with Video Artist Ulu Braun
    Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 1:45-3:00pm
    An artist talk with Ulu Braun, an award-winning video artist explores the field between the visual arts and auteur cinema since 1997. Braun is one of the key figures who have transferred painting into video art and have played a significant role in defining and further developing the genre of video collage. His works have been exhibited in museums and galleries, screened at film festivals, and have won him multiple grants and awards, such as the 2014 Berlin Art Prize.

Spring 2014

  • Ghost Dance in Berlin: Bittersweet Musings of an American Author of German-Speaking Jewish Heritage
    Tuesday, March 18th, 2014, 1:45-3:00pm
    An author talk with Peter Wortsman
  • The First World War: 100 Years later – Does it still matter?
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 1:45-3:00pm
    A lunchtime discussion panel marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, with contributions from three distinguished historians of the period. Professors William Mulligan (University College Dublin), Christoph Nübel (Humboldt University) and Björn Hofmeister (Free University) discussed the First World War as the first total war, the immediate impact on German history, the “war guilt” debate in histography and whether it is still influencing international politics today.

Fall 2013

Speculative Certainty: Art as Knowledge Production
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013, 1:45pm

NYU Berlin's open-access lecture series curated by Professors Andrew Graydon and Alex Arteaga.

Spring 2013

  • Screening of "Berlin – Symphony of a Metropolis" with Live Soundtrack by Tronthaim
    Wednesday, March 20th, 2013, 7:45pm
    Central Kino, Rosenthaler Straße 39
  • A Dream Deferred? (Equal) Opportunities for Migrants in German Society and the Labor Market
    Thursday, March 7th, 2013, 7:00pm
    Science Forum on Gendarmenmarkt Square
  • Currency Exchange: An Exhibition by NYU Berlin students at the Berlinische Galerie
    Friday, May 3rd to Sunday, May 5th, 2013, 6:30pm
    Alte Jakobstraße 124, 10969 Berlin
  • Gallatin Symposium on Ethnicity, Migration & Citizenship
    Friday, May 3rd & Saturday, May 4th, 2013
    A symposium on ethnicity, migration, and citizenship, bringing together faculty from NYU sites in Europe as well as faculty from NYU sites in Europe as well as faculty from NYU New York, to explore how issues of ethnicity, religion and migration are reshaping the meaning and practice of citizenship.

Fall 2012

  • Lunchtime Seminar with Harald Leibrecht (FDP), Member of the German Bundestag and Coordinator for Transatlantic Cooperation

    Tuesday, November 27th, 2012, 1:45pm

  • Lunchtime Seminar with Professor Lora Viola (Free University, John F. Kennedy Institute)

    Tuesday, November 20th, 2012, 1:45pm

  • NYUB & Humboldt University Conference on Global Higher Education

    Thursday, November 8th & Friday, November 9th, 2012

  • Berlin Wall Memories – two lunchtime events

    October 2nd and October 9th, 2012, 1:45pm
with Claudia Rusch (author), Joseph Pearson (historian), and the Berlin’s Story Project of NYUB students