Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon Rides the World AIDS Day Train in Berlin

December 1, 2017. Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon spoke at a World AIDS Day event at Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz station celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the World AIDS Day partnership between S-Bahn Berlin and Berlin AIDS-Hilfe (BAH). Afterwards Chargé d’Affaires Logsdon traveled with local politicians and members of the Berliner AIDS Hilfe on a special S-Bahn train ...
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“Race, Identity, and the Boundaries of Blackness”

Thomas Chatterton Williams, fellow at the American Academy Berlin, read from his thought-provoking essay “Black and Blue and Blond” published in the Virginia Quarterly Review and anthologized in The Best American Essays 2016 which is now the basis of a book project. With journalist Rose-Anne Clermont he pursued the question where race fits in the construction of modern ...
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Colson Whitehead Reading at the Literarisches Colloquium

On Wednesday October  24, 2017, in cooperation with the Hanser Verlag, the U.S. Embassy Literature Series brought Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead to give a reading of his latest work Underground Railroad at the Literarisches Colloquium in Berlin.  Colson Whitehead read from the book to a full house and afterwards engaged with moderator Thomas Böhm in a fascinating discussion. ...
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