The Berlin Program is a residential program which offers our fellows a stimulating academic environment at one of Germany’s leading research universities. The program seeks to provide a vibrant fellowship community in which our colloquium serves as a central meeting point for all fellows to share, discuss and support each other’s work. Participation in the colloquium allows fellows to reflect on their ongoing research and gain knowledge of current research done in other academic fields. Unlike most academic settings, in which opportunities for truly interdisciplinary dialogue are rare, the Berlin Program deliberately promotes a cross-disciplinary dialogue. Many of the selected projects challenge traditional disciplinary borders, and oftentimes, our ability to communicate. Guided by eminent scholars, the program places high priority in the fellows’ academic and cultural immersion in the “field” and brings together North American fellows and German scholars, intellectuals.