Ferris Professor of Journalism Deborah Amos receives Berlin Prize Fellowship

Deborah Amos, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence and international correspondent for National Public Radio, is among the 22 recipients of the Berlin Prize Fellowship for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 terms.

The fellowship is awarded by the American Academy in Berlin to American or US-based scholars, writers, composers and artists who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields, from the humanities and social sciences to journalism, public policy, fiction, the visual arts and music composition. Fellows spend a semester at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center, a historic 19th-century villa located in Berlin’s Wannsee district.

Amos received a spring 2022 fellowship for her project “The Long Road to Accountability in Syria Runs through Germany.” She will draw on a decade of investigative reporting on the implications of the first trial concerning Syrian accountability for torture and human rights violations, now taking place in Koblenz. In Berlin, she will gather interviews with the Syrian exile population in Germany, legal scholars and lawyers working on the case, journalists and other experts.


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