The John W. Kluge Center brings together scholars and researchers from around the world to stimulate and energize one another, to distill wisdom from the Library's rich resources, and to interact with policymakers and the public.
Ninth International Seminar on Decolonization
Sixteen young scholars from around the world once again convene at the Kluge Center for research and discussion on the dissolution of colonial empires and the emergence of new nations in the period following the Second World War.
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"Real Realpolitik: A History"
Kissinger Chair John Bew used the Library of Congress collections and his residency at the Kluge Center to research and write the first English-language book on the history of realpolitik.
Lecture: John Bew on Realpolitik
Read the profile of John Bew in The Washington Diplomat
Astrobiology Symposium: “Preparing for Discovery”
September 18-19, 2014
Astrobiology Chair Steven Dick convenes scientists, historians, philosophers and theologians for a two-day symposium to explore how humanity might prepare for the discovery of microbial, complex or intelligent life beyond Earth.
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Astrobiology at the Kluge Center
Marie Arana Awarded L.A. Times Book Prize
The former Kluge scholar and member of the Library of Congress Scholars Council received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best biography of 2013 for “Bolivar: An American Liberator.” The book was extensively researched and written at the Kluge Center. Read more
Lecture: Marie Arana on Simón Bolívar
About the book | About Marie Arana
Scholar Spotlight: Charlotte Rogers, Kluge Fellow
The Assistant Professor at George Mason University used the Library’s collections to research the myth of “El Dorado” in contemporary South American fiction in the wake of deforestation and settlement in the Amazon river basin.
Read the interview with Charlotte Rogers
About Kluge Fellowships
Research Opportunities for Scholars
Applications and nominations are being accepted from eligible scholars for the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations. Click the link for instructions, application forms, and deadlines.
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About The John W. Kluge Center
Through the vision and generosity of John W. Kluge, the Kluge Center welcomes top scholars in the humanities and social sciences from around the world to conduct research in the Library of Congress collections and engage in dialogue with policymakers and the public.
About the Kluge Center
Read the Kluge Center charter
August 7, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.
“Diagnosing Difference: Psychiatrists, Psychologists and the Medicalization of Racial Politics in Postwar America,” with Scholar Sonia Lee.
August 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.
“The Gospel Sensibility: Evangelicals, Modernity, and Sacred Song in American Experience,” with Scholar Douglas Harrison.
Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations
Deadline November 1 | Learn more
Inquiring Minds: Blog Posts from the Kluge Center