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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.

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Philosophers Habermas and Taylor Share $1.5 Million Kluge Prize

Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor, two of the world’s most important philosophers, shared this year's John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity awarded by the Library of Congress. The Prize was conferred September 29th in Washington. Watch | View photos

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#ScholarFest: A Celebration of 15 Years of Extraordinary Scholarship

More than 70 top scholars—all former residents at the Kluge Center—convened on Capitol Hill for a festival of scholarship that celebrated the Kluge Center’s 15th anniversary, June 10-11. Watch the videos

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Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture Series

The John W. Kluge Center and Daniel K. Inouye Institute announced a five-year lecture series on themes that reflect Sen. Inouye’s legacy of public service and civic engagement. The inaugural event occurred July 8th and featured a conversation between Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell, moderated by Ann Compton. Watch

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About The John W. Kluge Center

John W. KlugeThrough 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.

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Award Ceremony

Conferral of the 6th Kluge Prize
September 29, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

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September 17, 2015 (15-162)
Ambassador Robert Gallucci to Serve as Director of the John W. Kluge Center

August 11, 2015 (15-125)
Philosophers Habermas and Taylor to Share $1.5 Million Kluge Prize

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