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Upcoming at the Kluge Center

Lecture

Inaugural Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture
"Finding Shared Values for U.S. Foreign Policy"

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - seating on a first-come, first-serve basis
Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map)

The Library of Congress and the Daniel K. Inouye Institute will present a five-year Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture Series. The first lecture will occur on the evening of July 8, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell in conversation with Andrea Mitchell. Read more

Lecture

“Decolonization and the Sexual Revolution”

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map)

Historian Todd Shepard examines public debates about sex in France during the 1960s and 70s, and explores how what made this so-called revolution “French”—rather than "Western" or "late modern." Part of the Tenth International Seminar on Decolonization.

Lecture

“The Cinematic Dramaturgy of Rouben Mamoulian's Musical Theater”

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
LJ-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map)

Kluge Fellow Bradley Rogers explores the contributions of Rouben Mamoulian to the development of the "integrated musical” -- in particular how Mamoulian, the director of Oklahoma!, Carousel, and countless other works of stage and screen, brought his cinematic innovations to the theater.

Lecture

“Unsettled: Refugee Camps in Britain from the Suez Crisis to Idi Amin”

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map)

Historian Jordanna Bailkin examines two sets of British camps that served the refugees of decolonization: Anglo-Egyptians in 1956 and Ugandan Asians in 1972. Part of the Tenth International Seminar on Decolonization.

Lecture

“Publicity, Celebrity, Fashion: Photographing Edna St. Vincent Millay”

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map)

Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellow Sarah Parker presents photographic representations of the American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, asserting that Millay consciously used her public image to promote her career and to subtly subvert expectations surrounding the ‘poetess’.

Lecture

“Before Trauma: Nostalgia, or the Melancholy of War”

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Memorial Building (view map)

Kluge Fellow Thomas Dodman discusses 18th and 19th century psychological designations of the impact of mass warfare on the human psyche– a predecessor of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)–and insights into the inner, emotional lives of common people at the dawn of the modern age.

Kluge Conversations

Unique, cross-disciplinary dialogues among scholars at the Kluge Center

Blumberg Dialogues on Astrobiology - Part III

Thursday, August 6, 2015 
LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map)

Part three of a three-part dialogue series that will convene scientists, social scientists, humanities scholars and writers from across the country and around the world to investigate the intersection of astrobiology research with humanistic and societal concerns. Part of the Kluge Center’s Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Astrobiology Program. Learn more

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Upcoming Deadlines

July 15
Application deadline for Kluge Fellowships.

November 1
Application and nomination deadline for the Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations.

December 1
Application deadline for the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology.

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2015 News Releases

June 25, 2015 (15-114)
Sreten Ugričić Appointed Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Kluge Center

June 17, 2015 (15-109)
Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell Announced as Inaugural Speakers for Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture Series

June 12, 2015 (15-093)
Ed Ayers to Discuss “The Shape of the Civil War,” June 24

May 21, 2015 (15-088)
Top Scholars Engage in Rapid-Fire Dialogues at ScholarFest, June 11

May 8, 2015 (15-082)
Second Blumberg Dialogue on Astrobiology May 27-28

May 1, 2015 (15-074)
William Julius Wilson to Discuss Race and Economic Class, May 21

April 22, 2015 (15-070)
Bradford Lee to Lecture on U.S. Military Intervention in WWI

April 15, 2015 (15-067)
David Hollenbach Named to Maguire Chair at the Kluge Center

April 7, 2015 (15-055)
Nathaniel Comfort Named to Chair in Astrobiology at John W. Kluge Center

April 6, 2015 (15-054)
Bruce Jentleson Named Kissinger Chair at John W. Kluge Center

April 2, 2015 (15-046)
Kluge Center Celebrates 15 Years with ScholarFest June 10-11

March 11, 2015 (15-036)
Kislak Lecture to Examine Forensic Imaging of Historic Manuscripts

March 2, 2015 (15-033)
First Blumberg Dialogue to Focus on Astrobiology and Religion

February 11, 2015 (15-025)
William Julius Wilson Named Kluge Chair

January 9, 2015 (15-003)
Kluge Center Announces Blumberg Dialogue Series in Astrobiology

2014 News Releases

October 28, 2014 (14-191)
Bradford Lee Appointed Kissinger Chair

October 14, 2014 (14-180)
McAuliffe to Serve as Director of John W. Kluge Center

October 10, 2014 (14-182)
How Discovery of Life in the Universe Will Transform Our Thinking

August 15, 2014 (14-146)
Astrobiology Symposium “Preparing for Discovery” Explores Impact of Finding Life Beyond Earth, Sept. 18-19

June 30, 2014 (14-115)
Origins of the Tet Offensive, 1958 Referendum in French West Africa Subject of July Lectures

May 27, 2014 (14-091)
Kluge Center Hosts Astrobiology and Theology Discussion June 18

February 21, 2014 (14-030)
Lecture Series Looks at Foreign Policy Through the Lens of Realpolitik

February 3, 2014 (14-017)
Scholars to Discuss World Christianity, Immigration and the United States, Feb. 26

January 10, 2014 (14-006)
Leading Authorities in Astrobiology to Discuss the Societal Implications of the Search for Life in the Universe

January 2, 2014 (14-002)
Robin Lovin to Discuss Moral Vocabulary in Politics, Jan. 23

2013 News Releases

October 18, 2013 (13-177)
John Bew Named Kissinger Chair at John W. Kluge Center

October 17, 2013 (13-179)
New Chair in Astrobiology at Kluge Center Arrives Nov. 1

September 30, 2013 (13-171)
Scholars to Discuss World Christianity, Immigration and the U.S.

September 13, 2013 (13-158)
Shrinking Moral Vocabulary in Politics

August 15, 2013 (13-142)
Longevity of Human Civilization Symposium at Kluge Center

August 5, 2013 (13-140)
Former College President Appointed Distinguished Visiting Scholar

June 21, 2013 (13-123)
Scholar Uncovers the Autobiographies of India, July 11

June 11, 2013 (13-115)
Kluge Center Announces Summer 2013 Lecture Season

May 20, 2013 (13-103)
Morton Kondracke to Discuss the Life and Career of Jack Kemp, June 4

April 30, 2013 (13-083)
Steven Dick Named Chair in Astrobiology at Kluge Center

April 15, 2013 (13-074)
"The Ike Age: Eisenhower, America & the World of the 1950s," Lecture

April 8, 2013 (13-067)
"Why Two in One Flesh? The Western Case for Monogamy over Polygamy" April 30

March 27, 2013 (13-061)
Advisory: Igniting Conversations, Illuminating Minds, April 29-May 2

March 13, 2013 (13-049)
Indian Historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam Appointed Chair At The John W. Kluge Center

February 15, 2013 (13-027)
Scholars to Examine Human & Moral Relationship to the Environment

January 31, 2013 (13-018)
Library of Congress Seeks Applicants for Fellowships in the John W. Kluge Center

January 31, 2013 (13-016)
Robin Lovin Named to the Cary & Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History

January 18, 2013 (13-010)
Kluge Center Announces Winter/Spring Lecture Season

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