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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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The Kluge Prize: Recognizing Outstanding Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Library of Congress will award one of the largest cash prizes for scholarship—$1.5 million—when it confers the John W. Kluge Prize in September 2015.

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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. About the event

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Kluge Center Blog

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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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Astrobiology at the Kluge Center

The Kluge Center’s Astrobiology Program examines the intersection of astrobiology and the humanities. Events continue August 6 with Part III of the Blumberg Dialogue Series.

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Astrobiology at the Kluge Center

Watch: The Kluge Center on C-SPAN

Interviews with Kluge scholars about their research at the Kluge Center:

  • "Discovering Life in the Universe"
    with Astrobiology Chair Steven Dick | Watch
  • "Native Americans in 19th Century Washington, D.C."
    with Kluge Fellow Joseph Genetin-Pilawa | Watch
  • "Herbert Hoover, Henry Wallace, and Cold War America"
    with Jameson Fellow Kevin Kim | Watch
  • "Social Conservatism and the Reagan Administration"
    with AHRC Fellow Will Riddington" | Watch
  • "Women's Magazine Writers of the 1920s"
    with AHRC Fellow Sophie Oliver | Watch

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Research at the Kluge Center featured on

  • "What the U.S. Can Learn From a Century of War"
    with Kissinger Chair Bradford Lee | Read
  • "How Native Americans Shaped Washington, D.C."
    with Kluge Fellow Joseph Genetin-Pilawa | Read
  • "How Mexican Immigration to the U.S. Has Evolved"
    with Kluge Fellow Julia Young | Read
  • "How Today’s Ebola Response Reflects the History of Colonialism in Africa"
    with Decolonization Seminar participant Jessica-Pearson Patel | Read

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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"Before Trauma: Nostalgia, or the Melancholy of War"
with Kluge Fellow Thomas Dodman
July 30, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

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Chairs & Fellowships

Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations
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NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
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Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies
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June 25, 2015 (15-114)
Sreten Ugričić Appointed Distinguished Visiting Scholar

June 17, 2015 (15-109)
Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell Announced for Inaugural Inouye Lecture

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