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.
New Blog, "Insights," To Launch September 15
The blog will highlight the continual scholarly research conducted at the Kluge Center. Updates on the launch will be posted to the Kluge Center website, Library social media accounts and the Kluge Center RSS feed.
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. Learn more
Attend the event
"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
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.
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Opportunities for Scholars
The Kluge Center invites and welcomes top scholars from around the world to conduct residential research at the Library of Congress through 12 senior chair positions and numerous post-doctoral and doctoral fellowships. Learn more, apply
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
Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations
Apply by November 1 | Learn more
Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
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Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies
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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
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