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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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New Director, Jane McAuliffe

Jane McAuliffeLibrarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Dr. Jane McAuliffe as director of The John W. Kluge Center and head of the Library’s Office of Scholarly Programs. McAuliffe is the immediate past president of Bryn Mawr College.

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Kluge Center Blog

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C-SPAN Interview Series

C-SPAN’s American History TV conducted a series of five interviews with Kluge scholars about their research projects.

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Astrobiology Symposium: “Preparing for Discovery”

Astrobiology Chair Steven Dick convened 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. Watch

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"Real Realpolitik: A History"

John BewKissinger 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
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Marie Arana on Simón Bolívar

Marie AranaThe new film "The Liberator" dramatizes the life of Simón Bolívar, founding father of independent South America. Kluge scholar Marie Arana researched and wrote her award-winning biography of Bolívar at the Kluge Center; she spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about the warrior statesman's complicated legacy. Listen

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Scholar Spotlight: Joshua Caffery, Lomax Fellow

Renata KellerThe folklorist and musician researched the traditional Cajun music of Louisiana preserved in the Library of Congress collections as the 2013-2014 Alan Lomax Fellow in Folklife Studies.

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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

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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How the Discovery of Life Beyond Earth Will Transform Our Thinking
With Astrobiology Chair Steven Dick, October 30, 2014

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Upcoming Deadlines

Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations
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Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
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Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies
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