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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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Remembering Václav Havel

Václav HavelThis month 25 years ago the Velvet Revolution led to the end of Communist rule in Czechoslovakia and the election of Václav Havel as the nation's first democratically elected president since 1946. The Kluge Center joined the Embassy of the Czech Republic and others to commemorate Havel's life, legacy and lasting impact on political philosophy and human rights. Learn more

Václav Havel: Kluge Center scholar
"The Emperor Has No Clothes": Havel on human rights

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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Bradford Lee, Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy

Bradford LeeThe accomplished scholar of foreign policy, military strategy and international relations will spend six months at the Kluge Center researching an ambitious book project examining the results and costs of American military intervention in the 20th century. Lee is the Emeritus Philip A. Crowl Professor of Comparative Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College.

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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

Lecture: Marie Arana on Simón Bolívar
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New Director, Jane McAuliffe

Jane McAuliffeLibrarian of Congress James H. Billington recently 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 and former distinguished visiting scholar at the Kluge Center.

About Jane McAuliffe
"Moving Down the Hall": Jane McAuliffe on the transition from Kluge scholar to Kluge director

Digital Studies Fellow, Wendy Fok

Jane McAuliffeThe first-ever Kluge Fellow in Digital Studies, Fok arrived in November and will research the intersection of architecture, design and law. Fok is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston’s Hines College of Architecture.

About Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies
Apply by December 6

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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“B.R. Ambedkar: The Life of the Mind and a Life in Politics”
With Kluge Fellow Ananya Vajpeyi, December 2, 2014

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Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
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