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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.

The John W. Kluge Center
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$1.5m Kluge Prize to be Awarded in 2015

The Library of Congress will award one of the largest cash prizes for scholarship in the humanities and social sciences when it confers its John W. Kluge Prize in September 2015.

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Kluge Center Blog

A new blog from the Kluge Center — read the latest post:

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William Julius Wilson Arrives

William Julius WilsonThe distinguished sociologist and member of the Library of Congress Scholars Council will spend four months as the Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance, revisiting his past research on race and inequality through the lens of recent events.

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Blumberg Dialogues on Astrobiology

The three-part series, part of the Kluge Center’s Astrobiology Program, will convene public dialogues among scientists, social scientists, humanities scholars and writers to investigate the intersection of astrobiology research with humanistic and societal concerns. The series continues May 28th. Learn more

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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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Foreign policy at the Kluge Center

C-SPAN Interview Series

C-SPAN’s American History TV interviewed five recent Kluge scholars about their research. Watch:

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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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“The Indians’ Capital City: Native Histories of Washington D.C.”
April 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

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Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality
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