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.
Remembering Václav Havel
This 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
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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.
- Steven Dick: Discovering Life in the Universe
- Joseph Genetin-Pilawa: Native Americans in 19th Century Washington, D.C.
- Kevin Kim: Herbert Hoover, Henry Wallace, and Cold War America
- Will Riddington: Social Conservatism and the Reagan Administration
Bradford Lee, Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy
The 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.
Foreign policy at the Kluge Center
Marie Arana on Simón Bolívar
The 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
Librarian 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.
Digital Studies Fellow, Wendy Fok
The 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.
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.
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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
Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
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Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies
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October 28, 2014 (14-191)
Bradford Lee Appointed Kissinger Chair
October 14, 2014 (14-180)
McAuliffe to Serve as Director of John W. Kluge Center
October 10, 2014 (14-182)
How Discovery of Life in the Universe Will Transform Our Thinking