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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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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

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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
Read the profile of John Bew in The Washington Diplomat

Marie Arana Awarded L.A. Times Book Prize

Marie AranaThe 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

Renata KellerThe 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

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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Preparing for Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding Microbial, Complex or Intelligent Life Beyond Earth
September 18-19, 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
Apply by December 1  |  Learn more

Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies
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Featured Webcast

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"Searching for Life in the Universe: What Does it Mean for Humanity?"
Part of the Kluge Center's Astrobiology Program

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