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Upcoming at the Kluge Center


“Imminence of Estrangement and Liability of Inner Emigration”

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Room LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map)

Distinguished visiting scholar Sreten Ugričić discusses the tensions between self-censorship and inner emigration, a form of political disassociation and dissidence, under totalitarian regimes.

Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence

“Justice, Neutrality and Law”

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Room LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map)

Political philosopher and Harvard professor Michael J. Sandel will deliver the 2015 Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence. The lecture, titled "Justice, Neutrality and Law," will focus on such questions as whether the law should affirm certain moral judgments, or be neutral on moral and spiritual questions.

Co-sponsored by the Law Library of Congress


“From Gospel to Law: The Lutheran Reformation and its Impact on Law, Politics, and Society”

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Room LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map)

With legal scholar John Witte, Jr.

Kluge Conversations

Unique, cross-disciplinary dialogues among scholars-in-residence at the Kluge Center

“Migration, Asylum and the Role of the State: Defining Boundaries, Redefining Borders”

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Room LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map)

Issues around immigration, migration, and asylum are pressing political, social and cultural concerns in the United States and Europe today. Three Fellows at the Kluge Center will discuss the role of the state in establishing geographic, technological and bureaucratic controls over the flow of peoples, cultures and beliefs across borders, and examine how the notions of national borders and state boundaries have evolved over the 20th and 21st century and how migrants and immigrants continue to challenge state-defined categories.


  • Ivan Chaar-Lopez, researching databases, computers, and drones as instruments of border and migration control along the southern border (Digital Studies Fellow, University of Michigan)
  • Katherine Luongo, researching witchcraft and spiritual beliefs among African asylum-seekers in Europe, Canada and Australia (Kluge Fellow, Northeastern University)
  • Julia Young, researching early 20th century Mexican immigration to the U.S. (Kluge Fellow, Catholic University)

Upcoming Deadlines

October 15
Application deadline for Kislak Fellowships.

November 1
Application and nomination deadline for the Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations.

December 1
Application deadline for the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology.

December 6
Application deadline for the Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies.

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2015 News Releases

September 17, 2015 (15-162)
Ambassador Robert Gallucci to Serve as Director of the John W. Kluge Center

September 11, 2015 (15-160)
John Witte, Jr. Named Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North

August 11, 2015 (15-125)
Philosophers Habermas and Taylor to Share $1.5 Million Kluge Prize

July 28, 2015 (15-128)
Third Blumberg Dialogue to Focus on Astrobiology and the Arts

July 27, 2015 (15-127)
Mary Dudziak Named Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance

June 25, 2015 (15-114)
Sreten Ugričić Appointed Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Kluge Center

June 17, 2015 (15-109)
Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell Announced as Inaugural Speakers for Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture Series

June 12, 2015 (15-093)
Ed Ayers to Discuss “The Shape of the Civil War,” June 24

May 21, 2015 (15-088)
Top Scholars Engage in Rapid-Fire Dialogues at ScholarFest, June 11

May 8, 2015 (15-082)
Second Blumberg Dialogue on Astrobiology May 27-28

May 1, 2015 (15-074)
William Julius Wilson to Discuss Race and Economic Class, May 21

April 22, 2015 (15-070)
Bradford Lee to Lecture on U.S. Military Intervention in WWI

April 15, 2015 (15-067)
David Hollenbach Named to Maguire Chair at the Kluge Center

April 7, 2015 (15-055)
Nathaniel Comfort Named to Chair in Astrobiology at John W. Kluge Center

April 6, 2015 (15-054)
Bruce Jentleson Named Kissinger Chair at John W. Kluge Center

April 2, 2015 (15-046)
Kluge Center Celebrates 15 Years with ScholarFest June 10-11

March 11, 2015 (15-036)
Kislak Lecture to Examine Forensic Imaging of Historic Manuscripts

March 2, 2015 (15-033)
First Blumberg Dialogue to Focus on Astrobiology and Religion

February 11, 2015 (15-025)
William Julius Wilson Named Kluge Chair

January 9, 2015 (15-003)
Kluge Center Announces Blumberg Dialogue Series in Astrobiology

2014 News Releases

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

August 15, 2014 (14-146)
Astrobiology Symposium “Preparing for Discovery” Explores Impact of Finding Life Beyond Earth, Sept. 18-19

June 30, 2014 (14-115)
Origins of the Tet Offensive, 1958 Referendum in French West Africa Subject of July Lectures

May 27, 2014 (14-091)
Kluge Center Hosts Astrobiology and Theology Discussion June 18

February 21, 2014 (14-030)
Lecture Series Looks at Foreign Policy Through the Lens of Realpolitik

February 3, 2014 (14-017)
Scholars to Discuss World Christianity, Immigration and the United States, Feb. 26

January 10, 2014 (14-006)
Leading Authorities in Astrobiology to Discuss the Societal Implications of the Search for Life in the Universe

January 2, 2014 (14-002)
Robin Lovin to Discuss Moral Vocabulary in Politics, Jan. 23

2013 News Releases

October 18, 2013 (13-177)
John Bew Named Kissinger Chair at John W. Kluge Center

October 17, 2013 (13-179)
New Chair in Astrobiology at Kluge Center Arrives Nov. 1

September 30, 2013 (13-171)
Scholars to Discuss World Christianity, Immigration and the U.S.

September 13, 2013 (13-158)
Shrinking Moral Vocabulary in Politics

August 15, 2013 (13-142)
Longevity of Human Civilization Symposium at Kluge Center

August 5, 2013 (13-140)
Former College President Appointed Distinguished Visiting Scholar

June 21, 2013 (13-123)
Scholar Uncovers the Autobiographies of India, July 11

June 11, 2013 (13-115)
Kluge Center Announces Summer 2013 Lecture Season

May 20, 2013 (13-103)
Morton Kondracke to Discuss the Life and Career of Jack Kemp, June 4

April 30, 2013 (13-083)
Steven Dick Named Chair in Astrobiology at Kluge Center

April 15, 2013 (13-074)
"The Ike Age: Eisenhower, America & the World of the 1950s," Lecture

April 8, 2013 (13-067)
"Why Two in One Flesh? The Western Case for Monogamy over Polygamy" April 30

March 27, 2013 (13-061)
Advisory: Igniting Conversations, Illuminating Minds, April 29-May 2

March 13, 2013 (13-049)
Indian Historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam Appointed Chair At The John W. Kluge Center

February 15, 2013 (13-027)
Scholars to Examine Human & Moral Relationship to the Environment

January 31, 2013 (13-018)
Library of Congress Seeks Applicants for Fellowships in the John W. Kluge Center

January 31, 2013 (13-016)
Robin Lovin Named to the Cary & Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History

January 18, 2013 (13-010)
Kluge Center Announces Winter/Spring Lecture Season

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