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Through discussion and reflection, the Council assists in implementing an American tradition linking the activities of thinkers and doers, those who are engaged in the world of ideas with those engaged in the world of affairs.

2012 Scholars Council Members

The Scholars Council

About the Scholars Council Members

Marie AranaMarie Arana

Writer-at-large for the The Washington Post; Former editor-in-chief of Book World.

Manuel CastellsManuel Castells

Leading sociologist and 2012 Holberg Memorial International Prize winner.

Antonio Damasio

Antonio Damasio
Neuroscience professor at USC; Head of the Brain and Creativity Institute.

Toyin Falola

Toyin Falola
University of Texas Austin professor; prolific author of books on African history.

Philip W. Gold

Philip W. Gold
Neuroendocrine Research chief at the NIH Clinical Center since 1974.

Philip W. Gold

Hugh Heclo
Professor of American national politics, philosophy of history, religion and politics.

Philip W. Gold

W. Roger Louis
Kerr Chair of English History and Culture at the University of Texas; author/editor 30 books.

Marie Arana

Margaret MacMillan
Professor of History at Oxford and Toronto Universities; Warden of St. Antony’s College.

Manuel Castells

Mark A. Noll
Specialist in the History of Christianity in the U.S.; Professor at Univ. of Notre Dame.

John Rogers Searle

John Rogers Searle
Professor of Philosophy at UC Berkeley. Author of 12 books and more than 150 articles.

William Julius Wilson

William Julius Wilson
1998 National Medal of Science winner; One of Time's America's 25 most influential people.

John Witte, Jr.

John Witte, Jr.
Law professor at Emory University; specialist in legal history, marriage, and religious liberty.

Gordon S. Wood

Gordon S. Wood
Professor emeritus at Brown University; recipient of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for History.

Pauline Yu

Pauline Yu
President of the American Council of Learned Societies; noted author.

About the Council

A body of distinguished scholars, convened by the Librarian of Congress to advise on matters related to scholarship at the Library, with special attention to the Kluge Center and the Kluge Prize.

Members of the Scholars Council are appointed by the Librarian of Congress under a separate Charter appended to the Kluge Center’s Charter.

Read the Scholars Council Charter

About Past Members

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