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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 Kluge Prize Unique Opportunities for Scholars

Ninth International Seminar on Decolonization

World ChristianitySixteen young scholars from around the world once again convene at the Kluge Center for research and discussion on the dissolution of colonial empires and the emergence of new nations in the period following the Second World War.

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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

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.

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Astrobiology at the Kluge Center  

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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Research Opportunities for Scholars

Area Studies Reading RoomApplications and nominations are being accepted from eligible scholars for the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations. Click the link for instructions, application forms, and deadlines.

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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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Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations
Deadline November 1  |  Learn more

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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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