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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
Congress & History Conference at the Library of Congress
Kluge Prize
Unique Opportunities for Scholars
Lectures and Conversations

Congress & History Conference

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, with generous support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is hosting the 16th annual Congress & History Conference on June 15 and 16, 2017.

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Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture Series

"Inspiring a Sense of Service and Idealism"—featuring Elaine L. Chao, Reed Hastings, and Ann Compton—takes place on May 18 at 6:30pm.

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The Kluge Prize

The Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity recognizes individuals whose outstanding scholarship in the humanities and social sciences has shaped both public affairs and civil society. The Prize is ordinarily a $1 million award. View winners

The Kluge Center on C-SPAN

Interviews with Kluge scholars plus lectures and scholarly programs. Watch

The Kluge Center on TIME.com

Interviews with Kluge scholars about their research. Read

About John W. Kluge

John W. KlugeThe Kluge Center is enabled through the vision and generosity of the late philanthropist John W. Kluge.

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Upcoming Events

MAY 4, 2017, 3:00 - 5:00pm
Panel discussion on “Religion in American History: Moments of Crisis and Opportunity,” with John Witte, Sarah Barringer Gordon and Peter Manseau
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MAY 18, 2017, at 6:30pm
The third annual Daniel K. Inouye Distiguished Lecture, "Inspiring a Sense of Service and Idealism," with Elaine L. Chao, Reed Hastings, and Ann Compton
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MAY 25, 2017, at 4:00pm
“Early Modern Globalization through a Jesuit Prism,” Jose Casanova, Kluge Chair in the Countries and Culture of the North
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