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The Chair of the Countries and Cultures of the North, selected and appointed by the Librarian of Congress, focuses on North America, Europe, Russia and East Asia, using the immense foreign language collections in the specialized reading rooms of the Jefferson Building.

Chair Holders

2011
David Laitin


2010
W. Roger Louis
Lecture: “The European Colonial Empires in Asia and Africa
[ Webcast ]

Lecture: “The moral conscience of the world: The United Nations and Palestine in 1947”
[ Webcast ]

Lecture: "The End of European Colonial Empires"
[ Webcast ]


2007
Herman Van der Wee
Lecture: “Economic Globalization in the Mirror of History
[ Webcast ]


2006
Neil Smelser
Lecture: "Why Terrorist Ideologies Are So Powerful"
[ Webcast ]


2003
Michael Howard
Book talk: Philip Bobbitt and Sir Michael Howard discuss Bobbitt’s book “The shield of Achilles: War, law and the course of history
[ Webcast ]

Library of Congress Information Bulletin article: “Philip Bobbitt and Sir Michael Howard discuss Bobbitt’s book ‘The shield of Achilles: War, law and the course of history’


2001
Jaroslav Pelikan

2004 Kluge Prize Announcements
   http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2004/04-200.html
   http://www.loc.gov/loc/lcib/0502/kluge.html

Lecture honoring Jaroslav Pelikan
Higher Education in an Age of Specialized Knowledge” by Vartan Gregorian

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