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Upcoming at the Kluge Center

FEBRUARY

Lecture

“Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Politics of Slavery”

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
Room LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map)

In his 1858 "House Divided" speech, Abraham Lincoln accused Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, outgoing President Franklin Pierce, president-elect James Buchanan, and Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas of a conspiracy to perpetuate slavery in the United States. According to Lincoln, this conspiracy took form in the infamous 1857 Supreme Court case of Dred Scott v. Sandford, which excluded African Americans from U.S. citizenship. Kluge Fellow Rachel Shelden re-examines Lincoln’s conspiracy charge in the context of how the federal political system – and particularly the Supreme Court – operated in the mid-nineteenth century.

MARCH

Lecture

“American Universities, the 'German Connection', and the First World War”

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
Room LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map)

Bavarian Fellow Charlotte Lerg examines how cultural diplomacy played out on American college campuses before and during the First World War. Lerg discusses what motivated universities to engage in these endeavors and how they used the opportunity to position themselves nationally and to gain international visibility.

Lecture

“Medieval Manuscripts in the Library of Congress”

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
Room LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map)

Kluge Fellow Ilya Dines discusses his current project to catalogue 150 medieval manuscripts and fragments held by the Library of Congress. In his presentation, Dines will analyze in detail the importance of the Library's medieval manuscript collection and outline the role it could play in expanding and deepening understandings of the medieval era.

This event was originally scheduled for March 3, 2016.

APRIL

Annual Maguire Address

“Humanity in Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities to People Displaced by War”

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Room LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map)

David Hollenbach, SJ, 2015 Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History, discusses the number of people displaced by war and other crises--which today is higher than at any time since World War II--and the responsibilities of the U.S., of other nations, and of nongovernmental organizations and religious communities to assist these people. A proposal will be made about the ethical responsibilities to protect people in the midst of humanitarian crises and how to prevent such crises. Hollenbach is the University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice and the Director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College. Read more

This event was originally scheduled for January 26, 2016 but was postponed due to inclement weather.

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2016 Press Releases

January 8, 2016 (16-009)
John Sexton Named Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance

January 5, 2016 (16-003)
David Hollenbach to Discuss Humanitarian Crises and People Displaced by War

2015 Press Releases

November 19, 2015 (15-205)
Mary Dudziak to Discuss America’s Entry into World War I

October 30, 2015 (15-197)
John Witte to Discuss the Lasting Impact of the Protestant Reformation

October 23, 2015 (15-191)
Marie Arana Named Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South

October 16, 2015 (15-185)
Comfort Begins Tenure as Third Chair in Astrobiology

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 Press 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 Press 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

For More Information

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Public contact:
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Current Issue

Celebrating 15 Years

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In this issue
A record Kluge Prize, the first ever #ScholarFest & the inaugural Daniel K. Inouye Memorial Lecture cap a celebration of 15 years of The John W. Kluge Center.

Open the Fall 2015 Newsletter (PDF, 714 KB)

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