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Past 2014 News & Events

JANUARY

Lecture

"'I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke': Coca-Cola Advertising and Cultural Revolutions of the 1960s"

January 16, 2014, 12:00 –1:00 p.m.
LJ-113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress (view map).

Scholar Amanda Ciafone, Kluge Fellow, on the cultural and social movements around The Coca-Cola Company. Learn More

Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcast and Recorded Sound Division

Annual Maguire Address

“Ethics, Politics, and Institutions: A Moral Vocabulary for Modern Democracy”

January 23, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., LJ-119
This event was rescheduled from October 2013
Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress (view map).

Dr. Robin Lovin, 2013 Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History, on how to re-introduce a moral vocabulary into contemporary politics.

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Astrobiology Program

"Searching for Life in the Universe: What Does it Mean for Humanity?"

January 28, 2014, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress (view map).

Scholars David H. Grinspoon and Steven J. Dick, two of the world’s leading astrobiology researchers, in a unique public conversation on the societal implications of astrobiology. Grinspoon and Dick are the Kluge Center’s outgoing and incoming Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chairs in Astrobiology, respectively.

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FEBRUARY

Lecture

“Mexico’s Cold War: Cuba, the United States, and the Struggle Over the Legacy of the Mexican Revolution”

February 20, 2014, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. 
LJ-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map).

Scholar Renata Keller, Kluge Fellow, on her forthcoming book on the Cold War in Mexico.

Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and Hispanic Cultural Society

Panel Discussion

"World Christianity, Immigration, and the U.S.: The Non-Western Church Comes to America"

February 26, 2014, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress (view map).

Four distinguished scholars of religion on the interconnectivity of Christianity, immigration and American religion.

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This event was rescheduled from October 2013

Lecture

“States of Exclusion: Britain and France, 1685-1715”

February 27, 2014, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. 
LJ-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building. (view map).

Scholar Scott Sowerby, Kluge Fellow, on the inclusion and exclusion of religious minorities in France and England.

Lecture

“Psychiatry and Brazilian Republicanism, 1889-1930”

March 6, 2014, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
RESCHEDULED FROM FEB. 13
LJ-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map).

Scholar Manuella Meyer, David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, on the history of mental health, psychiatry, and social order in Brazil.

Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and Hispanic Cultural Society

Kissinger Program Series: “The Return of Realpolitik: A Window Into The Soul of Anglo-American Foreign Policy”

Applying Realpolitik: “America, the Muslim Brotherhood and Realpolitik: Understanding the Other”

March 13, 2014, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map).

Dr. John Bew, Kissinger Chair at the Library of Congress, and Dr. Martyn Frampton, Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Queen Mary University of London, discuss America’s engagement with, and understanding of, the Muslim Brotherhood since 1945 and what this says about concepts of realpolitik.

Part 1 of a 3-part series on realpolitik in practice and theory.

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Kissinger Program Series: “The Return of Realpolitik: A Window Into The Soul of Anglo-American Foreign Policy”

“Challenging Realpolitik: Realpolitik and American Exceptionalism”

March 27, 2014, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map).

Dr. John Bew, Kissinger Chair at the Library of Congress, and noted historian Robert Kagan, discuss how realpolitik can be squared with the foreign policy of a nation which has always seen itself as exceptional.

Part 2 of a 3-part series on realpolitik in practice and theory.

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Kissinger Program Series: “The Return of Realpolitik: A Window Into The Soul of Anglo-American Foreign Policy”

“Excavating Realpolitik: Real Realpolitik: A History”

April 10, 2014, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map).

Dr. John Bew, Kissinger Chair at the Library of Congress, argues that real realpolitik is ripe for excavation and rediscovery, and that the original concept is still relevant to the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Part 3 of a 3-part series on realpolitik in practice and theory.

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Book Talk & Discussion

“Jascha Heifetz the Iconic Violinist”

April 16, 2014, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. 
LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map).

Three Heifetz experts discuss the life and legacy of the great twentieth-century Russian-American violinist.

Dario Sarlo, Kluge Fellow, independent scholar and researcher, and co-editor of Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia (Indiana University Press, 2013).

Ayke Agus, professional violinist and pianist, assistant and confidante to Heifetz, and the author of Jascha Heifetz as I Knew Him (Amadeus Press, 2001).

Arthur Vered, publisher of the first full-length biography of Jascha Heifetz (Robert Hale, 1986).

Lecture

“Amazons in Paris: Ida Rubinstein and the Art of Travesty ”

April 17, 2014, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
LJ-113, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (view map).

Scholar Natalie Rouland, Kluge Fellow, discusses the use of travesty, or cross-dressing, in the performances of Russian-Jewish-turned-French-Catholic dancer, actress, and impresario Ida Rubinstein (1883-1960).

Past Deadlines

April 17, 2014
Applications due for the David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality.

February 14, 2014
Applications due for the Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation Fellowship for Caricature and Cartoon.

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