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    Unintended Consequences: How the War in Ukraine Impacts Global Energy and Food Security The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led major European countries to completely reevaluate their energy policy and to consider alternatives to Russian oil and gas. Meanwhile, consumers in both the U.S. and Europe are facing higher costs for gasoline and transportation. Because Ukraine is one of the largest contributors to the United Nations World Food Program, the war also threatens to disrupt food supplies...
    • Contributor: Turello, Dan - Weiss, Andrew - Welsh, Caitlin - Elkind, Jonathan
    • Date: 2022-08-15
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    2022 Kluge Prize Announcement Historian George Chauncey will receive the 2022 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. Chauncey is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University, a position he has held since 2017, and he directs the Columbia Research Institute on the Global History of Sexualities.
    • Contributor: Chauncey, George
    • Date: 2022-06-22
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    A Conversation with Beth Simone Noveck A Conversation with Beth Simone Noveck on her book "Solving Public Problems." In it, she digs into the details of how government can engage citizens and make use of innovative tools to address the pressing issues democracies face today. "Solving Public Problems" is a guide for public servants of all kinds and at all levels, showing how government can be used effectively to make...
    • Contributor: Yacobucci, Brent - Noveck, Beth
    • Date: 2022-06-02
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    The Fires of Philadelphia Author Zachary M. Schrag discusses his book "The Fires of Philadelphia: Citizen Soldiers, Nativists, and the 1844 Riots Over the Soul of a Nation."
    • Contributor: Schrag, Zachary - Breiner, Andrew - Yacobucci, Brent
    • Date: 2022-05-26
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    Pillars of Democracy: Churches & Other Civic Institutions The Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center, with the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute, host the Pillars of Democracy series to explore how institutions should work in a functioning society, and grapple with the question of how their decline can be counteracted. This webinar will discuss what is causing once-central features of American life to decline in relevance.
    • Contributor: Yacobucci, Brent - Smarick, Andy - Granberg-Michaelson, Wesley - Skocpol, Theda - Campbell, David
    • Date: 2022-05-19
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    Pillars of Democracy: The Media The Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute come together to discuss journalism and other forms of mass communication that have become politicized and distrusted by the American people.
    • Contributor: Slayton, April - Kalb, Marvin - Stirewalt, Chris - Hall, Jane - Yacobucci, Brent
    • Date: 2022-05-11
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    Before the Religious Right Join the Kluge Center for a discussion with Gene Zubovich who explains the important role of liberal Protestants in the battles over poverty, segregation, and U.S. foreign relations in a global context.
    • Contributor: Stratmoen, Michael - Zubovich, Gene - Turello, Dan
    • Date: 2022-05-03
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    A Conversation with Suzanne Mettler Suzanne Mettler, political scientist from Cornell University, will be Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance in 2023-2024. The event will focus on her recent book, "Four Threats," where she and her co-author Robert C. Lieberman explore five moments in history when democracy in the U.S. was under siege: the 1790s, the Civil War, the Gilded Age, the Depression and Watergate. These episodes risked...
    • Contributor: Mettler, Suzanne - Yacobucci, Brent
    • Date: 2022-04-28
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    A Conversation with Tamika Y. Nunley The Kluge Center hosts a conversation with Tamika Y. Nunley on her latest book, "At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C." Nunley discusses the stories of Black women in D.C. navigating lives of slavery within a city founded upon the symbolism of liberty.
    • Contributor: D. Yacobucci, Brent - Nunley, Tamika
    • Date: 2022-04-21
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    Assyrians in Modern Iraq The Kluge Center Director, will interview former Kluge Fellow, Alda Benjamen, on her new book based on her research at the Library of Congress while a fellow at the Kluge Center. Examining the relationship between a strengthened Iraqi state under the Ba'th regime and the Assyrians, a Christian ethnoreligious group, Alda Benjamen studies the role of minorities in twentieth-century Iraqi political and cultural history....
    • Contributor: Benjamen, Alda - Yacobucci, Brent
    • Date: 2022-04-21
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    Women of the 117th Congress: Diverse Voices Making History, Part 2 The 117th Congress set a new record high for women's representation in the legislature. As part of the Library of Congress celebrations of Women's History Month, the Library's Congressional Relations Office and the John W. Kluge Center will highlight the achievements of women in Congress as a testament to progress in the American democracy, from suffrage to candidacy, to governing. In this event, women...
    • Contributor: Jackson Lee, Sheila - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2022-03-02
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    Women of the 117th Congress: Diverse Voices Making History, Part 1 The 117th Congress set a new record high for women's representation in the legislature. As part of the Library of Congress celebrations of Women's History Month, the Library's Congressional Relations Office and the John W. Kluge Center will highlight the achievements of women in Congress as a testament to progress in the American democracy, from suffrage to candidacy, to governing. In this event, women...
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla - Moore Capito, Shelley
    • Date: 2022-03-02
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    The Maritime Underground Railroad Kluge Center Director John Haskell moderates a discussion by Timothy D. Walker, Cheryl Janifer LaRoche and Cassandra Newby-Alexander on how enslaved people achieved their freedom and what the journey by sea looked like for many African Americans.
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - Newby-Alexander, Cassandra - Laroche, Cheryl Janifer - Walker, Timothy D
    • Date: 2022-02-23
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    Pillars of Democracy: The Military The military is an American institution that enjoys higher levels of trust than most others, but that doesn't mean it has been totally removed from larger trends. The armed forces have been at the center of struggles for equality around race, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. And high profile events like foreign deployments and the withdrawal from Afghanistan continue to shape public perceptions...
    • Contributor: K. Brooks, Vincent - Schake, Kori - Haskell, John - Galston, William A. - Cappello, Joe
    • Date: 2022-02-17
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    A Conversation with Martha Jones with Historian Adam Rothman Martha S. Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, and a Professor at the SNF Agora Institute at The Johns Hopkins University. She is a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy. She is in residence at the Kluge Center as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar beginning January 2022. She...
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - Hensley, Travis
    • Date: 2022-02-17
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    Putin, Ukraine, and What's Likely to Happen Join the John W. Kluge Center and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for a panel discussion about the sharp jump in tensions between the Kremlin and the West amid a growing threat of renewed Russian military action in Ukraine. Panelists from Russia, Europe, and the United States will assess Russian President Putin's goals in fomenting a showdown over Ukraine and his desire to exploit...
    • Contributor: Danyliuk, Oleksandr - Haskell, John - Liik, Kadri - Gabuev, Alexander - S. Weiss, Andrew
    • Date: 2022-01-27
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    Pillars of Democracy: Electoral Institutions For our January Pillars of Democracy conversation, a panel assembled by the John W. Kluge Center, the Brookings Institution, and the American Enterprise Institute will look at how electoral institutions have become so distrusted, and how Americans might regain confidence in elections as a measure of voter preferences.
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - Kamarck, Elaine - Azari, Julia - C. Fortier, John - Levin, Yuval
    • Date: 2022-01-20
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    Valentine Moghadam and Shamiran Mako on the Aftermath of the Arab Spring Join us for a discussion with Valentine Moghadam, professor of sociology and International affairs at Northeastern University and Shamiran Mako, assistant professor of international relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University discuss these areas drawing from their recently published book, "After the Arab Uprisings: Progress and Stagnation in the Middle East and North Africa".
    • Contributor: Mako, Shamiran - Turello, Dan - Moghadam, Valentine
    • Date: 2021-12-17
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    Pillars of Democracy: The Political Parties Despite periodic efforts to create new parties, for well over a century nothing has broken the hold of the Democratic and Republican parties on governance and elections. But while a president or major legislative faction from outside the two-party system may be hard to imagine in the near future, primary elections, party discipline in voting, and the relationships between the parties have changed a...
    • Contributor: Jordán Wallace, Sophia - Haskell, John - Philpot, Tasha - Olsen, Henry - Drutman, Lee
    • Date: 2021-12-16
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    The U.S. Natural Gas Market: Lessons for a Global Market Michael Ratner, Congressional Research Service energy policy specialist, will discuss his research on how, since the advent of shale gas, the United States has become the world's largest producer and consumer of natural gas, as well as the fastest-growing exporter.
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - Ratner, Michael - Yacobucci, Brent
    • Date: 2021-12-02
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    Kluge Prize Address From Recipient Danielle Allen Danielle Allen delivers an address titled "Educating for American Democracy," in which she considers the role of education in fostering a common purpose in American society. At a time when the idea of cooperation for the public good is tested by crisis and political division, Allen's work connects us and brings us together around shared goals, all while maintaining the importance of the differences...
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - Allen, Danielle - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-11-16
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    Pillars of Democracy: The Administrative State Much of the work of the U.S. Government occurs away from the spotlight. Unlike senators, Supreme Court justices, or presidents, public servants in the administrative state are rarely mentioned in the news. Still, the decisions of higher-profile public figures would have little effect without the agencies and the people in them that put policy into practice. Indeed the regulatory state effectively comprises a fourth...
    • Contributor: A. Rosen, Jeffrey - Dudley, Susan - Haskell, John - A. Galston, William - Noveck, Beth Simone
    • Date: 2021-11-04
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    How Indigenous Mexicans Engaged with Christian Texts through Art and Literature Ignacio Sanchez Prado interviews Kislak Chair Louise Burkhart on her career studying the ways in which Indigenous Mexicans experienced, engaged with, and manipulated the Christian texts and teachings introduced under Spanish colonial rule. Burkhart works primarily with materials in the Nahuatl (Aztec) language. Her largest body of work deals with Nahuatl religious theater, a rich and diverse genre including morality plays, Passion plays, stagings...
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - Burkhart, Louise - Sanchez Prado, Ignacio
    • Date: 2021-10-21
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    Pillars of Democracy: The Federal Judiciary Watch American Enterprise Institute scholar Adam White, Harvard Professor Randall Kennedy, and Boston College Professor Cathleen Kaveny participate in a panel discussion, moderated by Russell Wheeler of the Brookings Institution, on the causes of changing attitudes towards the federal judiciary, as well as the ways that the third branch of government can win Americans' trust back.
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - White, Adam - Kennedy, Randall - Kaveny, Cathy - Wheeler, Russell
    • Date: 2021-10-14
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    Pillars of Democracy: The Presidency The John W. Kluge Center, with the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute, hosts the Pillars of Democracy series to explore how institutions should work in a functioning society, and grapple with the question of how their decline can be counteracted. These panel discussions will draw on the expertise of historians, political scientists, authors, and others from across the ideological spectrum, to show...
    • Contributor: K. Tulis, Jeffrey - C. Kamarck, Elaine - Haskell, John - J. Schmitt, Gary - Prakash, Saikrishna
    • Date: 2021-09-02