October 12, 2010 Library of Congress Seeks Applicants and Nominations for Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations

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The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is accepting applications and nominations for the Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations. Applications and nominations must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 1. For further information, visit www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kissinger.html.

The Kissinger Chair is a distinguished senior research position in residence at the Library of Congress for a period of up to 10 months. Using research facilities and services at the Library of Congress, the scholar conducts research on foreign policy and international affairs that will lead to publication. The scholar, who receives a stipend of $13,500 per month during the term of the appointment, may be of any nationality.

The Kissinger Chair was created through the generosity of friends of former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, to honor him and to emphasize the importance of foreign affairs. The Kissinger Chair offers outstanding thinkers and practitioners a unique opportunity to pursue advanced research in the largest and most international collection of library materials in the world. Previous chairholders include Aaron Friedberg, Klaus Larres, Lanxin Xiang, Melvyn Leffler, James Goldgeier, Charles Kupchan, William R. Smyser, Teresita Schaffer, C. Raja Mohan and Benjamin Fordham.

Through a generous endowment from John W. Kluge, the Library of Congress established the Kluge Center in 2000 to bring together the world's best thinkers to stimulate and energize one another to distill wisdom from the Library's rich resources and to interact with policymakers in Washington. For more information about the Kluge Center, visit www.loc.gov/kluge/.


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ISSN 0731-3527