September 9, 2011 Library Seeks Applicants For Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy

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Public Contact: Yvonne French (202) 707-7678

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is accepting applications and nominations for the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations.

Applications and nominations must be postmarked by Tuesday, Nov. 1. For guidelines and forms, visit Nominations should be submitted in writing to [email protected].

The Kissinger Chair is a distinguished senior research position in residence at the Kluge Center in the Library of Congress for a period of up to 10 months. This is an annual appointment made by the Librarian of Congress on the recommendation of a selection committee, which considers both applications and nominations.

Using the collections and services at the Library of Congress, the Kissinger Chair holder, known as the Kissinger scholar, conducts research on foreign policy and international affairs that will lead to publication. The Kissinger scholar receives a stipend of $13,500 per month during the term of the appointment, and 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 Kissinger scholars include Aaron Friedberg, Klaus Larres, Lanxin Xiang, Melvyn P. Leffler, James M. Goldgeier, Charles Kupchan, W. R. Smyser, Teresita Schaffer, C. Raja Mohan, and Benjamin Fordham. Alexander Evans is the current Kissinger scholar. For brief biographies of Kissinger scholars and related press releases, visit

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


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