May 31, 2019 In Conversation: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and 2018 Kluge Prize Recipient Drew Gilpin Faust on Women in Leadership

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2018 Kluge Prize recipient Drew Gilpin Faust. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell.

On Thursday, June 13, the Library of Congress invites the public to attend a Changemaker Conversation with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden: “Women in Leadership, Featuring Drew Gilpin Faust.” This John W. Kluge Center event will be held in room LJ-119 beginning at 6 p.m. It is located in the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public, however, tickets are suggested and available at

Drew Gilpin Faust is the 2018 recipient of the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. As the first female president of Harvard University, Faust led one of the most esteemed educational institutions in the world through a period of intense growth and transformation. Through her extensive writing about Southern identity, she has also explored themes of deep relevance to our national conversation on race and gender.

Faust and Hayden will discuss the challenges they have faced at multiple points, both early in their careers and as they attained higher leadership positions, and they will provide advice for future changemakers.

The Kluge Center’s mission, as established in 2000, is to reinvigorate the interconnection between thought and action, bridging the gap between scholarship and policymaking. To that end, the Center brings some of the world’s great thinkers to the Library to make use of the Library collections and engage in conversations addressing the challenges facing democracies in the 21st century.

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PR 19-058
ISSN 0731-3527