The Scholars Council

The Scholars Council is a body of distinguished scholars convened by the Librarian of Congress to advise on matters related to scholarship at the Library, with special attention to the Kluge Center and the Kluge Prize. Council members serve a five-year term, renewable once.

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    Ruth R. Faden Ruth R. Faden, is the founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. She was the Berman Institute’s Director from 1995 until 2016, and the inaugural Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director (20142016). Faden was, and is currently, the inaugural Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics. Faden’s current research focuses on structural justice theory and […]
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    Lisa Anderson Lisa Anderson most recently served as President of the American University in Cairo (AUC) for five years, stepping down on January 1, 2016. Prior to her appointment as President, she was the University’s provost, a position she had assumed in 2008. As AUC provost, Dr. Anderson helped manage the transfer of all the University’s degree […]
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    Margaret MacMillan MARGARET MACMILLAN is the Warden of St. Antony’s College and a Professor of International History at the University of Oxford and a Professor of History at the University of Toronto. Dr. MacMillan was formerly Provost of Trinity College within the University of Toronto. Her books include Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives, and Daughters […]
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    John Witte Jr. John Witte Jr. is Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law, Alonzo L. McDonald Distinguished Service Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion Center at Emory University. A specialist in legal history, marriage law, and religious liberty, he has published 220 articles, 15 journal symposia, and 26 books – including recently […]
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    Dame Wendy Hall Dame Wendy Hall is Professor of Computer Science and a director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton. She is also managing director of the Web Science Trust. Previously she was Dean of the Faculty of Physical Science and Engineering from 2010-2014 and head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science […]
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    Gideon Rose Gideon Rose has been editor of Foreign Affairs since 2010, after serving as managing editor of the magazine from 2000-2010. Prior to that he was Deputy Director of Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and from 1994-1995 he served as Associate Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of […]
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    Marie Arana Marie Arana is a writer-at-large for the Washington Post, and former editor-in-chief of Book World, the literary review section of the Washington Post. Arana has written several books. Her most recent is Bolívar: An American Liberator, a biography of Simon Bolívar researched and written while in residence at the Kluge Center. The book was awarded the […]
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    Beth Simone Noveck Beth Simone Noveck directs the Governance Lab (GovLab) and its MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance. She is a Professor in Technology, Culture, and Society at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering and a fellow at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy appointed her as the state’s first chief innovation […]
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    Debra Satz Debra Satz is the Vernon R. and Lysbeth Anderson Dean for the Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University and the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society. From 2008-2014 she served as the faculty director of the Bowen McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. Her research focuses on the ethical limits of markets, […]
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    Christine L. Borgman Christine L. Borgman, Distinguished Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles, is the author of more than 250 publications in information studies, computer science, and communication. These include three books from MIT Press: “Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World” (2015), winner of the 2015 […]
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    Theda Skocpol Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, where she has also served as dean of the Graduate School and as director of the Center for American Political Studies. Skocpol is an internationally recognized scholar and has been elected to membership in all three of America’s scholarly honor […]
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    Manuel Castells Manuel Castells is University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He is also Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and holds joint appointments in the Department of Sociology, in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development, and in the […]
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    Toyin Falola Toyin Falola is Professor, Jacob & Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters and Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria. Dr. Falola is the author of numerous books, including “Violence in Nigeria: […]