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Program The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-Russia Relations

About the Chair

Thanks to a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Library of Congress has established two chairs at the John W. Kluge Center specializing in U.S.-Russia and U.S.-China relations. The chairs lead policy-relevant research, programming, and bipartisan legislative discussion on U.S. relations with Russia and China. The focus is on the present state of relations and the public policy challenges likely to face legislators in the future. The Chairs in U.S.-Russia and U.S.-China Relations are appointed by the Librarian of Congress.

Through this chair, the Library seeks to bridge the gap between scholars and policymakers by bringing insights from research to policy and practice.

Current Chair

Andrew Weiss

Andrew S. Weiss is the James Family Chair and vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he oversees research in Washington and Moscow on Russia and Eurasia.

Prior to joining Carnegie, he was director of the RAND Corporation’s Center for Russia and Eurasia and executive director of the RAND Business Leaders Forum.

Weiss’s career has spanned both the public and private sectors. He previously served as director for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs on the National Security Council staff, as a member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, and as a policy assistant in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy during the administrations of Presidents Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush.

Program Details

Research Areas

U.S. relations with Russia


By the Librarian of Congress


13,500 per month

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Phone: (202) 707-3302


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