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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.

Most Recent Chair

James Goldgeier

James Goldgeier is a professor of international relations and served as dean of the School of International Service at American University from 2011 to 2017. He is also a visiting senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and has held a number of public policy appointments, including director for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian affairs on the National Security Council staff. Goldgeier is a published author of four books, including “America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11” (co-authored with Derek Chollet), “Power and Purpose: U.S. Policy toward Russia after the Cold War” (co-authored with Michael McFaul), and “Not Whether But When: The U.S. Decision to Enlarge NATO.”

Program Details

Research Areas

U.S. relations with Russia


By the Librarian of Congress


13,500 per month

For More Information

The John W. Kluge Center
Phone: (202) 707-3302


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