Representation Gone Viral: Digital Demand and Congressional Capacity
Former Article One Fellow at the John W. Kluge Center Annelise Russell will convene a discussion on changes in digital communication by Members of Congress and how those changes affect relationships between staffers, journalists, and policymakers. Panelists Carrie Adams, Matthew Lira, and Steve Dwyer will bring a wealth of experience from the executive and legislative branches as well as the business of social media...
The Visual Lexicon of Aztec Hieroglyphs
Historian of Mesoamerica Stephanie Wood will discuss the Nahuatl hieroglyphic writing system and discoveries she made through Library collections while in residence as Jay I. Kislak Chair.
Maia Kobabe on Gender Queer
Join the John W. Kluge Center and the Senate GLASS Caucus for a discussion with author and graphic artist Maia Kobabe and Megan Halsband of the Library of Congress Serial and Government Publications division.
Kluge Prize Award Ceremony
George Chauncey, 2022 winner of the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity will formally receive the award from Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Watch live, virtually, as Chauncey receives the award and delivers a speech to mark the occasion. Learn more about Chauncey on the Kluge Center’s website.
Steve Swayne: Three Objects, Three Composers
Steve Swayne, the 2022 John W. Kluge Chair in Modern Culture, considers three objects from three composers and how they have directed his research at the Library of Congress for nearly a quarter century.
A Conversation with Beth Simone Noveck
Join the Kluge Center for an interview with Beth Simone Noveck on her book "Solving Public Problems." Noveck digs into the details of how government can engage citizens and make use of innovative tools to address the pressing issues democracies face today. "Solving Public Problems" is a guide for public servants of all kinds and at all levels, showing how government can be used...
The Fires of Philadelphia
Join us for a conversation with historian and author Zachary M. Schrag on his book "The Fires of Philadelphia: Citizen Soldiers, Nativists, and the 1844 Riots Over the Soul of a Nation." In Philadelphia in 1844, anti-immigrant ideologues burned churches and fought people in the streets as militia struggled to restore order.
Pillars of Democracy: Churches and Other Civic Institutions
The Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center, with the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute, host the Pillars of Democracy series to explore how institutions should work in a functioning society, and grapple with the question of how their decline can be counteracted. This week, the Pillars of Democracy series will focus on the topic of "Churches and Other Civic Institutions".
Pillars of Democracy: The Media
Join the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute for a discussion about journalism and other forms of mass communication that have become politicized and distrusted by the American people.
Women of the 117th Congress: Diverse Voices Making History
As part of the Library of Congress celebrations of Women’s History Month, the Library’s Congressional Relations Office and the John W. Kluge Center will highlight the achievements of women in Congress as a testament to progress in the American democracy, from suffrage to candidacy, to governing.
The Maritime Underground Railroad
For Black History Month, a panel discusses how enslaved people achieved their freedom and what the journey by sea looked like for many African Americans. Featuring Timothy D. Walker, Cheryl Janifer LaRoche, and Cassandra Newby-Alexander, and moderated by Kluge Center Director John Haskell.
Natural Gas in the U.S.: Lessons for a Global Market
Michael Ratner, Congressional Research Service energy policy specialist, will discuss his research on how, since the advent of shale gas, the United States has become the world’s largest producer and consumer of natural gas, as well as the fastest-growing exporter.
Pillars of Democracy: Political Parties
Join the John W. Kluge Center, the Brookings Institution, and the American Enterprise Institute for a discussion of the party system, how it shapes our political futures, and how it might be improved.
Pillars of Democracy: The Administrative State
Join the John W. Kluge Center, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Brookings Institution for a conversation on the causes of that distrust and how the administrative state can win the confidence of the American people.
Pillars of Democracy: The Judiciary
In the Kluge Center’s next Pillars of Democracy event, panelists will discuss the causes of changing attitudes towards the federal judiciary, as well as the ways that the third branch of government can win Americans’ trust back.
Pillars of Democracy: The Presidency
Join the Kluge Center, the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute for an event analyzing the presidency, how it got where it is today, and how its status might be restored.