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The John W. Kluge Center brings together scholars and researchers from around the world to stimulate and energize one another, to distill wisdom from the Library's rich resources, and to interact with policymakers and the public.

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"The Return of Realpolitik": A Three-Part Series

John BewKissinger Chair John Bew recently led a three-part series on Anglo-American foreign policy in the past, present and future through the lens of realpolitik. As the term comes back into fashion among scholars and practitioners in discussions of international affairs, the series asked the question: how relevant is realpolitik to the international challenges faced by the West in the twenty-first century?
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World Christianity, Immigration, and the United States

World ChristianityHow are the diverse practices of immigrants changing the landscape of American religion, culture and society? The Kluge Center convened four religion scholars for a conversation on the interconnectivity of the current state of world Christianity, immigration to the U.S. from the Global South, and the impact on American religion, particularly Christianity.
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Astrobiology at the Kluge Center: Research at the Intersection of Science and the Humanities

Research, lectures, and public discussions by the Kluge Center’s Astrobiology Chair and other top scholars explore a range of complex societal issues related to life’s origins, evolution, and future.
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Marie Arana Awarded L.A. Times Book Prize

Marie AranaThe former Kluge scholar and member of the Library of Congress Scholars Council recently received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best biography of 2013 for “Bolivar: An American Liberator.” The book was extensively researched and written at the Kluge Center. Read more
Webcast on YouTube: Marie Arana on Simón Bolívar
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Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Manuella Meyer, Larson Fellow in Health & Spirituality

Manuella MeyerThe Assistant Professor of History at the University of Richmond and 2013-2014 Larson Fellow at the Kluge Center is examining politics and medicine as seen through the lens of Brazilian psychiatrists, and how a given society defines and manages madness at a particular moment.
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Research Opportunities for Scholars

Area Studies Reading RoomCurrently accepting applications from eligible scholars for Kluge Fellowships, the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies, and Kislak Short-term Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas. Click the links above for instructions, application forms, and deadlines.
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About The John W. Kluge Center

John W. KlugeThrough the vision and generosity of John W. Kluge, the Kluge Center welcomes top scholars in the humanities and social sciences from around the world to conduct research in the Library of Congress collections and engage in dialogue with policymakers and the public in Washington.
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Upcoming Events

April 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Lecture: Joe Féraille: Louisiana’s Ogun and the Casey Jones of the North Caribbean,” with scholar Joshua Caffery.

April 24, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.
Lecture: The Edge of America: Landscape and National Identity in Early American Florida,” with scholar Michele Navakas.

June 19, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.
Lecture: Mourning El Dorado: The Closing of the Amazonian Frontier in Contemporary South American Fiction,” with scholar Charlotte Rogers.

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Upcoming Deadlines

Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies
Deadline May 15  |  Learn more

Kislak Short-term Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas
Deadline May 15 Learn more

Kluge Fellowships
Deadline July 15  |  Learn more

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Featured Webcast

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"Searching for Life in the Universe: What Does it Mean for Humanity?," with Steven Dick and David Grinspoon.

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