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The John W. Kluge Center at the Libary of Congress

The Kluge Prize

On July 10, 2012, Fernando Henrique Cardoso was awarded the Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity.
Read Cardoso's acceptance speech
Read a brief autobiography entitled, "Crossroads"
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About the Kluge Center

Fostering a mutually enriching relationship between scholars and political leaders, the Kluge Center center presents a new opportunity to attract to Washington the best available minds in the scholarly world.
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Fellowships and Chairs

The center accommodates post-doctoral Fellows pursuing resident research, usually for periods from six to twelve months. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural topics are welcome.
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Wesley Granberg-MichaelsonWesley Granberg-Michaelson named Distinguished Visiting Scholar.
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Kislak Fellowship in American Studies application now closed (deadline was October 15). Learn more

Applications for Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations now open (deadline November 1). Learn more

Applications for NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology now open (deadline December 1). Learn more


October 25, 2012
Lecture: “The Indian Ocean as a 'Zone of Peace,” with Christopher J. Lee, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

November 1, 2012
Lecture: "Sharia in the West?  What Place for Faith-Based Family Laws in Liberal Democracies?" with John Witte, Jr., 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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