There are only two days left until the next event in the Kluge Center’s Pillars of Democracy series, hosted with the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute. Register now so that you’re ready to watch live on Thursday.
In this event, streamed live on Zoom at 4pm on October 21, Beth Simone Noveck, Jeffrey A. Rosen, and Susan Dudley will examine the administrative state that effectively comprises a fourth branch of government, yet receives far less attention than the presidency or congress. Panelists will consider the problem of accountability that situation can create, and possibilities for strengthening Americans’ trust in administrative institutions.
Click here to learn more about the Pillars of Democracy series and find video of past events.
The John W. Kluge Center is pleased to announce that Camille Moreddu has been selected as the newest Jon B. Lovelace Fellow for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection at the Library of Congress. Camille Moreddu is a French cultural historian from Paris-Nanterre University. She has researched the emergence of the concept of “American […]
Four scholars holding chair positions at the Kluge Center began their terms in residence in September 2021. These positions are filled by invitation of the Librarian of Congress and scholars enjoy individual offices in the Jefferson Building, where they engage in writing and research and interact with other scholars in residence. Keep reading to get […]
Perhaps no institution serves as a better example of changing attitudes towards US institutions than the judiciary, and specifically the Supreme Court. Increasingly, justices are viewed through a lens of partisanship or ideology, and they are seen as interested in achieving the policy goals of their side rather than as disinterested legal thinkers. In the […]
This is a guest post by Kluge Center Research Assistant Sophia Zahner, an interview with 2021 Kluge Fellow Caroline Riley. Riley is also a Research Associate at the University of California, Davis. Sophia Zahner: How did you become interested in the photography of Thérèse Bonney? How does it relate to your other research projects? Caroline […]
On August 19, the John W. Kluge Center held the second event in the Pillars of Democracy series, looking at the US presidency. The full event is available here. In the words of Kluge Center Director John Haskell, who introduced the event, the intention of the series is to provide “a full picture of the […]
While the Library of Congress is not fully open to the public, at this time we are able to bring Kluge scholars into residence to make use of the collections. As such, we are pleased to welcome a new cohort of Fellows starting this September. A subsequent blog will detail the arriving Chairs. In all, […]
This is a guest post by Kluge Center Program Assistant Sophia Zahner. The Kluge Center is pleased to invite interested scholars to apply to the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration, and Scientific Innovation or to pass this invitation on to a qualified colleague. As a partnership between NASA’s Astrobiology Program […]
Cary Maguire, businessman, philanthropist, and benefactor of the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Kluge Center, passed away at age 93 on August 10, 2021, at his home in Dallas. Born in 1928, Maguire spent much of his career as an executive in the oil industry, establishing the Maguire […]
Yu Ying-shih, considered by many to be the greatest Chinese historian of his time, passed away on August 1st at age 91 in his Princeton, New Jersey home. Yu was Gordon Wu ’58 Professor of Chinese Studies, Emeritus, at Princeton University. Born in Tianjin, China, he received his PhD from Harvard University in 1962. Over […]