Spring has arrived in Washington, DC, and with it, the Kluge Center is preparing for the return of in-person events here at the Library of Congress. In April alone, the Kluge Center will host four book conversations with authors, as well as the next event in the Pillars of Democracy series. Here is what’s in store for April:
On April 7th, the Kluge Center will welcome Tamika Nunley for a conversation on her book At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C. This work looks into the stories of Black women in DC, who navigated lives dealing with the reality of slavery, in a city founded on the premise of liberty. This event will take place at 4pm EDT in Room 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building and can be watched in-person or virtually. Please click to register.
On April 14th, Suzanne Mettler will discuss her book Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy. This work examines four case studies of threats to American democracy, from the earliest days of the republic to the present. This event will take place at 4pm EDT in Room 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Please click here to register.
On April 19th, the Kluge Center will welcome Gene Zubovich, a current Kluge Fellow, to discuss his book Before the Religious Right: Liberal Protestants, Human Rights, and the Polarization of the United States. This work discusses how the rise of American liberalism in the twentieth century cannot be understood without a historical account of the global political mobilization of liberal Protestants. This event will take place at 4:00pm EDT in Room 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Please click to register.
On April 21st, Alda Benjamen, a former Kluge Fellow, will discuss her work Assyrians in Modern Iraq. This work examines the relationship between a strengthened Iraqi state under the Baʿth regime and the Assyrians, a Christian ethno-religious group, as well as the role of minorities in 20th century Iraqi political and cultural history. This event will take place at 4:00pm EDT in Room 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Please click to register.
On April 28, the Kluge Center will host Pillars of Democracy: The Media. In this latest event in the ongoing Pillars of Democracy series, experts on the media and American politics will explain the way that journalism and other forms of mass communication have become politicized and distrusted by the American people. What can be done to restore faith in this essential institution? Join the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute to learn about it. This event will take place at 4:00pm EDT in the Montpelier Room of the James Madison Memorial Building. Click here to register.