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Václav Havel: Legacies

Posted by: Dan Turello

On November 19, The John W. Kluge Center, The Embassy of the Czech Republic, and Florida International University remembered Václav Havel’s influence and legacy in a private conference at the Library of Congress. The event was immediately followed by the dedication of a bust of President Havel in the U.S. Capitol. Havel twice was a …

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New Scholars at the Kluge Center – November 2014

Posted by: Travis Hensley

November was a busy month for the Library and the Kluge Center, with a number of major events including the Gershwin Prize, the opening of the Magna Carta exhibit, and a celebration of the legacy of Vaclav Havel. During this period, The Kluge Center also welcomed four new residents, including our incoming Kissinger Chair as …

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Václav Havel: Recollections

Posted by: Mary Lou Reker

Since I am the only Kluge Center blogger, who was at the Center when President Havel was here, my colleagues have asked me to write a little about my recollections of his time at the Center in 2005 and 2007. I can not possibly do him justice, but here goes… I was very conscious of …

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Václav Havel: Speeches

Posted by: Jason Steinhauer

On November 19, The John W. Kluge Center, The Embassy of the Czech Republic, and Florida International University will remember Václav Havel’s influence and legacy in a private conference at the Library of Congress. The event will be immediately followed by the dedication of a bust of President Havel in the U.S. Capitol. Havel twice …

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Václav Havel: Letters to Olga

Posted by: Dan Turello

On November 19, The John W. Kluge Center, The Embassy of the Czech Republic, and Florida International University will remember Václav Havel’s influence and legacy in a private conference at the Library of Congress. The event will be immediately followed by the dedication of a bust of President Havel in the U.S. Capitol. Havel twice …

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Welcoming Bradford Lee, Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy

Posted by: Travis Hensley

Dr. Bradford Lee began his residency as the Kluge Center’s fourteenth Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations this past Monday. Recently retired from the Philip A. Crowl Professor of Comparative Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College, Lee will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience with him during his residency. Lee taught …

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Some of the Books Produced at the Kluge Center

Posted by: Mary Lou Reker

To write what you are interested in writing and to succeed in getting editors to pay for it, is a feat that may require pretty close calculation and a good deal of ingenuity. -Edmund Wilson, Jr. Edmund Wilson, Jr., was a writer-editor and literary critic best known today for his book “To the Finland Station.” …

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New Scholars at the Kluge Center – October 2014

Posted by: Travis Hensley

A new season is upon us: the leaves are changing, there’s a chill in the air, and the Kluge Center has begun to welcome the first residents from last year’s competitions. The first cohort of fellows from our partnership with the British Research Councils has arrived, along with several other scholars. We welcomed a total …