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Honoring Women’s History: Members of the 117th Congress Share Insights on the Past, Present, and Future of Progress

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

On March 2, the John W. Kluge Center and the Library of Congress Congressional Relations Office hosted West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee for conversations with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden on each of their history-making roles as women in US government. This event was part of the …

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Kluge Center Welcomes Elizabeth Currid-Halkett into Residence

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

Kluge Center Welcomes Elizabeth Currid-Halkett into Residence USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Elizabeth Currid-Halkett has been appointed as the Kluge Chair in Modern Culture at the John W. Kluge Center. She will begin her term in June 2022. This appointment is awarded to a scholar of significant accomplishment in modern arts and media …

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How the Web Remembers: Cookies, Characters, and Consent

Posted by: Sophia Zahner

Meg Jones is a Kluge Fellow as well as Associate Professor in the Communication, Culture & Technology program at Georgetown University where she researches rules and technological change with a focus on privacy, memory, innovation, and automation in digital information and computing technologies. “Ctrl+Z: The Right to be Forgotten,” Meg’s first book, is about the …

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Celebrating Black History Month at the John W. Kluge Center

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

The John W. Kluge Center has had the privilege of hosting many scholars of Black history, who have shared their expertise with the public in events, blog posts, and podcasts. As Black History Month 2022 comes to a close, we are taking the opportunity to highlight opportunities to learn about Black history from our recent …

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Key Topics for Pillars of Democracy – Electoral Institutions

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

On Thursday, January 20, at 4pm, the John W. Kluge Center, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Brookings Institution will co-host a discussion of electoral institutions and how they have become so distrusted. Click here to register and to read the full bios of the participants. Ahead of that event, we’re sharing recent articles and …

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Power and (Lack of) Control in the American Party System

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

On November 18, the Kluge Center, in partnership with the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution, held its fifth event in the Pillars of Democracy series. After the previous event looking at the administrative state, this conversation shifted to another institution that exercises a great deal of influence despite it lacking a clearly-defined constitutional …

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What’s Behind the Idea of a Partisan Judiciary?

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

On September 30, the John W. Kluge Center, the Brookings Institution, and the American Enterprise Institute, convened the latest panel discussion in the Pillars of Democracy series, this one on the causes of changing attitudes towards the federal judiciary, as well as the ways that the third branch of government can win Americans’ trust back. …