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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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Pillars of Democracy: Three Experts on Building an Administrative State that Works

Posted by: John Haskell

On October 21, the Kluge Center, in partnership with the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution, held its fourth event in the Pillars of Democracy series. After three events that covered the lack of trust in the constitutional branches of government, the fourth event’s focus shifted to the administrative state, which some describe as …

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Engaging a Community of Scholars: Announcing the John W. Kluge Center’s Alumni Advisory Group

Posted by: Janna Deitz

The John W. Kluge Center is pleased to announce its new alumni advisory group. With over 1,000 scholars in residence since 2001, Kluge Center chairs, visiting scholars, and fellows create a distinguished community of engaged expertise across many academic and practitioner fields. Together, Kluge Center alumni represent the intellectual breadth of critical inquiry and understanding …

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Register Now to Learn About Solving the Crisis of Confidence in the Administrative State

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

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 …

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Kluge Center Welcomes New Chairs in Residence

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

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 …

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How Did The Courts Become So Politicized?

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

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 …