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Visualizing “Our Common Purpose”

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

This is a guest post by Lee Ann Potter, Director of Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives at  the Library of Congress Center for Learning, Literacy, & Engagement. “Our Common Purpose—A Campaign for Civic Strength at the Library of Congress,” a wealth of activities at the Library this spring. The theme, chosen by Danielle Allen, winner …

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Kluge Center Announces New Chairs in 2021

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

The John W. Kluge Center is pleased to announce four new Chairs beginning their time in residence in 2021. David Baron holds the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration, and Scientific Innovation. Baron is a journalist, author, and broadcaster who has worked as a science correspondent for National Public Radio and …

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Is Civic Media an Antidote to a Polarized World?

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

The concept of ‘civic media’ was discussed in academic circles before the rancorous political and media fights of the last few years. But only in the last few years, as polarization, disinformation, and the impact of social media have become central concerns in public life, has it become more broadly considered as a possible solution. …

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Part 2 – Sarah Binder Weighs In: Institutional Hardball – in Congress and the White House – and the legislative road ahead

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

This is part two of  a guest post by Janna Deitz, Kluge Center Program Specialist in Outreach and Partnerships. Find the first post here. Sarah Binder is the most recent Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance, Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, and senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. …

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Sarah Binder Weighs In: Institutional Hardball – in Congress and the White House – and the legislative road ahead

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

This is a guest post by Janna Deitz, Kluge Center Program Specialist in Outreach and Partnerships. Sarah Binder is the most recent Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance, Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, and senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. An expert in Congress and legislative politics, her …

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Our Common Purpose: A Series Featuring Kluge Prize Winner Danielle Allen

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

Danielle Allen, winner of the Library’s 2020 Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity, will host a series of exciting conversations at the Library to explore the nation’s civic life and ways that people from all political beliefs and social causes can build a stronger, more resilient country. The series, called “Our Common …

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African American History Month at the Kluge Center

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

As part of the Library of Congress’s commemoration of African American History Month, the Kluge Center will be hosting two events that honor the African American scholars and activists who have contributed so much to American democracy. On February 22 at 1pm, join us for A History of African American Political Thought with Melvin Rogers …