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Rishad Choudhury on Studying the Breakdown of Muslim Empires Through the Hajj

Rishad Choudhury is a Kluge Fellow as well as Assistant Professor of History at Oberlin College. He is currently working on a book-length project, ‘‘Hajj between Empires: Indo-Muslim Pilgrimage and Political Culture, 1739–1820.’’ Mike Stratmoen: Could you describe your project for us? Rishad Choudhury: My book on the hajj pilgrimage is set in an age […]

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

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. […]

A History of African American Political Thought

On February 22, 2021, the Kluge Center released a Conversation on the Future of Democracy titled “A History of African American Political Thought,” with political theorists Melvin Rogers and Jack Turner. Outreach and Partnerships Program Specialist Janna Deitz interviewed Rogers and Turner on their recent book, African American Political Thought: A Collected History. The book […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

The Complicated History of US Isolationism

In an event released on February 11, Kluge Center Director John Haskell interviewed Charles Kupchan on his new book: Isolationism: A History of America’s Effort to Shield Itself from the World. Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University and Senior Fellow at the Council on […]

African American History Month at the Kluge Center

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 […]

Prominent Political Scientists Challenge the Conventional Wisdom at Kluge Event

On December 17, Frances Lee and Jim Curry discussed their new book, The Limits of Party: Congress and Lawmaking in a Polarized Era, as part of our “Conversations on the Future of Democracy” series. Lee, from Princeton University, is recognized as one of the leading authorities on congressional politics and was Chair in Congressional Policymaking […]

Lovelace Fellow Velia Ivanova Answers Four Questions About Her Scholarship and Experience at the Kluge Center

Velia Ivanova is the current Jon B. Lovelace Fellow for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection, found here at the Library of Congress. Velia is a Ph.D. candidate in Historical Musicology at Columbia University in New York. I interviewed Ivanova on her research project, her academic program at Columbia, and notable finds that she […]

The Kluge Center: A Place for Conversations on the Future of Democracy

No one needs reminding that democracy in the US, Europe, and elsewhere is under stress. Led by Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden, the Kluge Center has hosted some of the greatest thinkers from the academy and leading practitioners in the political and policymaking world for conversations on the future of democracy. In fact, the […]