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

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 […]

Call for Applications to the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School. The inaugural 2022-2023 Program in Islamic Law Research Fellowship is now open for applications, with a due date of January 31, 2022. This newly offered fellowship is designed to […]

What’s Behind the Idea of a Partisan Judiciary?

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. […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Announcing the 2020 Jon B. Lovelace Fellow

The John W. Kluge Center is pleased to announce that Camille Moreddu has been selected as the newest Jon B. Lovelace Fellow for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection at the Library of Congress. Camille Moreddu is a French cultural historian from Paris-Nanterre University. She has researched the emergence of the concept of “American […]

Kluge Center Welcomes New Chairs in Residence

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 […]

How Did The Courts Become So Politicized?

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 […]