Kluge Scholars' Council
The Kluge Scholars' Council is a body of twenty-one distinguished international scholars, convened by the Librarian of Congress to advise on matters related to the John W. Kluge Center and the Kluge Prize. Through discussion and reflection, the Council assists in implementing an American tradition linking the activities of thinkers and doers, those who are engaged in the world of ideas with those engaged in the world of affairs.
Members of the Scholars' Council are appointed by the Librarian of Congress, under a separate Charter appended to the Kluge Center's Charter.
- Bernard Bailyn is Adams University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and Director of the International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World.
- Baruch Blumberg is Senior Advisor for Biology to the Administrator of NASA and Director of the Astrobiology Institute.
- Judith Margaret Brown is Beit Professor of Commonwealth History at Oxford and a Fellow of Balliol College.
- Sara Castro-Klaren is a professor of Latin American Culture and Literature at Johns Hopkins University.
- Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago.
- Robert William Fogel is the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of American Institutions in the Graduate School of Business, director of the Center for Population Economics, and a member of the Department of Economics and of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.
- Bronislaw Geremek is the former Foreign Minister of Poland and a scholar of medieval European history especially of France and Poland.
- Philip W. Gold M.D., is chief of the clinical research program of the Clinical Neuroendocrinology Branch (CNE) at the National Institute of Health.
- Toru Haga is President and Professor of Comparative Literature and Culture at the Kyoto University of Art and Design and Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo and International Research Center for Japanese Studies.
- Hugh Heclo is the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Public Affairs at George Mason University.
- Gertrude Himmelfarb is Distinguished Professor of History at the Graduate School of the City University of New York.
- Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov is a linguist of global reach and currently a professor at UCLA.
- Bruce Mazlish has been Professor of History at MIT since 1950.
- Walter McDougall is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Jaroslav Jan Pelikan is the Sterling Professor of History at Yale University.
- John Searle is a professor of philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley since 1959.
- Amartya Sen was recently Master of Trinity College, Cambridge and is Lamont University Professor Emeritus, Harvard University.
- Wole Soyinka is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of the Arts at Emory University, Atlanta, and, since 2000, he is also the Director of Literary Arts, University of Nevada
- James Turner is the Reverend John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C. Professor of Humanities at the University of Notre Dame and founding Director of the Erasmus Institute.
- Mario Vargas Llosa a writer of historical fiction and a major figure in contemporary Latin American letters, is the first occupant of the Ibero-American Literature and Culture Chair at Georgetown University.
- William Julius Wilson is Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
- M. Crawford Young is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin.