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Dudziak named prestigious Library of Congress Kluge Chair
By A. Kenyatta Greer | Emory Law | July 16, 2015

Mary L. Dudziak, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and Director of the Project on War and Security in Law, Culture and Society will hold the Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance at the Library of Congress this fall.

Dudziak will work on a book, Going to War: An American History, under contract with Oxford University Press. She will examine the history of the way the experience of war’s violence and carnage affected Americans and influenced American war politics.

“I am looking forward to working in the Library’s immensely rich manuscript collections, and to consulting with Library staff and other scholars at the Kluge Center,” Dudziak said. 

The John W. Kluge Center fosters relationships between scholars and political leaders by attracting top scholars to Washington, providing access to the Library’s resources, and engaging them with members of the U.S. Congress and other public figures.

The Kluge Chairs are designed for highly accomplished scholars to utilize the varied resources of the library. Emory Law Professor John Witte, Jr., Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law and McDonald Distinguished Professor, will also be at the Library, holding the Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the North. This means that Emory will hold two of the five Kluge Chairs.