Call for Applications- Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations


Kluge Center Announces Call for Kissinger Chair Applications and Nominations—Dispatch July 14, 2015

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is now accepting applications and nominations for the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations. The application deadline is November 1, 2015.

The Kissinger Chair is a distinguished senior research position in residence at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center that engages in research on foreign policy and international affairs that will lead to publication. The chair holder receives a monthly stipend, an office inside the magnificent Thomas Jefferson Building, and full access to the Library’s vast array of historical, linguistic, and legal resources to draw upon for research on any aspect of foreign policy or international relations involving the United States.

Past chair holders include Aaron L. Friedberg, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University; Klaus W. Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; C. Raja Mohan, Nonresident Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Ambassador Teresita C. Schaffer, Nonresident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution. The most recent Kissinger Chair, Bradford Lee, used the Library of Congress collections to research 100 years of U.S military involvement in foreign wars. Bruce Jentleson, this year’s incoming Kissinger Chair, will spend nine months at the Kluge Center completing his forthcoming book on transformational statesmanship.

NEW THIS YEAR: Applications can now be submitted online through the Kluge Center’s new online application system. Save and return to an application, manage letters of reference, and receive notification that your application has been submitted and received all through our new online portal. Visit to get started.