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Sudan Expert Chosen As Kluge Scholar

The Library of Congress has chosen Francis Mading Deng, an expert on Sudan, African conflicts and refugees, to serve as a distinguished visiting scholar for the John W. Kluge Center.

Currently a professor of international law, politics and society at Johns Hopkins University, Deng has also held positions at Yale University and New York University. In addition to his academic work, Deng has worked in the Sudanese government as minister of state for foreign affairs and ambassador to the United States, Canada and Scandinavia.

Deng holds a law degree from Khartoum University and a master’s and doctorate in law from Yale. In 2002, he was awarded the Rome for Peace and Humanitarian Action Prize.

The Kluge Center was established “to bring together the world’s best thinkers to stimulate and energize scholarly discussion, distill wisdom from the library’s rich resources and interact with policymakers in Washington,” according to a LOC press release.

Calendar Honors Fallen Capitol Officers

In memory of the three Capitol Police officers who have been killed in the line of duty, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society will unveil its 2006 calendar and holiday ornament on Aug. 11 in room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building.

Jacob Chestnut, Christopher Eney and Michael Gibson, the fallen officers, will adorn the cover of the calendar. Each month will feature a picture of the Capitol Police performing duties throughout history.

The ornament, which will pay tribute to all Capitol Police officers, contains pieces from the badge of one officer and pieces of marble from the renovation of the Capitol Building’s East Front.

— Sonny Bunch

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