Librarian of Congress James H. Billington will award the 2012 John W. Kluge prize for lifetime achievement in the study of humanity to Fernando Henrique Cardoso. President Cardoso will deliver a lecture examining his historical approach to Brazil’s social and economic transformation and the shifting of global power.
First floor of the Library of Congress Great Hall, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.
FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:
Cardoso is one of the leading scholars and practitioners of political economy in recent Latin American history. His scholarly analysis of the social structures of government, the economy and race relations in Brazil laid the intellectual groundwork for his leadership as president in the transformation of Brazil from a military dictatorship with high inflation into a vibrant, more inclusive democracy with strong economic growth. Cardoso is the first prize recipient whose work spans the fields of sociology, political science and economics.
The Kluge Prize is awarded for lifetime achievement in fields of humanistic and social science studies that are not included in the Nobel Prizes, most notably history, philosophy, politics, psychology, anthropology, sociology, religious studies, linguistics, and criticism in the arts and humanities.