Danielle Allen has been named as the recipient of the 2020 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. The Kluge Prize recognizes and celebrates work of the highest quality and greatest impact that advances understanding of the human experience.
The following is an excerpt from the Library of Congress press release about the prize:
“Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today that Danielle Allen, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, will receive the 2020 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity.
Allen will collaborate with the Library on an initiative she has designed, titled “Our Common Purpose—A Campaign for Civic Strength at the Library of Congress.” It will include programs to engage schools, universities, political leaders, and the American public in efforts to promote civic engagement. As Allen has said, 'Civic education is our common purpose.'
'We are proud to honor Danielle Allen, a leading expert on justice, citizenship and democracy, with the Kluge Prize as she helps to lead a timely national conversation on how we find our common purpose,' Hayden said. 'Now is an important moment to discuss ways we can all promote civic strength and engagement, which is at the core of our national culture.'"
To read more about Dr. Allen’s work and the details of the prize, please go here.