JOHN J. PITNEY, JR.
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; LECTURE 12:00 p.m.
In this talk, John-Clark Levin '12 and Professor John J. Pitney, Jr. will discuss how their book seeks to help policymakers address those challenges. They will also share the inside story of how this book grew out of research Levin started while still a CMC student, and how current students can take their own research to the next level.
Professor John J. Pitney, Jr. is the Crocker Professor of Politics at Claremont McKenna College. Two-time winner of the Glenn R. Huntoon Teaching Award, he teaches one of CMC's most popular courses, the congress simulation. Pitney has written extensively on California politics, as well as the U.S. Congress and electoral politics. He is frequently quoted in the national media. One of his current research interests is the politics of autism.
John-Clark Levin graduated CMC in 2012, majoring in PPE and Linguistics. He was the recipient of the 2010-2011 Arthur R. Adams Fellowship in International and Strategic Studies at the Keck Center. His research for this fellowship focused on private maritime security companies being deployed to fight against Somali pirates, and later grew into the book Private Anti-Piracy Navies (2013). John-Clark also writes periodically for the Wall Street Journal and other publications. Recently, he appeared as a contestant on Jeopardy!, a link he now shares with Professor Pitney, who was on the show in the 1990s.