Keck Center

Welcome to the Keck Center

The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College supports the study of critical issues in world affairs and actively promotes research into topics arising from the rapidly changing world order.

Giving to The Keck Center
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Arthur R. Adams Fellows Interview with:

Jessica Matthews
Distinguished Fellow
Former President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Please click here to read.

The Future of American Politics: A Keck Center Conference on US Foreign Policy

April 9th-10th, 2015
MMC Athenaeum, Founders Room-Bauer Center

More information can be found here.

Seminar on Religious, Social, and Political Values of Chinese Christians

Yang Zhong
Professor of Political Science
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Thursday, November 13
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Keck Center Library

Stephen Martin Walt

Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

"Follies and Fiascoes: Why Does U.S. Foreign Policy Keep Failing?"

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
Lecture: 6:45 p.m.
Parents Dining Room
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Claremont McKenna College

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An Interview with Victor Shih; Is Chinese Debt Sustainable?

Aman Ghose '15 and Henrietta Toivanen ’17 recently sat down with Victor Shih, Associate Professor at UC San Diego and an expert in Chinese political economy. Please read a summary of the interview here.

Stephen Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor Of International Affairs
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Interviewed by Arthur R. Adams Fellows
November 6, 2014
A conversation with Stephen Walt

Securing Homeland in Asia

The Keck Center has completed a major study on terrorism and protection of critical infrastructure in Asia. The study covers seven major Asian countries – China, India, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Led by Professor and Director Minxin Pei, the research team, which consisted of Shree Pandya (’14), Alexander Pei ’13), and Tim Rotolo (’14) produced a 100-page report that gathers open-source information on terrorist threats, activities, and counter-terrorism efforts in these countries. The project was sponsored by FLIR Systems, a leading hi-tech company based on Oregon. The team went to Hong Kong in May and presented their findings at a workshop held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on “Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, and Critical Infrastructure Protection in Asia.”

Please click here to review the report “Securing Homeland in Asia”.

An interview with Evan Osnos: The Pursuit of Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

2013-2014 Arthur R. Adams International Fellows June Kim '14 and Christine Wilkes '16 recently sat down with Evan Osnos, a highly acclaimed writer of The New Yorker. Please read a summary of the interview here.

Keck Journal of Foreign Affairs

The Keck Center is proud to present a new form of showcasing student research.

Founded by 2011-2012 Arthur R. Adams International Fellows, Shree Pandya '14 and Kevin Wallentine '12, the Keck Journal of Foreign affairs is a student run website filled with student research and edited by students at Claremont McKenna College. Please take a moment to review the website via the link below:

"Five Myths about China's Power"

Washington Post article
by Professor Pei

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Click here for Q & A with Professor Pei