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.


Asia Experts Forum logo

The new Asia Experts Forum will include interviews by student journalists with leading authorities in the economy, culture and politics of Asia.

Now Accepting Applications for 2015-2016 Fellowships

Fellowship Award Winners, 2014-15

South China Sea and U.S.-China-Asean Relations - Conference Report

Featured Events

Keck Center and Dreier Roundtable Joint Seminar
"Promoting Democracy Abroad: Perspectives from Practitioners and Experts"

Thursday, October 8th

More information can be found here.

Student Conference on U.S. Affairs 2015 Announcement

Applications are now being accepted to attend the 2015 Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUS) held annually at the US Military Academy at West Point. Deadline is Monday, October 12, 2015.

Please click here for more information.

Arthur R. Adams Fellows Interview with:

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

Please click here to read.


Susan Shirk
Ho Miu Lam Endowed Chair in China and Pacific Relations
University of California, San Diego

Wednesday, November 11th
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Featured Research

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.”

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