Faculty

Screen shot from AARP advertisement

The Huffington Post reports that an AARP campaign about Social Security is upsetting liberal retirement security advocates “because it focused on getting politicians to propose any detailed plan ― and didn’t distinguish between reform proposals that would cut benefits and those that would not.”

Prof. Aseema Sinha

Government Prof. Aseema Sinha's research on the intersection between India and the United States received a significant boost this year when it received a Fulbright award.

The Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award will support Professor Sinha's research into the roles non-state actors such as business people, students, diaspora communities, and others play in two “estranged democracies” becoming strategic partners.

Prof. Ronald Riggio

Ronald Riggio, Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at CMC, continues to build upon a research project that provides invaluable insight into long-term linkages between early childhood development, leadership, and success.

The research project, “Early Life Predictors of Adult Success,” is supported by a $50,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

China’s Crony Capitalism book cover

Prof. Minxin Pei's new book, China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay (Harvard University Press) received a positive review in The Economist.

Clinton Trump caricatures

It's easy to believe that we are doomed to choose between the lessor of two evils when picking our political leaders.

Ronald Riggio, the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, explains some of the reasons fueling that perception in a Psychology Today column.

“Sadly, we have only ourselves (and the political system we support) to blame,” Riggio writes. “Our perceptual biases, our human tendencies, and the way campaigns are run all combine to affect both who we choose as leaders, and how we perceive them.”

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and U.S. President Barack Obama

Roderic Camp, Philip M. McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim, writes about Mexico's bumpy path democracy in the Oxford University Press blog.

President James Madison

George Thomas, the Burnet C. Wohlford Professor of American Political Institutions at CMC, writes in the fall issue of National Affairs that the resurgence of popular democracy presents an opportunity to take a closer look at the importance James Madison and other founders put on "political leadership to refine, channel, and elevate popular wants."

Prof. Zach Courser speaks at the Reagan Library

Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump would govern by whim, not the laws and limits established in our founding document, John J. Pitney Jr., the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Politics, writes in USA Today.

“I feel very strongly about our Constitution,” Donald Trump told Fox News in January. “I’m proud of it, I love it and I want to go through the Constitution.” That comment was the political equivalent of “I’ll respect you in the morning” — another line that Trump has probably used from time to time, and one that's just about as meaningful.

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