Faculty

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.

Myra Moss

Myra E. Moss Rolle, a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Government at CMC, died on July 26 in San Marino. She was 79.

Moss was a CMC professor of philosophy for 32 years, starting in 1975. She was chair of the department from 1992 to 1995.

She received her B.A. from Pomona College in 1958 and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University in 1965. From 1958-1959, Moss was enrolled in the graduate program in Philosophy at the University of Rome.

Prof. Mark Blitz

CMC professor of political philosophy Mark Blitz sat down with Bill Kristol to discuss the meaning of individual natural rights and why they form the basis of American government.

Blitz and Kristol also considered critiques of American liberal democracy—among them that the American regime promotes inequality or leads to a lowering of standards. Blitz addressed these criticisms and explained why the American regime remains solid and defensible. The conversation is part of Kristol's Conversations with Bill Kristol series.

Prof. Diana Selig speaks at CMC's 2016 Convocation

CMC welcomed students, faculty, and staff with calls for action, activism, and an inclusive spirit of community at its 70th annual convocation on Tuesday. It was the first convocation to be held at the new Roberts Pavilion.

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