Politics

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Claremont McKenna College faculty members are available for expert comment across a wide range of issues related to the presidential election. For additional assistance, contact the Office of Public Affairs & Communications at (909) 621-8099 or (909) 607-9246.

 

Capitol Building

Six CMC students and one student from Pomona College who will participate in the spring 2016 Washington Program have won prestigious scholarship awards that will make their semester internships in the nation’s capitol that much easier.

The Kremlin

With Russia’s geopolitical maneuvers grabbing headlines around the world, CMC’s Podlich Family Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow Hilary Appel has co-authored an article titled “A Difficult Year: How the Kremlin’s Ambitions Hamper Economic Growth.”

Dreier Roundtable lunch panel

By Tom Johnson

Teachable moments from distinguished panelists were on the agenda at the latest Dreier Roundtable (DRt); a half-day conference held last Friday in the Kravis Center and the Marion Miner Cook Athenaeum.

The Roundtable convened a group of policy experts, politicians, academics, journalists and professionals who focused on the topic: “Examining the Roots of Polarization in Our Constitutional Order.”

Article 7 of US Constitution

Claremont McKenna College announced today that its second annual Dreier Roundtable Conference will take place with a half-day event at CMC on Oct. 9 that will discuss the roots of political conflict that exist in divergent visions of the U.S. Constitution.

Cameron Shelton and Aseema Sinha

Claremont McKenna College announces that two new professors have been added to the faculty of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Program.

Prof. Shelton is Associate Professor of Economics at the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at CMC and Prof. Sinha is the Wagener Chair of South Asian Politics and George R. Roberts Fellow at CMC.

Ferguson, Missouri, a once obscure suburb of St. Louis, found itself on the national stage for an issue that dominated headlines and public debate for much of the last six months. The death of Michael Brown in an encounter with a police officer focused attention on the issue of fatal use of force by police. Confusion over the facts of the encounter between Michael Brown and the officer, Darren Wilson, left a vacuum that was quickly filled by allegations of police brutality and charges of police racism.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, President of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, announced today that Claremont McKenna College (CMC) student Zachariah Oquenda ‘16 has been selected as a 2015 Truman Scholar.

Rose Institute of State and Local Government research assistants Francesca Hidalgo-Wohlleben ’17 and Jessica Jin ’16 took 1st and 2nd place, respectively, for presentations related to second- and third-striker prison population data at the Association for Criminal Justice Research (ACJR)  (California) conference on “Criminal Justice in a Community Perspective” March 26-27 in Sacramento.

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