Wednesday, November 11, 2020
The U.S. and China have entered a period of intense mutual antagonism across the full spectrum of their relationship. Whether their rivalry will escalate in the short term critically depends on the outcomes of the U.S. presidential election to be held on November 3. Based on the election outcome, Minxin Pei, the Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College, will examine where this relationship will go in the next four years with particular focus on security, trade, and human rights issues vital to the interests of both countries.
Professor Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow, chair of the government department, and former director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. In addition, he is an adjunct senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C, where he has worked since 1999 and served as director of the China Program from 2004 to 2008. His research focuses on democratization in developing countries, economic reform and governance in China, and U.S.-China relations. The author of “From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union” (1994), “China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy” (2006), and most recently, “China’s Crony Capitalism” (2016), his work has also been published in magazines and journals such as Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Modern China, China Quarterly and The Journal of Democracy. He is frequently heard on BBC News and National Public Radio.