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.


China: Four Decades After Mao

A conference reflecting on China's transformation in the post-Mao era
Thursday, October 6 – Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Keck Center recently sponsored a conference on China's transformation after Mao. Watch a short video on the conference. 


Keck Center 2015-2016 Senior Thesis Awards

2014-15 Fellowship Award Winners, 2014-15

Featured Events

Professor Devesh Kapur
Liberalization Sans Liberalism: The Control Raj, Ideology, and Rents in Indian Higher Education
April 13, 2017 3-5 p.m.
Honnold Mudd Library, Founders Room, 1st Floor.
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Research Institute Open House
Sept. 22, 2016, 4-5:30 p.m.
Kravis Center 3rd Floor
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The New York Times
“Covering China: A Journalist’s Tale”
Nov. 1, 2016
Read more information about the Athenaeum event.

Syaru Shirley Lin
"Taiwan's China Dilemma"
Nov. 15, 2016
Syaru Shirley Lin will explore why deepening economic relations between Taiwan and China have led to a rise in Taiwanese identity and a backlash against globalization.

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.

We are pleased to announce the Senior Thesis Award Recipients for 2016-17.
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.”

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:

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