Government & Law

Minxin Pei

Minxin Pei, the Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow, has been named the inaugural Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-China Relations.

Pei will begin an eight-month residency at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress beginning in January, 2019. As the first U.S.-China chair, Pei will foster policy-relevant research, programming, and bipartisan legislative discussion on U.S. relations with China, with a focus on public policy challenges likely to face legislators in the future.

Heidi Wolfgruber ’11 has received Colorado’s highest honor for a first-year deputy public defender.

Wolfgruber won the Lowrey Kelley Memorial Boot Camp Award for her performance in a weeklong trial simulation she completed in 2016. She was judged against all first-year attorneys who, at the end of their first year, must complete the simulation as part of the office’s training.

A philosophy and government major at CMC, Wolfgruber received her law degree from Vanderbilt University.

Scott Ochoa

CMC alumnus Scott Ochoa ’93 has been named city manager of Ontario.

A veteran Southern California municipal administrator, Ochoa comes to Ontario from Glendale, where he has been city manager since 2012.

“I am honored and excited for this opportunity,” Ochoa said in a statement, “and look forward to working with the extraordinary team the city has assembled to serve Ontario’s residents, businesses, and community partners.”

McKenna Auditorium

Claremont McKenna College is hosting “Homeland Security at the Local Level,” a conference on the role local governments play in the fight against terrorism. The half-day event is Friday, March 24, from 8 a.m. – noon at McKenna Auditorium at Claremont McKenna College (CMC).

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