Welcome to the 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.

Giving to The Keck Center


"Tiananmen 25 Years On: Putting The Chinese Events Of 1989 Into Historical And Comparative Perspective"

Jeff Wasserstrom, Chancellor Professor of History, UC Irvine

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
Lecture: 6:45 p.m.
Parents Dining Room
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Claremont McKenna College

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Stephen Martin Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
Lecture: 6:45 p.m.
Parents Dining Room
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Claremont McKenna College



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.”

Please click here to review the report “Securing Homeland in Asia”.


An interview with Evan Osnos:

The Pursuit of Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

2013-2014 Arthur R. Adams International Fellows June Kim '14 and Christine Wilkes '16 recently sat down with Evan Osnos, a highly acclaimed writer of The New Yorker. Please read a summary of the interview here.


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:

http://www.keckjournal.com/


"Five Myths about China's Power"

Washington Post article
by Professor Pei

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click here for Q & A with Professor Pei

Keck Center Speakers: A Series of Conversations

Our Arthur R. Adams Fellows, have provided a valuable collection of articles and reviews on a number of topics, including international economics and market reform, American declinism, political Islam, and the new Middle East. Please take the opportunity to review the articles below.