Welcome to the Keck CenterThe 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.
The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) is offering an opportunity for students interested in Regional Security Studies to work with faculty on policy relevant research projects, as well as engage in various APCSS departments and program areas. The Keck Center has agreed to nominate two of our best undergrad students for this position. The application deadline is Sunday, December 15th, and is open to all current sophomores and juniors, with preference given to International Relations majors. The Keck Center will only review applications submitted by this deadline for nomination; nominees will be announced Monday, December 23rd.
All application materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for International Security and Cooperation,
Bob Carlin served as senior policy advisor at the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization from 2002 - 2006, following over twelve years as chief of the Northeast Asia Division in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in the U.S. State Department. Within this period, Carlin also served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Special Ambassador to North Korea, taking part in all phases of the US-DPRK negotiations from 1992 - 2000. He will join us in the Athenaeum March 3rd to discuss his experiences. Please RSVP to email@example.com
David E. Sanger
The New York TimesTuesday, March 25th, 2014
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
David E. Sanger is chief Washington correspondent of The New York Times. Mr. Sanger has reported from New York, Tokyo and Washington, covering a wide variety of issues surrounding foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation and Asian affairs. Mr. Sanger has been a member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting teams, covering everything from the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan to North Korea's nuclear weapons program in the 1990s. He continues to cover proliferation issues from Washington. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
"Five Myths about China's Power"
Washington Post article
click here to review article
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.
Shree Pandya '14 and Kevin Wallentine '12
Dr. Sheri Berman, Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University
Dr. Juliet Johnson, Professor of Political Science at McGill University.
Melissa Carlson '13 and Jennifer Good '13
Dr. Stephan Haggard, Director of the Korea- Pacific Program, Co-sponsored with Professor of Govt. MK Kang
Dr. Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics
Dr. Pauline Jones Luong, Associate Professor Political Science, Brown University, Co-sponsored with Professor of Govt. Hilary Appel
Dr. Josef Joffe, Marc and Anita Abramowitz Fellow, International Relations, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Dr. Thomas Carothers, Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dr. Francis Fukuyama, SAIS Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for Int'l Studies, Stanford University