Wikistrat Expert Dr. Minxin Pei

Dr. Minxin Pei

Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies

Dr. Minxin Pei was an adjunct senior associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment. Today, he is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. His research focuses on democratization in developing countries, economic reform and governance in China, and U.S.–China relations. Dr. Pei received his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.

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Biography

Dr. Minxin Pei was an adjunct senior associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment. Today, he is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. His research focuses on democratization in developing countries, economic reform and governance in China, and U.S.–China relations.

Dr. Pei is the author of “From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union” and “China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy“. Pei’s research has been published in the journals Foreign PolicyForeign Affairs, the National InterestModern ChinaChina QuarterlyJournal of Democracy, and many edited books. Pei is a frequent commentator on CNN and National Public Radio; his op-eds have appeared in the Financial TimesNew York TimesWashington Post,Newsweek International, and the International Herald Tribune. He is a columnist forL’espresso, a major Italian news magazine and a regular contributor to the Diplomat, a leading online international affairs journal. Dr. Pei received his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.

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Academic Qualifications:
PhD in Political Science, Harvard University; MA in Political Science, Harvard University; BA in English, The Shanghai International Studies University

Areas of Expertise:
China
East Asia
International Security
Democratic Transitions

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