Minxin Pei

Claremont McKenna College, USA


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Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government, George R. Roberts Fellow, and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. He is also a non-resident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He was the inaugural Library of Congress Chair on U.S.-China Relations in 2019. From 1999 to 2009 he was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and was an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University from 1992 to 1998. He is the author of From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union (1994); China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy (2006); China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay (2016).