The Embassy of Canada and the National Endowment for Democracy presented the seventeenth annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World.
Dr. Minxin Pei, Pritzker Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College
Totalitarianism’s Long Dark Shadow Over China
Thursday, December 3, 2020
8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Introductory Remarks by Martin Loken and Carl Gershman
Tribute to Seymour Martin Lipset
Minxin Pei on “Totalitarianism’s Long Dark Shadow Over China,” with introduction by christopher walker
Dr. Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College. He is also a non-resident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Democracy and as editor-in-chief of the China Leadership Monitor. Prior to joining Claremont McKenna in 2009, Dr. Pei was a senior associate and the director of the China Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
A renowned scholar of democratization in developing countries, economic reform and governance in China, and U.S.-China relations, he is the author of From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union (Harvard University Press, 1994), China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy (Harvard University Press, 2006), and China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay (Harvard University Press, 2016). His research has been published in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Modern China, China Quarterly, Journal of Democracy, and in numerous edited volumes.
Dr. Pei’s op-eds have appeared in the Financial Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek International, and other major newspapers. Dr. Pei received his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. He is a recipient of numerous prestigious fellowships, including the National Fellowship at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the McNamara Fellowship at the World Bank, and the Olin Faculty Fellowship of the Olin Foundation.
The Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World was inaugurated in 2004 by the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the Munk School for Global Affairs at the University of Toronto as an important new forum for discourse on democracy and its progress worldwide. View past lectures on key issues of democracy.
“The Social Requisites of Democracy Revisited” by Seymour Martin Lipset [English]
“The Social Requisites of Democracy Revisited” by Seymour Martin Lipset [Mandarin]
“Steady Work” by Seymour Martin Lipset