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The Future of the Liberal World Order

Hosted by the Phelan United States Centre as part of the Wenger Distinguished Lectures

Online and in-person public event (Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building)

Speakers

Professor G John Ikenberry

Professor G John Ikenberry

Professor Mary Kaldor

Professor Mary Kaldor

Professor Charles A Kupchan

Professor Charles A Kupchan

Professor Ayşe Zarakol

Professor Ayşe Zarakol

Chair

Professor Peter Trubowitz

Professor Peter Trubowitz

Has the post-Cold War era ended? Will the global response to Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine renew democracies’ commitment to the liberal order after years of international discord and domestic backsliding?

Leading experts on world politics take up these questions and others about the future of the liberal world order.

Meet our speakers and chair

G John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the School of Public and International Affairs.  Ikenberry is also a Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. In 2018-2019, Ikenberry was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University. In 2013-2014, Ikenberry was the 72nd Eastman Visiting Professor at Balliol College, Oxford. Ikenberry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Mary Kaldor (@KaldorM) is Professor Emeritus of Global Governance at LSE IDEAS. She was Director of the Conflict Research Programme. She has pioneered the concepts of new wars and global civil society. Her elaboration of the real-world implementation of human security has directly influenced European and national governments.

Charles A Kupchan is Professor of International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University, and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as Special Assistant to the President in the Obama White House and on the National Security Council in both the Obama and the first Clinton administrations. His latest book is Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself from the World.

Ayşe Zarakol (@AyseZarakol) is Professor of International Relations at the University of Cambridge, and Politics Fellow at Emmanuel College. She has previously held a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Politics at Washington & Lee University, Virginia. Her research is at the intersection of historical sociology and IR and includes East-West relations in the international system, history and future of world order(s), conceptualisations of modernity and sovereignty, and rising and declining powers.

Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Phelan US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House.

More about this event

LSE's Phelan United States Centre (@LSE_US) is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Our mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States.

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series imagining what the world could look like after the crisis, and how we get there.

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