18_0772 lse festival disorder web assets_1920x8302


Crisis of the Liberal World Order, or is the West in Decline - Again?

Hosted by LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders

Shaw Library, Old Building


Professor G. John Ikenberry

Professor G. John Ikenberry

Professor Mary Kaldor

Professor Mary Kaldor


Professor Michael Cox

Professor Michael Cox

The world famous theorist of international politics John Ikenberry of Princeton has for many years been insisting that the liberal world order created by the USA after WW2 has proved remarkably durable.

Now, however, a series of major shifts in the world - the rise of China, the emergence of Russia as a spoiler power, the election of the very illiberal Donald Trump in the United States, and the more general populist backlash against globalisation- has placed the liberal order under immense strain. In this Roundtable Professor Ikenberry will be in conversation with leading LSE public intellectual Professor Mary Kaldor.

Professor G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is also Co-Director of Princeton’s Center for International Security Studies.

Professor Mary Kaldor is Director of the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit at the Department of International Development, LSE.

Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE.

The event is organised by LSE IDEAS. LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE's foreign policy think tank. We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it.

Twitter hashtags for this event: #LSEFestival #NewWorldDisorders

This event is part of the LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders running from Monday 25 February to Saturday 2 March 2019, with a series of events exploring how social science can tackle global problems.


A podcast of this event is available to download from Crisis of the Liberal World Order, or is the West in Decline - Again?

Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.

Social Media

Follow LSE public events on Twitter for notification on the availabilility of an event podcast, the posting of transcripts and videos, the announcement of new events and other important event updates. Event updates and other information about what’s happening at LSE can be found on the LSE's Facebook page and for live photos from events and around campus, follow us on Instagram. For live webcasts and archive video of lectures, follow us on YouTube.


This event has been certified for CPD purposes by the CPD Certification Service. Self-Assessment Record forms will be made available for delegates wishing to record further learning and knowledge enhancement for Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPD) purposes. For delegates who wish to obtain a CPD Certificate of Attendance, it is the responsibility of delegates to register their details with a LSE steward at the end of the event and as of 1 September 2014 a certificate will be sent within 28 days of the date of the event attended by the CPD Certification Service.  If a delegate fails to register their details at the event, it will not prove possible to issue a certificate. (For queries relating to CPD Certificates of attendance after a request please phone 0208 840 4383 or email info@cpduk.co.uk).

From time to time there are changes to event details so we strongly recommend that if you plan to attend this event you check back on this listing on the day of the event.


LSE Events LSEpublicevents

🖥️ VIDEO: Cardiologist and scientist @hmkyale joined @MOSSIALOS to review the challenges of today’s health care inf… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

2 hours ago

Reply Retweet Favorite

LSE Events LSEpublicevents

2 Mar: Public Service Broadcasting in its Second Century. 📺 #LSEPostCOVID With new entrants and extra scrutiny, wh… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

14 hours ago

Reply Retweet Favorite

  Sign up for news about events