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Global Disorder After "Liberal" Hegemony

Hosted by the LSE IDEAS

Online public event


Trine Flockhart

Trine Flockhart

Professor of International Relations, University of Southern Denmark

Daniel Nexon

Daniel Nexon

Professor in the Department of Government & the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University

Jason Pack

Jason Pack

Senior Analyst at the NATO Defense College Foundation

Inderjeet Parmar

Inderjeet Parmar

Professor of International Politics, City, University of London


Dr Aaron McKeil

Dr Aaron McKeil

Course Convenor and Course Tutor, MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy programme, LSE IDEAS

In a context of increasing international crisis and turmoil, this panel discusses the sources and future of global disorder after “liberal” hegemony.

Why are international politics today marked by a sense of gathering global disorder? Is “liberal” hegemony and its decline a source or consequence of this new era of global disorder? Exploring answers to these questions aims to clarify the dangers and opportunities for global order and disorder in the twenty-first century.

Meet the speaker and chair

Trine Flockhart is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark and Co-Director of the Center for War Studies. Trine’s research focuses on international order, processes of change and transformation, the crisis in the liberal international order, resilience and NATO and transatlantic relations.

Daniel Nexon is a Professor in the Department of Government & the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His most recent book, co-edited with Morten Skumsrud Andersen and Alexander Cooley, is Undermining American Hegemony: Goods Substitution in World Politics.

Jason Pack is the Founder of Libya-Analysis LLC and Senior Analyst for Emerging Challenges at the NATO Defence College Foundation. His most recent book, Libya and the Global Enduring Disorder, explores what Libya’s dysfunctional economic structures and its ongoing civil war reveal about broader patterns in 21st century geopolitics. Jason is the Founder & Emeritus Director of Eye on Isis and its flagship project the Libya Security Monitor, a not-for-profit English-language repository of non-partisan, cross-checked information on security developments in Libya.

Inderjeet Parmar is Professor of International Politics and City, University of London.

Aaron McKeil is Course Convenor and Course Tutor on the MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy programme at LSE IDEAS. He also produced 'A Short History of IDEAS' in 2018 to celebrate LSE IDEAS' ten-year anniversary. He gained his PhD in International Relations from LSE. He also holds an MSc International Relations Specialist with Distinction from Aberystwyth University and a BA Political Science from the University of British Columbia. He previously served as Editor for Millennium: Journal of International Studies and as a Research Assistant at the LSE Centre for International Studies.

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Event hashtag: #LSEGlobalDisorder

LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE's foreign policy think tank. Through sustained engagement with policymakers and opinion-formers, IDEAS provides a forum that informs policy debate and connects academic research with the practice of diplomacy and strategy.

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