The Future of the Liberal World Order

In this event, leading experts on world politics took up key questions about the future of the liberal world order.




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

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.


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This event was held on 9 June 2022 and was part of the US Centre's Wenger Distinguished Lectures

Header image: Photo by Nathan Clarke 

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