G. John Ikenberry

Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs

Office: 
116 Bendheim Hall
Phone: 
609-258-4779
Fax: 
609-258-0482
Assistant: 
Lindsay Woodrick
External Website: 
http://scholar.princeton.edu/gji3

Biography

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, and is co-faculty director of the Princeton Project on National Security, a large, collaborative multi-year project that is examining the changing character of America’s international security environment.

Ikenberry is the author of After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars (Princeton, 2001), which won the 2002 Schroeder-Jervis Award presented by the American Political Science Association (APSA) for the best book in international history and politics. The book has been translated into Japanese, Italian and Chinese. He is also the author of Reasons of State: Oil Politics and the Capacities of American Government (Cornell, 1988), and is currently writing a book entitled Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American System (Princeton, forthcoming). A collection of his essays entitled Liberal Order and Imperial Ambition: American Power and International Order, will be published next year. He is the co-author of State Power and the World Economy (Norton Press, 2002) and The State (Minnesota, 1989). He also co-authored Atlantic Frontiers: A New Agenda for U.S.-EC Relations (Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1993). He has edited a book entitled American Unrivaled: The Future of the Balance of Power (Cornell, 2002) and is co-editor of The Nation State in Question (Princeton, 2003), U.S. Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts (Oxford, 2000) and International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific (Columbia, 2003). He is author and co-editor of The State and American Foreign Economic Policy (Cornell, 1988) and has edited a volume, on New Thinking in International Relations (Westview, 1997). Ikenberry serves on the editorial committee of World Politics and he is co-editor of International Relations of the Asia Pacific. He is the reviewer of books on political and legal affairs for Foreign Affairs, has published in all the major academic journals of international relations, and has written widely in policy journals.

Ikenberry has been a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund, a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and was an Hitachi International Affairs Fellow, awarded by the Council on Foreign Relations in New York in which he spent the year affiliated with the Institute for International Policy Studies in Tokyo. He has also been a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has been awarded major grants by the U.S.-Japan Foundation and the Committee for Global Partnership.

Among many activities, Ikenberry has served as a member of an advisory group at the State Department and was also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Henry Kissinger-Lawrence Summers commission on the Future of Transatlantic Relations. Ikenberry has also held posts at the State Department (Policy Planning staff) and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Senior Associate). He has lectured throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia and has taught at Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania. Ph.D. University of Chicago.

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