G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He is also Co-Director of Princeton’s Center for International Security Studies. Ikenberry is also a Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. 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. In a recent survey of international relations scholars, Ikenberry was ranked 10th in scholars who have produced the best work in the field of IR in the past 20 years, and ranked 8th in scholars who have produced the most interesting work in the past 5 years.
Professor Ikenberry is the author of seven books, including Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American System (Princeton, 2011). His book, After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars (Princeton, 2001), won the 2002 Schroeder-Jervis Award presented by the American Political Science Association for the best book in international history and politics. A collection of his essays, entitled Liberal Order and Imperial Ambition: American Power and International Order (Policy) appeared in 2006. Ikenberry is also co-author of Crisis of American Foreign Policy: Wilsonianism in the 21st Century (Princeton 2009), which explores the Wilsonian legacy in contemporary American foreign policy. Ikenberry has also the editor or co-editor of fourteen books, including America Unrivaled: The Future of the Balance of Power (Cornell, 2002), The End of the West? Crisis and Change in Atlantic Order (Cornell 2008) and Unipolarity and International Relations Theory (Cambridge, 2011). Ikenberry has authored 130 journal articles, essays, and book chapters.
Professor Ikenberry is the co-director of the Princeton Project on National Security, and he is the co-author, along with Anne-Marie Slaughter, of the final report, Forging a World of Liberty Under Law. Among his many activities, Professor Ikenberry served as a member of the Policy Planning Staff in 1991-92, as a member of an advisory group at the State Department in 2003-04, and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on U.S.-European relations, the so-called Kissinger-Summers commission. He is also a reviewer of books on political and legal affairs for Foreign Affairs.
Introduction to International Relations: Enduring Questions and Contemporary Perspectives (New York: Palgrave, 2015), co-authored with Joseph Grieco and Michael Mastanduno. [Second edition, 2018]
The Rise of Korean Leadership: Emerging Powers and Liberal International Order (New York: Palgrave, 2013), co-authored with Jongryn Mo.
Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011). [Paperback 2012] [Translation, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Russian forthcoming] [Choice – Outstanding Academic Title for 2011]
Liberal Order and Imperial Ambition: Essays on American Power and International Order (London: Polity Press, 2006). [Translated into Italian and Japanese.]
After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001). [Winner of the Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Prize for the best book on international history and politics published in 2000 and 2001.] [Translated into Italian, Japanese, and Chinese.] [Second edition – with a new Preface, 2019]
State Power and World Markets: The International Political Economy, co-written with Joseph Grieco (New York: Norton, 2003). [Chinese translation.]
The State, with John A. Hall (Milton Keynes, Open University Press, 1989; Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1989). [Translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Chinese, and Japanese.]
Reasons of State: Oil Politics and the Capacities of American Government (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988).
The Age of Hiroshima, co-edited with Michael Gordin (Princeton: Princeton University Press, forthcoming).
Hegemonic Order Theory, 3.0, edited with Daniel Nexon (forthcoming).
America, China, and the Struggle for World Order: Ideas, Traditions, Historical Legacies and Global Visions, (New York: Palgrave, 2015), co-edited with Wang Jisi and Zhu Feng.
Power, Order, and Change in World Politics (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014).
Introduction and internal chapter. The Troubled Triangle: Japan, the United States, and China: The Duality between Security and Economy (New York: Palgrave, 2013), co-edited with Takashi Inoguchi.
Unipolarity and International Relations Theory (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011), co-edited with Michael Mastanduno and William Wohlforth.
The Alliance Constrained: The U.S.- Japan Security Alliance and Regional Multilateralism (New York: Palgrave, 2011), co-edited with Takashi Inoguchi and Yoichiro Sato.
Crisis of American Foreign Policy: Wilsonianism in the New Century (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009). With Thomas Knock, Tony Smith, and Anne-Marie Slaughter.
The United States and Northeast Asia: Debate, Issues, and New Order, co-edited by G. John Ikenberry and Chung-in Moon (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008).
The End of the West? Crisis and Change in Atlantic Order (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008).
Author of the Introduction. The Uses of Institutions: U.S., Japan, and the Governance of East Asia, co-edited with Takashi Inoguchi (New York: Palgrave, 2006).
Author of the introduction. The Nation State in Question, co-edited with T.V. Paul and John A. Hall (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003).
International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific, co-edited with Michael Mastanduno (New York: Columbia University Press, 2003).
Reinventing the Alliance: U.S.-Japan Security Partnership in an Era of Change, co-edited with Takashi Inoguchi (New York: Palgrave Press, 2003).
American Unrivaled: The Future of the Balance of Power (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002). [Translated in Italian and Chinese.]
American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies and Impacts, co-edited with Michael Cox and Takashi Inoguchi (London: Oxford University Press, 2000). [Japanese translation, 2006.]
New Thinking in International Relations Theory, co-edited with Michael Doyle (Boulder: Westview Press, 1997). Co-editor with introduction and conclusion. [Translated into Turkish, 2015]
American Foreign Policy: Theoretical Essays (Boston: Little, Brown, 1988; second edition, 1996; third edition, 1999, fourth edition, 2001).
Editor with introductory essay. The State and American Foreign Economic Policy, co-edited by Ikenberry, David A. Lake, and Michael Mastanduno (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988).
ARTICLES IN REFERRED JOURNALS
“Hegemonic Studies, 3.0: Introduction,” special issue of Security Studies (forthcoming), co-authored and co-edited with Daniel Nexon.
““Reflections on After Victory,” special issue of British Journal of Politics and International Affairs (Fall 2018). [Collection of essays that reconsider the arguments and significance of After Victory.]
“The End of Liberal International Order?” International Affairs, Vol. 94, No. 1 (January 2018), pp. 7-23. [G. John Ikenberry, Inderjeet Parmar and Doug Stokes,
“Introduction: Ordering the World? Internationalism in Theory and Practice,” International Affairs, Vol. 94, No. 1 (January 2018), pp. 1-5. [Reprinted in Elizabeth Trammell, ed., Essential Readings in World Politics (2019).]
“Why the Liberal World Order Will Survive,” Ethics and International Affairs, Vol. 32, No. 1 (Spring 2018), pp. 17-29. [G. John Ikenberry and Shiping Tang,
“Introduction,” Roundtable: Rising Powers and the International Order, Ethics and International Affairs, Vol. 32, No. 1 (2018), pp. 15-16.
“Between the Eagle and the Dragon: America, China, and Middle State Strategies in East Asia,” Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 131, 1 (Spring, 2016), pp. 9-43.
“The Future of Multilateralism: Governing the World in a Post-Hegemonic Era,” Japanese Journal of Political Science Vol. 16, No. 3 (Summer 2015), pp. 399-413.
“The Future of Liberal World Order,” Japanese Journal of Political Science, Vol. 16, No. 3 (Summer 2015), pp. 441-46.
“From Hegemony to the Balance of Power: The Rise of China and American Grand Strategy in East Asia,” International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, Vol. 23, No. 2 (2015).
“Racing toward Tragedy? China’s Rise, Military Competition in the Asia Pacific, and the Security Dilemma,” with Adam Liff, International Security, Vol. 39, No. 2 (Fall 2014), pp. 52-91.
“Correspondence: Looking for Asia’s Security Dilemma,” with Adam Liff, International Security, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Fall 2015).
“Don’t Come Home America: The Case Against Off Shore Balancing,” with Stephen Brooks and William Wohlforth, International Security, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Winter 2012-13), pp. 7-51.
“Correspondence: Debating American Engagement: The Future of U.S. Grand Strategy,” with Stephen Brooks and William Wohlforth, International Security, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Fall 2014).
“Introduction: The End of the Cold War after 20 Years: Reconsiderations, Retrospectives and Revisions,” International Politics, Vol. 48, Numbers 4/5 (July/September 2011). Co-authored with Daniel Deudney. Special Issue: “IR and the End of the Cold War – Twenty Years After,” co-edited by Daniel Deudney and G. John Ikenberry.
“Pushing and Pulling: The Western System, Nuclear Weapons, and Soviet Change,” International Politics, Vol. 48, Numbers 4/5 (July/September 2011). Co-authored with Daniel Deudney. Special Issue on: “ IR and the End of the Cold War – Twenty Years After,” co-edited by Daniel Deudney and G. John Ikenberry.
“Introduction,” International Relations of the Asia Pacific (September 2010), Vol. 10, No. 3. 10th Anniversary Special Issue on “A Post-American East Asia? Networks of Currency and Alliance in a Changing Regional Context,” with co-editor Takashi Inoguchi.
“Liberalism in a Realist World: International Relations as an American Scholarly Tradition,” International Studies, Vol. 46, No. 1 & 2 (January & April 2009), special issue on “International Studies in India.
“Liberal Internationalism 3.0: America and the Dilemma of Liberal World Order,” Perspectives on Politics (April 2009). [Reprinted in various anthologies]
“Introduction: Unipolarity and International Relations Theory,” World Politics (January 2009), with Michael Mastanduno and William Wohlforth.
“The APSR’s Evolving Relevance for U.S. Foreign Policy, 1906-2006,” American Political Science Review, (Fall 2006). Co-authored with Andrew Bennett.
Selected Honors and Awards
Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 2018-19
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member, 2016-
Supernumerary Fellow and George Eastman Visiting Professorship, 72nd, Balliol College, Oxford University, 2013-14
MacArthur Foundation grant, “The Day After,” 2012-14.
Council for International Teaching and Research Grant, partnership project, Princeton and University of Tokyo, 2012-16.
Japan Foundation Grant, 2012-13 (with Takashi Inoguchi, University of Tokyo)