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G. Ikenberry

Department/Program(s):
    Position: Permanent Princeton Faculty
    Title: Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs
    Office: 116 Bendheim Hall
    Phone: 609-258-4779



    Ikenberry's areas of specialization include international relations; American foreign policy; postwar settlements; international organizations; American foreign policy; international political economy; relations among the advanced industrial societies; theories of the state. He started his career at Princeton and has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown. He has held posts at the State Department and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, has been a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has been awarded several fellowships and major grants by the U.S.-Japan Foundation and the Committee for Global Partnership. Ikenberry is currently writing a book about the politics of international rules and institutions in the era of American unipolarity. He is author of After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and The Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars (2001), which won the APSA 2003 Jervis-Schroeder award for the best book in International Politics and History, as well as Reasons of State: Oil Politics and the Capacities of American Government (1988). He is the co-author of State Power and the World Economy (2002) and The State (1989). He is co-editor of and contributor to The State and American Foreign Economic Policy (1988). He co-edited New Thinking in International Relations (1997), U.S. Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts (2000), and International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific (2003). He has recently edited a book entitled American Unrivaled: The Future of the Balance of Power (2002). He has published in all the major academic journals of international relations and written widely in policy journals. He is also the reviewer of books on political and legal affairs for Foreign Affairs. Among many activities, Ikenberry has served as a member of an advisory group at the State Department, chaired a study group on "Democracy and Discontent" at the Council on Foreign Relations, served as a senior staff member on the 1992 Carnegie Commission on the Reorganization of Government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy (the "Holbrooke Commission"). He co-authored a policy report entitled Atlantic Frontiers: A New Agenda for U.S.-EC Relations, (1993). Ph.D., Chicago.