Last week John Ikenberry, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, visited William and Mary to deliver several talks to William and Mary faculty and students and the Williamsburg community. Ikenberry is a renowned scholar of international relations and an author of many influential books in the field of international relations including After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars which won the 2002 Schroeder-Jervis Award presented by the American Political Science Association for the best book in international history and politics each year. Ikenberry also has extensive experience in the policy world holding posts at the State Department (Policy Planning staff) from 1991-92 and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Senior Associate) from 1992-93.
He drew from both his policy and academic experience to deliver a public talk Thursday night at the Williamsburg Public Library entitled "Is the global system in crisis?" On Friday, Ikenberry had breakfast with a group of William and Mary students to answer their questions on careers in academia and share his own experience. Later Ikenberry had lunch with a group at the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations to review a chapter in his upcoming book, Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American System.