International Relations Expert to Discuss China, East Asia

G. John Ikenberry to Speak April 11 at Ohio Wesleyan University
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G. John Ikenberry, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy of Princeton University)

G. John Ikenberry, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy of Princeton University)

DELAWARE, Ohio – G. John Ikenberry, Ph.D., professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, will discuss “The Rise of China and the U.S. Policy in East Asia” during an April presentation at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Ikenberry will speak at 7 p.m. April 11 in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. His discussion is the university’s 24th annual John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics. It is free and open to the public.

At Princeton, Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He also is co-faculty director of the Princeton Project on National Security, described as “a large, collaborative multi-year project that is examining the changing character of America’s international security environment.” In addition, he is a Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea.

Ikenberry is the author of six books including “Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order,” published in 2011. His previous book “After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars” received the 2002 Schroeder-Jervis Award presented by the American Political Science Association as the best book in international history and politics.

During his career, 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 a Hitachi International Affairs Fellow, for which he spent a year affiliated with the Institute for International Policy Studies in Tokyo. He also has been a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and has earned major grants awarded by the U.S.-Japan Foundation and the Committee for Global Partnership.

Ikenberry has served as a member of an advisory group at the U.S. Department of State and was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Henry Kissinger-Lawrence Summers commission on the Future of Transatlantic Relations. He also has held posts at the State Department (policy planning staff) and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (senior associate).

Learn more Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Politics and Government.

The John Kennard Eddy Lecture on World Politics honors the life of student “Jeff” Eddy, killed in an automobile accident in 1988.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,850 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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