STREAMING LIVE: Is Liberal Internationalism Dead?


I’m about to host a debate and discussion between DANIEL DEUDNEY (Johns Hopkins University), G. JOHN IKENBERRY (Princeton University), CHARLES KUPCHAN (Georgetown University) and PETER TRUBOWITZ (University of Texas at Austin) on the subject ot whether liberal internationalism is on the ropes or not in the context of the presidential election.
Essentially, Kupchan and Trubowitz will argue that liberal internationalism’s days are over, building of an important artcle recently published titled Dead Center: The Demise of Liberal Internationalism in the United States — and Deudney and Ikenberry will try to decimate their argument.
Video file will soon be posted here.
It begins at about 5:30 pm EST (in a few minutes), and I’m going to run it live on this website.
— Steve Clemons


7 comments on “STREAMING LIVE: Is Liberal Internationalism Dead?

  1. Mr.Murder says:

    resignation is*


  2. Mr.Murder says:

    Fmr.Sec.Albright agrees.
    Op-Ed Contributor
    The End of Intervention
    Published: June 11, 2008
    The trend is opposing this concept, it’s not a slippery slope either, it’s a vast chasm carved by the lies of the OVP.
    The Air Force General’s resignations is a shot across the bow that bitter infighting among the political appointee ranks is ongoing.
    Fittingly he resides where the former Navy Secretary’s office is. So the ONI that shaped and convoluted the justification for Viet Nam, and tried to start a pre-emptive War at the Bay of Pigs, is the same place Cheney has become the Butcher of Wyoming.


  3. lurker says:

    Steve, this was a great session and you had 150 watchers at the high point on line. That’s a great feature that you can tell how many are online.


  4. Steve Clemons says:

    Tommy — don’t take my personal definition as one that is standardized across the field of political science, but my view is that liberal internationalism is the belief that creation and maintenance of transnational/international institutions comprised of nation states and their interests can enhance simultaneously state interests and global public goods. In short, liberal internationalists believe in the legitimacy of international entities and rules that have a place beyond nation states and myopic national interests. This is probably a pretty sloppy definition, but wanted to respond. I sometimes feel like a hybrid between liberal internationalism and realism, both of which are tightly intertwined — more than I find most scholars willing to admit. Hope this is useful.


  5. tommy harper says:

    Steve, I am curious how you personally define “liberal internationalism”.


  6. samuel burke says:

    Thank you Steve for hosting this conference, the invitees were
    excellent and shed some light on how these issued are viewed, i
    particularly liked your reference to google and xerox.


  7. WigWag says:

    Steve, you are fantastic. Everyone here is really indebted to you for allowing us to share in this.


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