20 May 2013 Lecture: Robert Keohane on the Hobbes’s Dilemma

Hobbes’s Dilemma and the Liberal Quest for World Order

In his talk, Professor Keohane addressed the challenges of maintaining a liberal world order, particularly in the face of increasing globalization and changing notions of sovereignty.

  • Robert O. Keohane is Professor of International Affairs, Princeton University. He is the author of After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy (1984) and Power and Governance in a Partially Globalized World (2002). He is co-author (with Joseph S. Nye, Jr.) of Power and Interdependence (third edition 2001), and (with Gary King and Sidney Verba) of Designing Social Inquiry (1994). He has served as the editor of the journal International Organization and as president of the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association. He won the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, 1989, and the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, 2005. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. He has received honorary degrees from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and Science Po in Paris, and is the Harold Lasswell Fellow (2007-08) of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. In 2005, Professor Keohane was listed as the most influential scholar of international relations in the magazine Foreign Policy.
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 17:30
BSG Lecture Theatre, 10 Merton Street