Episode 20: International Order

7 10 2021

In this installment of “Whiskey Optional,” Stacie Goddard (Wellesley), Evelyn Goh (Australian National University), and Kyle Lascurettes (Lewis and Clark) join the podcast. You’ll never guess what the subject of discussion is. 

Unless you read the title of this episode. 

Then you’ll know that it’s about “International order.” 

The panelists tackle such pressing questions as: What is international order, anyway? Is it everything… or nothing at all? Why do academic debates about international order give a lot of scholars a sense of déjà vu? How can a concept that’s taken on such a central place in policy debates remain so elusive? 

Patrick Thaddeus Jackson is Professor of International Studies in the School of International Service, and also Director of the AU Honors program. He was formerly Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Relations and Development, and is currently Series Editor of the University of Michigan Press' book series Configurations: Critical Studies of World Politics.

Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.