SAM, in cooperation with ORSAM, hosted Prof. G. John Ikenberry, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, in Ankara on 16 April 2014. On the occasion of John Ikenberry’s visit to Ankara, a round-table discussion meeting was held with the participation of high ranking diplomats, bureaucrats and academics from eminent universities and think-tanks based in Turkey.
In the beginning, Prof. Ikenberry delivered a speech on the title of “The Future of Liberal International Order” where he evaluated possible scenarios regarding the power shifts in the global politics. Furthermore, Prof. Ikenberry assessed whether the USA is retreating from the Middle East and pivoting to Asia-Pacific region.
In the Q&A session, he discussed US’ foreign policy towards Egypt and Syria with regards to principles such as democracy, human rights and rule of law and dwelled upon the recent tension in the US-Israeli relations.