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Alumni-Faculty Forum: Rising Powers: Who Will Lead the New World Order?

May 26, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Rising Powers Who Will Lead the New World Order

Location: McCosh Hall, Room 50



John Ikenberry
Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs in the Department of Politics and the School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University



Jeremy K. B. Kinsman ’63
Distinguished Fellow, Canadian International Council

Cameron Hume ’68
Ambassador (ret.)

Edwin Nicolas ’83
Deputy Chief Mission Support, United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)

Anna Gelpern ’88
Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and International Finance, Georgetown Law




John Ikenberry
John Ikenberry is a theorist of international relations and United States foreign policy. He is the author of eight books, most recently, “A World Safe for Democracy: Liberal Internationalism in the Making of Modern World Order,” which was a finalist for the Arthur Ross Book Award, listed as “Best of the Year” by Foreign Policy magazine, and listed at Editors’ Best of the Year by Foreign Affairs. Other books include: “Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American System”; and “After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars.” A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ikenberry was the 72nd Eastman Visiting Professor at Balliol College, Oxford and is a Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. He returned to Princeton in 2004.



Jeremy K. B. Kinsman ’63
Jeremy Kinsman is Canadian, Montreal-born and bred, but with wife Hana, a migrant to Vancouver Island. He spent forty years in the Canadian Foreign Service, including as minister in both New York — at the United Nations — and in Washington. Having being chair of policy planning and political director in Ottawa, he was Canada’s Ambassador in Moscow, Rome, London and to the European Union. Since 2006, Kinsman was at Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs in 2007-08 as diplomat in residence, and then for several years concurrently at Berkeley, as Regent’s Lecturer and international scholar, and at Ryerson University in Toronto, while directing an international project for the Community of Democracies which produced “A Diplomat’s Handbook for Democracy Development.” Today, he is a distinguished fellow of the Canadian International Council, CTV News foreign affairs commentator and writer for several publications, while completing a book on “democracy’s disappointments since 1989’s euphoria” for Simon and Schuster.

Cameron Hume ’68
After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Libya, Cameron Hume was a member of the Foreign Service for forty years, including tours as ambassador to Algeria, South Africa, Sudan and Indonesia. Other assignments included Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia, the Holy See and a member of the U.S. delegation to the U.N. He speaks Arabic, French and Italian. Hume is the author of three books and numerous articles on diplomacy. He served for eight years as a member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Ocean Exploration Advisory Board. Currently he advises the Richardson Center for Global Engagement on efforts to secure the safe return of Americans unjustly imprisoned in Russia, Iran, Myanmar and elsewhere.

Edwin Nicolas ’83
After obtaining his A.B in History from Princeton, Edwin Nicolas obtained a Master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He worked briefly in state and local government before joining the United Nations, and has been serving with UN peacekeeping missions since 1995, living and working in Haiti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and several countries in the Middle East.  Throughout his career he has been involved in supporting UN efforts in post-conflict reconstruction, disaster relief and refugee assistance projects. He currently serves as the Deputy Chief Mission Support for the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), the UN’s first (and oldest) operational peacekeeping mission, established following the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Based at UNTSO Headquarters in Jerusalem, he oversees the provision of logistical and administrative support to UNTSO personnel operating in Israel, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt.

Anna Gelpern ’88
Anna Gelpern has published research on government debt, contracts and regulation of financial institutions and markets. She has co-authored a law textbook on international finance, and has contributed to international initiatives on financial reform and government debt. She co-directs the Sovereign Debt Forum, a collaboration among Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law and academic institutions in the United States and Europe dedicated to cutting edge research and capacity building in sovereign debt management. Before coming to Georgetown, she held full-time appointments at American University’s Washington College of Law, Rutgers Law School-Newark and Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs. Gelpern has held visiting appointments at Harvard and Penn law schools. Between 1996 and 2002, she served in legal and policy positions at the U.S. Treasury Department. Earlier she practiced with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York and London.


May 26, 2023
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
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