Lecture Ayse Zarakol: Is the disorder of our times unprecedented?

Security History Network


On 22 April, the Security History Network organises the lecture Is the Disorder of Our Times Unprecedented?, by Professor of International Relations Ayse Zarakol (University of Cambridge). 

International orders

In this lecture, Zarakol will draw from her award-winning book Before the West: The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders (2022) and her current British Academy project Pathways from Disorder to Order: Where History meets Theory to discuss the making and unmaking of international orders. What lessons can we draw from history for our international order and what may come after it?

About Ayse Zarakol

Ayse Zarakol is Professor of International Relations at the University of Cambridge, where she is also Fellow at Emmanuel College. Her research focuses on the intersection of historical sociology and IR, focusing on East-West relations in the international system, history and future of world order(s), conceptualisations of modernity and sovereignty, rising and declining powers, and Turkish politics in a comparative perspective. Her most recent book, Before the West: The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders was published in 2022.

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