Amitav Acharya

Professor of International Relations; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Amitav Acharya is the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Distinguished Professor at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC. His recent books include The End of American World Order (Polity, 2014, 2018); Constructing Global Order (Cambridge, 2018); Why Govern: rethinking Demand and Progress in Global Governance (editor, Cambridge, 2016); and The Making of Global International Relations: Origins and Evolution of IR at Its Centenary (co-author with Barry Buzan, Cambridge, 2019). He has contributed op-eds to Financial Times, Washington Post (Monkey Cage Blog), International Herald Tribune/New York Times, Times of India, Australian Financial Review, and YaleGlobal Online, and appeared in BBC, CNN, CNBC, and National Public Radio (NPR) and other media. He is the first non-Western scholar elected to lead the International Studies Association (ISA), the world’s largest and most influential association on international studies. ISA has honored him with two Distinguished Scholar Awards: in 2015 for his “outstanding contribution to scholarship on non-Western IR theory and inclusion in IR” and another in 2018 for “exceptional… influence, intellectual works and mentorship” in the field of international organization. His project as a Berggruen Institute Fellow examines the crisis in the liberal international order and the emergence of a more pluralistic and post-Western Multiplex World.

By Amitav Acharya

Hegemony and Diversity in the ‘Liberal International Order’: Theory and Reality

From Heaven to Earth: ‘Cultural Idealism’ and ‘Moral Realism’ as Chinese Contributions to Global International Relations