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The Engelsberg Applied History Programme presents: The False Promise of Liberal Order: Nostalgia, Delusion and the Rise of Trump - Patrick Porter in conversation with Jennifer Lind , and chaired by Alessio Patalano.

In an age of demagogues, hostile great powers and trade wars, foreign policy traditionalists dream of restoring liberal international order. This order, they claim, ushered in seventy years of peace and prosperity and saw post-war America domesticate the world to its values. Patrick Porter’s new book The False Promise of Liberal Order exposes the flaws in this nostalgic vision.

Patrick Porter is Chair in International Security and Strategy at the University of Birmingham. He is a Fellow at the Quincy Institute of Responsible Statecraft and the Royal United Services Institute. His book Blunder: Britain's War in Iraq was shortlisted for the British Army Military Book of the Year Prize, 2019.

Jennifer Lind is Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College, and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House. She is the author of Sorry States: Apologies in International Politics, and she has authored scholarly articles in International Security and International Studies Quarterly, and writes for wider audiences in outlets such as Foreign Affairs and National Interest. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Alessio Patalano is a Reader in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and specialises in Japanese naval history and strategy and contemporary maritime issues in East Asia. Patalano is the Director of the Asian Security & Warfare Research Group and Research Associate at the King’s China Institute.

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Alessio Patalano

Professor of War & Strategy in East Asia