President of International Studies Association (ISA)
March 1, 2020

I am greatly honored to have been elected as the president of the International Studies Association (ISA) for the 2020-2021 term. You can read more about the election and find…

EUI Max Weber Lecture on Globalization & Its Political Consequences
May 20, 2019

I lectured on the evolution of globalization and its political consequences as part of the Max Weber Lecture Series at the European University Institute on May 15, 2019. A video of the lecture can be found…

National Academy of Sciences Membership
May 2, 2019

I am deeply honored to have been elected into the National Academy of Sciences on April 30, 2019. 



More information about the election can be found on the…

Globalisation, populism and the decline of the welfare state (Survival)
Feb. 19, 2019
The costs imposed on individuals by globalisation are driving support for extreme political movements, says Helen Milner. Neither protectionism nor the traditional welfare state offer ideal solutions.
Globalization, Populism and the Decline of the West
Feb. 19, 2019

In recent work, I explore whether rising inequality, financial crises, deflationary pressures, deindustrialization, competition from developing countries, and rapid technological change may be undoing the compromise of embedded liberalism that sustained globalization for decades. If so, what can be done to stop this trend? 

A Note on the Enduring Legacy of Robert Gilpin (Foreign Affairs)
Aug. 15, 2018
Robert G. Gilpin, one of the leading realist scholars of international political economy, passed away on June 20. When Gilpin began his career, the field of IPE, which is the study of how politics and economics interact in the global system, was in its infancy. He helped define…
Why We Should Preserve International Institutions and Order
July 28, 2018

The international order formed after World War II provides important benefits to the United States as well as other countries. The United Nations, NATO, the World Trade Organization, the European Union, and other postwar institutions all help to provide economic stability and international security, contributing to unprecedented levels of…

Trump and Trade (BBC RADIO)
July 18, 2018

Milner discusses the consequences of the Trump administration's trade policies on multinational corporations and global supply chains to BBC Radio London.