2012-13 Crisis Diplomacy Lunch Seminar Series Scheduled

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will hold a lunchtime seminar series on crisis diplomacy through the 2012-2013 academic year. Sessions will be held Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. in 012 Bendheim Hall. To subscribe to the seminar mailing list, contact Angella Matheney.

The seminar series is part of the Institute's project on International Crisis Diplomacy, directed by LISD Director, Wolfgang Danspeckgruber. The International Crisis Diplomacy project studies the emergent "new" diplomacy of the twenty-first century by considering how post-Cold War global interconnectedness, non-state actors, and challenges from terrorism and piracy to humanitarian crises and pandemics demand an altered conceptualization and practice of "traditional" diplomacy. The project considers the subject from theoretical and conceptual perspectives, as well as through case studies of emerging and current crises throughout world.

Seminar series speakers in during the fall 2012 semester have included Ertugrul Apakan, Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations; Temuri Yakobashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to the US; Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference; Frank Wisner ('61), Foreign Affairs Advisor, Patton Boggs; Thomas Mayr-Harting, Representative of the EU to the United Nations.

The schedule of peakers for the spring 2013 semester will be available in January.