In a new LISD commentary, "Referendum,"  Dr. Matt Qvortrup, using the forthcoming Scottish independence vote and the recent referendum in Ukraine as examples, analyzes how the referendum provides a mechanism for resolving territorial disputes through democratic means but asserts that without an agreed legal framework referendums can also exacerbate ethnic conflict.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination’s Program on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations (PORDIR) convened its sixth annual colloquium from June 19-21 2014, at the Liechtenstein City Palace in Vienna, Austria, with the theme of "Religion and Revolution.” Previous PORDIR conferences have focused on religion, crisis, and the situation of women and the next generation (2013), religion and self-determination (2011), religion in crisis diplomacy (2010), religion in development (2009), and the influence of religion and religious beliefs in the conduct of international diplo

A new policy report, "The Crisis in Syria" outlines diplomatic missteps, critical objectives, and recommendations related to the ongoing crisis in Syria.

A new policy report, "Strengthening Implementation of the UN's Children and Armed Conflict Agenda" addresses the role of the United Nations in protecting children in areas of armed conflict. The report has been issued as official UN General Assembly and Security Council document A/68/750-S/2014/91.

The Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR) has selected eighteen 2013-14 Fellows in Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations through a competitive application process. The fellows are: Ruwa Alhayek, Yasmin Dagne, Alex El-Fakir, Rupert Elderkin, Jesse Fleck, Alessandra L. González, Sharan Grewal, Tucker Jones, Jean Lee, Vanessa Mosoti, Mia Rifai, Candace Rondeaux, Pat Rounds, Brandon Scott, Jenna Spitzer, Ben Taub, Douglas Wallack, and Rachel Webb.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination is currently accepting applications from current Princeton University students for paid internship positions and for volunteer positions with the Institute's Student Associates Program for the 2013-2014 academic year. LISD seeks applicants to participate as part of an active and committed team of Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students who support LISD's projects and initiatives.

Student Interns (paid)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, October 10 (5:00 p.m.)

The Liechtenstein Institute's Program on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations (PORDIR) is now accepting applications for 2013-2014 student fellows. The theme for this year’s fellowship is Religion and Revolution.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination co-sponsored a lecture and discussion, "Men, Peace and Security: Engaging Men and Boys to Promote Gender Equality and Eliminate Gender-Based Violence," on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the United Nations, North Lawn Building, Room 6. The featured speaker was Gary Barker, International Director of Promundo.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD) at Princeton University’s Program on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations (PORDIR) convened a colloquium, "Religion and Crisis: The Situation of Women and the Next Generation," in Vienna, Austria from June 7-9, 2013, in Vienna, Austria at the Liechtenstein City Palace and at the Diplomatic Academy. This was the fifth annual PORDIR colloquium.