LISD Open House High Tea

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Event Time: 
4:00 p.m.
012 Bendheim Hall

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University and LISD Director, Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, cordially invite Princeton University graduate and undergraduate students as well as Princeton-affiliated faculty members to an open house and high tea on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in 012 Bendheim Hall. This introductory high tea represents an opportunity for students, post-docs, and faculty members to learn more about LISD, its current projects, publications program, and ways to become involved in LISD's activities.  

In addition to LISD director, Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, present at the open house will be LISD research associates Dr. Michael Barry and Dr. Beth English; non-resident associate and associate professor at the University of Tel Aviv, Prof. Uriel Abulof; and Amb. Hans-Ulrich Seidt (PhD), Inspector General of the German Foreign Office, Berlin, and former German Ambassador to Afghanistan and South Korea, who will be speaking at a Crisis Diplomacy lunch seminar earlier in the day. 

LISD focuses its research, teachings, publications, and projects on issues concerning self-determination, sovereignty, and security, including communities, states, and non-state actors. LISD also addresses self-governance, boundaries, and ethnic, socio-economic, cultural-religious, legal, and strategic dimensions. The Institute's work assists in developing effective, sustainable, innovative ideas in order to reduce tensions among global actors, and educate the next generation of leaders.

In addition to ongoing programs on European Security, Crisis Diplomacy, Self-Determination, Religion and Diplomacy in International Relations (PORDIR), and Women in the Global Community, LISD runs digital projects including the Digital Interactive Regional Mapping and Information System (DIRMAIS) and the Princeton Encyclopedia on Self-Determination (PESD.) Over the years, LISD, together with the Liechtenstein Colloquium on European and International Affairs (LCM, established 1989), has dealt with critical issues in the Balkans, and the wider Middle-East and Central Asia, focusing specifically on Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, and the Black Sea region. Recently, this work has focused on the security situation in Ukraine and ramifications for European security and cooperation and the transatlantic relationship.