Protecting Cultural Treasures in Conflict: A Conversation with Karl von Habsburg

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Event Time: 
12:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m.
Location: 
012 Bendheim Hall

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will hold a Crisis Diplomacy Lunch seminar at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014, in 012 Bendheim Hall. Karl von Habsburg, LLM, Imperial Prince and Archduke of Austria, Royal Prince of Hungary and Bohemia, and currently chairman of the International Committee of the Blue Shield, the "Red Cross" for threatened cultural heritage during armed conflicts will be the featured speaker.  A high tea with von Habsburg, open to Princeton University faculty and students only, will also be held on Thursday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m. (room TBD). The tea is co-sponsored by the Department of History. To attend either event, RSVP to Julia Trehu.

Karl von Habsburg, LLM, Imperial Prince and Archduke of Austria, Royal Prince of Hungary and Bohemia is currently chairman of Blue Shield. From 1995 to 1999, he served as Member of the European Parliament. Following his law studies at Salzburg University, Karl von Habsburg served with the Austrian Defense Forces, for 16 years as pilot in the Austrian Air Force, and currently as Cultural Property Protection Officer. His work has brought him in recent years to Chechnya, the Caucasus, Syria, Mali, Egypt, Libya, and Eastern Ukraine, as well as the Ilemi disputed territory.