Announcements

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD) at Princeton University convened the 10th annual colloquium for the Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR) in Prague, Czech Republic, on June 8-10, 2017. This year’s program theme was “Religion and Empire.” Univerzita Karlova, the oldest extant Central European university, founded in 1348, hosted the meeting attended by PORDIR fellows, Princeton University resident scholars, and LISD associates. LISD Founding Director, Dr. Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, chaired the event.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University convened a colloquium, “Religion, Values, and Spirituality: The Impact on Diplomacy and Security,” in Vienna, Austria, at the City Palais Liechtenstein, on June 4-6, 2017. The colloquium was convened in honor of the10th Anniversary of LISD’s Program on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations (PORDIR), and in cooperation with ProOriente Wien.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University co-sponsored a two-day academic conference on the topic of “connectivity” with the OSCE 2017 Austrian Chairmanship in Linz, Austria, Monday, Tuesday, 15-16 May, 2017.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination supported the Annual Woodrow Wilson School Service Auction with a cookout for WWS students and their guests at the home of LISD Director Wolfgang Danspeckgruber and Dr. Annegret Dettwiler-Danspeckgruber in April.

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University convened a colloquium, “Rebuilding Trust: Interaction, Dialogue, Crisis Management” in Vienna, Austria, at the Garden Palais Liechtenstein, on May 11-13, 2017. The colloquium was convened in cooperation with the 2017 Austrian Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University co-sponsored the inaugural US-China Global Governance Forum, April 5-9, 2017, on the Princeton University campus. Organized by the student-led Princeton US-China Coalition, the forum presented an platform for students from the US and China to interact with reputed faculty and government leaders, formulate joint solutions in response to modern-day policy challenges, speak candidly with each other about political and ethical topics, and develop personal relationships to foster longer-term exchange.

Natives at Princeton (NAP) with the help of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and other Princeton University departments[1] successfully convened the first Ivy Native Conference to be held on the Princeton University campus on April 8, 2017. This event was the culmination of two years of development efforts to rebuild the Native student group at Princeton University into a vibrant organization. NAP members come from a diverse and engaging group of Princeton students.

A new LISD policy report, "Priorities for the UN's Children and Armed Conflict Agenda," addresses how the United Nations can better implement its Children and Armed Conflict agenda.

In a new LISD commentary “Potemkin's Refugee Policy,” researcher Georg Gassauer uses the first anniversary of the EU-Turkey Statement (EUTS) to review the European refugee response. Drawing on extensive field research conducted along the 2,500 kilometer Balkan route from Vienna to the Syrian border, the commentary discusses how a politics of appeasement towards an increasingly aggressive Turkey has created a relationship of dependence between the EU and Turkey.

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, Founding Director of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University (LISD) will serve as an advisor and co-chair of special academic programs to the Austrian Chairmanship in Office (CiO) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2017.

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