Announcements

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD) at Princeton University convened the 12th annual colloquium for the Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR) in Jerusalem on June 9-12, 2019. This year’s program theme was “Religion and Mediation”. Hosted in a city rich with history and ripe with political relevancy, the meeting of PORDIR fellows, Princeton University resident scholars, and LISD associates was both important and memorable.

Photo of workshop participants listening to a presentation.

The global health impact of pharmaceutical products, access to essential medicines, and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were the focus of a workshop convened by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Princeton University. The workshop was organized by LISD’s Project on Self-Determination and Emerging Issues, which explores the intersection between self-determination and the topical concerns of migration, sustainable development, and the environment.

Picture of the definition of self-determination in a dictionary.

A new report by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University (LISD) and the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations in New York, "Self-Determination in Conflict Prevention and Resolution," focuses on the linkages between self-determination and conflict, in particular with regard to conflict prevention.

Picture of boat filled with migrants

The latest LISD Issue Report, "The Future of Mobility and Migration within and from Sub-Saharan Africa," analyzes the drivers, dynamics, and consequences of African migration. Originally written as a foresight reflection paper sponsored by the European Political Strategy Centre of the European Commission, the report's authors, Loren B.

John Kerry shaking hands with Javad Zarif

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination convened a Crisis Diplomacy lunch seminar, "The Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Triumph and Failure of Diplomacy," on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. in 019 Bendheim Hall, with Amin Saikal, University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University.

Two students listening to a presentation by a third student

Student Fellows in LISD's Project on Gender in the Global Community (GGC) presented their year-long research projects as part of a day-long symposium convened at Princeton University on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Students presented research projects undertaken as part of their participation in the GGC student fellowship in "Gender, Law, and Security." It was the second annual research day sponsored by the GGC project.        

President Barroso and Wolfgang Danspeckgruber speaking at seminar

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination held a lunch seminar, "The Daunting State of Global Relations," on Friday, March 29, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. in 019 Bendheim Hall, with José Manuel Durao Barroso, former president of the European Commission and a non-resident senior fellow with LISD. The lunch session was co-sponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, and the EU Program at Princeton.

Joschka Fischer speaking at a conference

Joschka Fischer, former German Foreign Minister, former Vice Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, and former chair of the German Green Party spoke on "The End of the West as We Have Known It?," at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination on Friday, April 5, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. in 019 Bendheim Hall. Fischer was a former LISD Senior Visiting Fellow while at the Woodrow Wilson School as Frederick H. Schultz Class of 1951 Professor of International Economic Policy.

Federica Mogherini speaking at a conference

On Monday, March 11, 2019, the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination together with the Woodrow Wilson School welcomed HE Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, to Princeton University for a day-long visit. While at Princeton, HE Mogherini presented a luncheon lecture co-sponsored by the EU Program at Princeton University, "The European Union: A Powerful Global Actor?" and later adressed a select group of Princeton faculty and students in a private session.

Freedom Bridge Connecting South Korea to the Demilitarized Zone and North Korea

In a new LISD Commentary, "Letter from Seoul: 'Memory and Hope'," Wolfgang Danspeckgruber with Hans Ulrich Seidt discuss the geopolitical, cultural and regional factors affecting a potential reunification of North Korea and the Republic of South Korea. They detail that "most Koreans, regardless whether they are in favor of reunification or not, do feel like one people.